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    Default Timber in a Pack lot, what is a Pack ?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question.

    Can someone please explain to me what/how much is in a pack lot of timber?

    I am after a largish amount of vic ash/tas oak I have been advised a pack lot would be the best option.

    A recommended supplier in Victoria would also be great.


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    Normally it's a cubic metre. Like many things timber is cheaper when bought in bulk and "packs" are a standard portion the supplier likes to deal in.
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    Give Matthew's Timber in Rooks Rd, Mitcham a go.

    Whatever the quantity I've bought from them - large or small, they've always given me a good price, even if I've spent an hour or more sorting through packs to pull out the really good stuff.
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    Thanks Damian, make sense.

    What about the dimensions of the actual stock?

    Do suppliers offer pack lots in different dimensions? or even in mixed dimensions?

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    Depends on the variety and width. When I've bought t/oak from Matthew's I go for a wider board of 200 which gives me the minimum thickness I want of 19mm. Spotted gum in 200mm plus a bit more comes at 25mm. 180 in s/gum is 19mm - all depends.

    To answer your other question: mixed length of the same width and thickness.
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    Thanks Waldo, will give mathews a call.

    Doesnt sound like a pack is as standard as I initally thought...


    joez

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