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What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:13 am »
I have some cypress logs that have been stored in my pond since hurricane Katrina.  I  am getting ready to cut it and need to know what price to sell the lumber for?  Thanks. ???

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 12:18:35 pm »
Well some it it depends on where you is
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 12:46:34 pm »
And will surely depend on what someone is willing to pay for the cypress.

What is the percentage of heartwood in the logs?
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 03:03:47 pm »
BOUGE CHITTO....Where do you live????
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 03:17:51 pm »
North of New Orleans.  Washington parish.  A customer wants 2 x 4s, 8 x 8s, 2 x 6s,

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 03:22:46 pm »
 

 

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 03:24:04 pm »
 

 

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 03:42:29 pm »
I looked on a website in your area. I saw where a seller was asking $6.00 BF for rough cut in the sizes you have listed. This price still does not mean it's selling though. This is just what's he's asking.
If you know where other sawmills are in your area, give them a call and see what they get a BF for rough sawn Cypress. Act like your a customer.  :D
If you have a local market bulletin in your area, check it for "cypress for sale".
Also check the want ads in your newspapers or online.

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 04:00:28 pm »
I looked on a website in your area. I saw where a seller was asking $6.00 BF for rough cut in the sizes you have listed. This price still does not mean it's selling though. This is just what's he's asking.
If you know where other sawmills are in your area, give them a call and see what they get a BF for rough sawn Cypress. Act like your a customer.  :D
If you have a local market bulletin in your area, check it for "cypress for sale".
Also check the want ads in your newspapers or online.

Hope this helps.
Thanks POSTONLT40HD. That would be great if I got that for it.  But I think I will cut the price in half.  This customer is a friend.   8)

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 05:04:44 pm »
If you're thinking $3 bdf you won't like my answer.  South Alabama rough cypress runs $1.50...now in the big cities its more.  I've shipped up north for the $3 figure and shipped sinker for twice that. 
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 05:19:45 pm »
Well I will wait until I get more replies and decide later.  Thanks everyone, for your help.

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 05:55:26 pm »
Get in touch with Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen if you have heartwood available for sale. There are structures built from cypress heartwood that are in disrepair and they were searching for cypress heartwood. Much of the cypress second growth is sapwood and doesn't have the same long-lasting properties as heartwood. They might pay whatever you ask.
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 06:13:46 pm »
That $6/bf must be for "sinker' or "deadhead" cypress , which is old growth logs (or someone hoping to hit a homerun with not much lumber to sell). In Fla. $1-!.50/bf for mill run, rough,green lumber is the going price. Even at that, we get cheaper cypress being sent down here from the Carolina's.

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 06:23:41 pm »
I can buy 4/4 Cypress FAS/Sel for $1.85/BF here in East Texas.
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 07:59:29 pm »
In SE Arkansas I get the following

$0.90 green off my mill
$1.00 stickered and air dried
$1.20 kiln dried

Prices are subject to go down if I am broke.
Prices subject to go up if I am over worked.
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2012, 04:17:13 am »
The big mill I cut for sells it for $1.00/bf and up. The larger/longer the timber the higher the price. One timber I cut was 26' long and 22"X22" square edge timber. They charged a good bit more for that one as they had to dig through several piles of logs to find one that I could get that timber out of.
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2012, 05:09:20 am »
West TN and KY cypress sometimes can be hard to move at any price. 350mbf for logs and 700mbf for lumber would buy every log and board in the country here.

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2012, 11:25:59 pm »
I can get $1.50 or so retail for green cypress around here.
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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2012, 04:24:08 pm »
Maybe find the 'buyer' on the History Channel show "Ax Men".... some guy buys cypress sinker logs off the guy in Louisiana, for minor fortunes.... some of the logs he's dragged out of the swamp and sold, I'd'a left there... looks like they'd fall apart before getting on the mill...

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Re: What do you charge for rough cut cypress lumber?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2012, 05:16:18 pm »
And sometimes we get to actually saw some of it.   :)   LINK
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