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is there any value in 80 yr old doug fir

I saved a fair amount of structural douglas fir during an extensive remodel of a house build in the 30s. The wood is mostly rough sawn.

It's mostly 2x4 (really 2" x 4") and 1"x6" subfloor, a few 2x6, but a few larger pieces - a couple 4"x6"x7', and 6"x10"x3' and one much bigger piece I haven't completely unburied from 2x4 yet.

I plan on using some of the wood for projects around the house, but it's probably more than I can use. It is much harder than todays wood - the contractors bent many nails trying to use them as props

Is old douglas fir worth anything?
What do people use it for.
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If it has a tight, straight, grain, you may be sitting on some money.
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It's wonderful for furniture---and useful as a trim board---
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If it has a tight, straight, grain, you may be sitting on some money.
They do have nice straight grain. These were the straigtest 20 ft boards I've ever seen. Unfortunately, there is nothing left longer than 16'.

I just measured the big wood.

one is 5" x 7' x 15'10"

one is 5" x 9" x 44"

two are 4" x 6" x 68"

Any estimate on how much these are worth?

The neighbor wants them for free. Just wondering if there is a market for this stuff
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Put it on Craigs List! I'd bet someone will bite.
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Boat Builders sometimes look for good DougFir..

I second CL... unless you neighbor has something of value to trade.

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

Dont go ninja'ing anybody that dont need no ninja'ing...
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