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Walnut Prices Climbing

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Not sure what 4/4 was, but recently my yard had 8/4 (rift/quartered) for $11.25/bf, 12/4 was $12.78/bf, and 16/4 for $16.47/bf.

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6.97 a bd ft for us common folk up here in Wisconsin. Yahuh. 

Thankfully I have 100 bdft that is just about finished drying, in the house in TN. 

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New to the forum, first post. Howdy to all my fellow woodworkers. 

Love working with walnut. Not sure the retail price here in Virginia, as haven't bought any retail in many years. I usually buy from local sawyers green and dry it myself. Last load I bought was about 50/50 cherry and walnut, 2000 bd ft +/- at  80 cents/bd ft.  Of course it's mill run, so a mix of grades with about 30%-40% FAS boards. The rest lower grades, but works fine for most projects as the lower grade boards  still yield good lumber for smaller parts.  here is some of it in the shop. All the 8/4, 12/4 stuff is on the floor. 

 

 

 

 

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Nice.  You can hardly buy firewood at 80 cents/bf.  I might even deal with rough/green commons at that price.  And I hate rough/green commons.

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I just paid $14.08 for 4/4 FAS S2S.

Although it says S2S it comes at 13/16" and is actually planed on the faces and ripped on both edges.

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Current pricing from my local dealer in NH:

BLACK WALNUT
4/4 RGH   9.40
4/4 S3S 3/4”   10.05
4/4 8”+ RGH  11.35
4/4 8”+ S3S 3/4”   12.00
5/4 RGH   9.55
6/4 RGH   9.75
8/4 RGH   12.40
8/4 S3S 1 3/4”   13.05
10/4 RGH  11.25
12/4 RGH   12.00
16/4 RGH   12.40

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2 minutes ago, LazarusDB said:

Current pricing from my local dealer in NH:

BLACK WALNUT
4/4 RGH   9.40
4/4 S3S 3/4”   10.05
4/4 8”+ RGH  11.35
4/4 8”+ S3S 3/4”   12.00
5/4 RGH   9.55
6/4 RGH   9.75
8/4 RGH   12.40
8/4 S3S 1 3/4”   13.05
10/4 RGH  11.25
12/4 RGH   12.00
16/4 RGH   12.40

The prices aren't bad for the thicker stock, but that's crazy talk for 4/4 rough.  Wow.  Hope it's some seriously nice material.

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I can sometimes get what I need at a better price from my local Rockler...surprisingly. They don't have nearly the selection the hardwood supplier does though.

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Just stopped in at Curious Hardwood (a division of Curtis Lumber) up above Albany and I saw they had "wide" walnut (didn't look all that wide to me, maybe 10"-12") for $14.19 (4/4)

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