Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Is it worth it?
My uncle owns property in southern Arkansas. He had quite a few trees blow down this past winter, some of which are walnut. He has asked if I would be interested in the logs to have them sawn into lumber. The only catch is I'm in Northern WI. Mapquest says 800 miles one way. So, I would have to drive down with a truck and trailer and pick them up, then have them milled once back. The local sawmill charges $100 per thousand board feet to mill and $200 per thousand to kiln dry.
Those of you with experience, is it worth it? I know walnut is pricey but, this seems a bit extreme. As of now, I don't have any projects I need walnut for, but if a guy had some, I'm sure I could come up with something.