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post #1 of 6 Old 01-11-2017, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Need help..

I live in Montana and have access to all the free wood from early 1900s homesteads i can dream of. Came across an awesome door from an old grainery. Wondering what I should consider selling for? I'm new to the game and would hate to give it away for too cheap. Pricing is not my strong point. PLEASE HELP
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-11-2017, 04:36 PM
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Assume you are the buyer, not the seller...

Where would you look for old barnwood, rustic planks, reclaimed doors etc? Go through those sources and get a feel for what those suppliers are asking and for what type of materials. The market in rural Montana will be drastically different than in urban cities like Detroit, Chicago or smaller cities around the country where folks are using reclaimed wood for decorative panels and interiors.

There are architectural salvage places around the country and they will have old doors. Flea markets around here have been known to have an old door or two or a table made from one....
The market will determine the "value". In my case, I advertised barnwood for sale and I had a pickup truck full. It was all sold in 2 days.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specfic. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-11-2017, 06:51 PM
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woodnthings kind of touched on it, where in Big Sky Country are you? I'm betting the market in Conrad or Choteau is drastically different than Billings or Bozeman. Location will definitely play a factor in price.

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You have scored some outstanding wood. Good luck as recycled wood can make for some outstanding projects!
My parents built a house in 1970- the mantel was a main beam out of a 100+ year old farmhouse. It measured about 8X14 and was about 10 feet long. The carpenter made a few hatchet marks to make it look more rustic and stained it. He lifted it in place and toenailed into the studs by himself. He was about 5' 6" and weighed abut 125 lb.! How he managed, I'll never know.

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Thanks guys! I'm in NE Montana. Originally from pa and still young.. I appreciate the help and advice. I'm a farm/ranch hand most of the year and guide hunts later in the year.. always loved woodworking so I'm looking to start my own business.
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Value is going to change a lot depending on where you are selling. Sounds like items like you are talking about are in easy supply where you are so prices are going to be low. You might actually accumulate some of this stuff and work a deal in a large city to sell it where pieces like those are a bit rare. Nice wood is definitely getting more expensive these days and old millwork can go for a good price. Good luck.

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