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fair market price for recycled timbers
« on: November 05, 2005, 08:19:23 PM »
Hello everyone! My name is James and I'm new to the fourm.

I have a friend in southeastern Ohio who recently got into tearing down barns. I'm trying to broker a deal on some oak timbers that he has to a timber framer down here in Georgia. I hope to score a few timbers and some barn siding out of the deal but I have no idea what the going rate for hand hewn timbers would be.
He said he has a guy in West Virginia that offered him $8 a linear foot for timbers and $1 per square foot for the siding. That sounds kinda low to me.

If anyone knows where I can get a general idea what all this wood is worth I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: fair market price for recycled timbers
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005, 08:22:51 PM »
Welcome Acer.

That stuff is based purely on local demand.   You name your price and see if someone bites. 

There is a market for it in metropolitan areas of N. Florida and the money is good.  There are farmers burning old barns just north of us in Georgia to get the "trash" out of the way.  :)

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Re: fair market price for recycled timbers
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2005, 08:30:11 PM »
Welcome to the forum Acer.

"Worth" is a tough one as it depends. To me, its 'worth' is whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

Maybe some members 'know' of some higher prices somewhere, but shipping might be a controlling factor as to their worth.

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Re: fair market price for recycled timbers
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2005, 09:19:44 PM »
Ask what you feel it's worth. recycled timbers have character and history.
I recycle redwood when i can. The redwood sold these days is garbage compared to the old growth stuff.

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