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So i have located a saw mill an hour and a half from me. I do have a truck, but it's always loaded with tools and a bale spear and get about 13 mpg. We also have a Suburban that gets about 20 mpg. So I am trying to figure what 100 bf of kiln dried oak is gonna weight. If I can put it on the cargo rack I would get better gas mileage. Does anyone have an idea, just rough would be great. Thanks
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8% MC red oak weighs about 3.5 pounds per BF. Individual pieces can be more or less. 100BF is in the 350# range. Wind resistance at highway speeds can cut your mileage, probably not by much. Tie it down good in case you have to lock em up.
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I just did a Internet search of the density of oak. It said dry oak is about 45 pounds per cubic foot. A cubic foot would be 12 BF. SO YOU ARE LOOKING AT A LITLE LESS THAN 500 pounds.
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Edited bad math a little over 400 pounds.
Edited again. I usually can do math in my head for a ball park number. Based on 45 lb/cubic foot the weight would be 375 pounds. If I am wrong again all I can say is I have not had enough coffee yet!

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Thanks guys, I am planning a new bed frame for the wife and benches for out 7ft harvest table. Hope to get started soon and will get some pics going.
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