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What is more valuable?

So, to follow up on my burl inquiries, what do you folks think is generally more valuable per pound; cherry burl or maple burl? I have been looking on the net but I cannot find a single company that sells both. I understand that it all depends on the grain, but i am speaking in a general sense. Some may know that I have a ton of cherry burls that I am going to look into having milled and maybe kiln dried? and I need to know what to charge per pound once I start advertising! I would like to assume that cherry burl is more valuable since i cannot find it online anywhere but that is just me getting my hopes up! I appreciate any advice! Thank You!
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Again pictures ? A rotten/hollow cherry burl will make good firewood, a solid fresh one is worth more pound for pound than maple because they are not as common. You have to understand your question is as vague as "I have an old Chevy for sale, what is it worth ?" I don't know, do you have a 72' Nova 4 door 300K miles and rusted out...or a 63' Vette fuelie convertible mint. They are both old Chevys .

Burls aside, and I do deal in burl, lets talk wood in general. If I asked someone here what a "pile" of walnut lumber is worth without giving any grade details who could advise. It may be $1 bft wain/knots/poorly sawn firewood...or $10 bft FAS.

Ask vague questions, get vague answers.

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I think that it would be considered implied in such a question that both variables would be mutually exclusive. If someone were to ask me, "on average, which is pricier, cherry or maple burl?", I would assume that the that person was in fact asking a general question. If you had asked me if Chevy trucks were better than Ford trucks, I wouldn't assume you were proposing a comparison between the cheapest Chevy model and the priciest Ford model. I would just assume that it was implied that you wanted an assessment of comparable models.

I even stated... " I understand that it all depends on the grain, but i am speaking in a general."

I challenge anyone else to "tackle" my brainteaser of a question. If you have any problems let me know and I'll provide you with the number of somebody who can help.

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If someone were to ask me, "on average, which is pricier, cherry or maple burl?"

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a solid fresh one is worth more pound for pound than maple because they are not as common.
I answered by saying cherry if all things were equal was worth more.

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I challenge anyone else to "tackle" my brainteaser of a question. If you have any problems let me know and I'll provide you with the number of somebody who can help.
At the risk of sounding rude, this assumes someone is interested in playing the game.

I'm not.
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I even stated... " I understand that it all depends on the grain, but i am speaking in a general."
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It does "all depend on the grain" as you now wisely agree with Daren, and so "speaking in general" is useless.

This is not a "brainteaser" kind of question it is an exercise in futility.

Pictures will get you some answers you can put to use. I assume that's what you want. Useable information.
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