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12th Jul 2004, 11:48 PM
Hei Guys,
Anyone know of a source for cheap jarrah here in WA.
I was hoping to cut up a railway sleeper, but an old one I got was too hard and brittle, and new sleepers I can't find.
Any ideas?

13th Jul 2004, 12:30 AM
try a salvage yard.
can get 2nd hand jarrah in adelaide for about $2 a metre approx 90x90
dont know about sleepers.

cheers Ian :)

13th Jul 2004, 12:01 PM

There are always jarrah for sale cheap in the Quokka. Usually from old pergolas that people have pulled down. Roof timber tends to be a bit more exxy.

As for salvage yards, yeah, they;re great but all their timber needs a bit of work. At the upper end, Vinsans in bayswater are pretty good (http://www.vinsancontracting.com.au). All their stuff denailed and sorted and neatly stacked. But they are a bit more pricey. I got 4x2mtr perfect Redgum ex-house stumps for $30

Your average joe salvage is usually pretty cheap but you have to spend a bit of time sorting through as the timber is often in a big pile. I always take a small BBQ scraper so I can see whats underneath the gunk.