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    Default Vic Ash going rates

    I am planning up a project and was looking to use Vic Ash. I contacted a local supplier here in SEQ and they have given me a rate of almost $48 per lm for 150x50mm and $33 per lm for 150x38mm both sawn finish. I was a bit taken aback by these prices. Is this what you guys are getting or is this a bit high?

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    Can't comment on the prices for Vic ash but that's slightly more than I paid for hard maple lately. $48 for a lineal metre of 150x50 works out at about $6400 per cubic metre. I paid about $6000 per cube for the imported hard maple.

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    Wow TT, that seems steep.

    $33 per lm for 150x38 equates to say $22 per lm for 150x25

    I just paid $11.63 per lm for DRESSED 135x19, which is same nominal dimension as sawn 150x25.

    Got to say it is beautiful grade too.

    (Only reason I got it dressed was I can't travel and the local lumber yard only has dressed. Invoice attached)

    I'm working on the basis that Tassie Oak and Vic Ash are pretty much the same thing. At least they are down here.
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    Keep searching mate, you can get better pricing on broken pack orders, I paid $38 l/m for 150 x 50 and $13 l/m for 150 x 25 last month.

    Britton Timbers are fantastic to deal with, not sure if they sell to the public.

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    Agreed on some rather speculative pricing being applied by some companies.

    Bevan from TimberDimensions seems to get some amazing rates: https://www.instagram.com/timberdimensions/

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    The price point will be effected by minimum orders and freight cost of small quantities. They may not be price gouging just factoring in their costs if it isnít a stocked line.
    My timber yard will tell me upfront that their pricing will be high on some items for the above reasons and even who to call for a better price
    Shop around and see what others have to offer

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    Yeah, I bit steep me thinks.

    Bear in mind that Iím buying 1/4 to 1/2 m3 of a section size at a time. Usually a cube per delivery.

    150 x 38 $25 l/m
    150 x 50 $36 l/m

    These prices are for sawn/ gauged stock. Select. Zero collapse. I do get a bit better if I buy a full pack of a particular section size. Often Iím spending $3k on an order. You could add 35% to those prices for a couple of sticks which is what I do when folk want just a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfield Guy View Post
    Yeah, I bit steep me thinks.

    Bear in mind that I’m buying 1/4 to 1/2 m3 of a section size at a time. Usually a cube per delivery.

    150 x 38 $25 l/m
    150 x 50 $36 l/m

    These prices are for sawn/ gauged stock. Select. Zero collapse. I do get a bit better if I buy a full pack of a particular section size. Often I’m spending $3k on an order. You could add 35% to those prices for a couple of sticks which is what I do when folk want just a bit.

    cheers
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    The last lot of select I got in had an annoying amount of collapse in the 150 x 25, I had a fair bit of overage in the order so it was fine, just frustrating to be paying for select and needing to joint a face before selecting material.

    The 150 x 50 was solid at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfield Guy View Post
    Yeah, I bit steep me thinks.

    Bear in mind that Iím buying 1/4 to 1/2 m3 of a section size at a time. Usually a cube per delivery.

    150 x 38 $25 l/m
    150 x 50 $36 l/m

    These prices are for sawn/ gauged stock. Select. Zero collapse. I do get a bit better if I buy a full pack of a particular section size. Often Iím spending $3k on an order. You could add 35% to those prices for a couple of sticks which is what I do when folk want just a bit.

    cheers
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    Forgive my ignorance, what does "collapse" in a timber mean?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by yvan View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, what does "collapse" in a timber mean?

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    Tas Oak/Vic Ash have a tendency for cell collapse during drying, leads to voids/internal checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK_Qld View Post
    Tas Oak/Vic Ash have a tendency for cell collapse during drying, leads to voids/internal checking.
    And that can be a REAL pain. I used some F17 (I think) which is actually construction grade, to build a tool cabinet, and the checking was a wretched thing to deal with. Good thing it was only shop furniture. Got away with it in the end (with using super glue and thinned PVA to fill/close some of the checking) but not the kind of thing you want to be worrying about if you are making furniture.

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    Most of the mills donít recondition after drying. As a result you can struggle to get 19mm from 25mm stock. The material I use is 25/26 and I regularly get 22mm finished thickness. Less waste, less chip, less labour. And a better result. Google Goodwood vic ash.
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