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Selling Walnut wood?

 
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A friend of mine would like to sell the wood from a black walnut she has to take down. How does she go about doing that, and does anyone know about pricing?

 
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Call up local cabinet makers and wood workers.  Boutique buyers.
 
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Price will depend on how much milling she does to the wood. Raw trunks are usually the best way to sell if you don't have access to a sawmill to turn the trunk into planks.

Right now there is a demand for "live edge" table planks (2 to 3 inches thick and with the bark still on the edges of the planks) Wood like that will bring around 25 dollars per board foot.

If there is a luthier in her area, she would probably get the best price from them. (I have paid 35 dollars a running foot for fresh felled black walnut that was destined for guitar backs and sides) (prepared sets can go for up to 1200 dollars if there is highly figured grain)

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Thank you!
 
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