Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Buying logs is like buying a cow to be slaughtered. You get the cow based on hanging weight at what seems like a pretty cheap price per pound. Then if it ends up at the butcher, every time they cut it or grind it up, the price per pound goes up. A lot of people are surprised at the prices they get for whole trees or logs. They're often comparing it to finished product prices. Also, depending on where the trees came from, many mills don't want them. If they are in a suburban or urban setting, many times have metal imbedded in them. Local mill has a whole wall of metal objects they found in trees, each one damaging a big bandsaw blade.