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My brother tore out an old dock today. How much do you think the wood is worth?

There are:
10, 12"x12"x 10ft.
10, 6"x12x10ft.
There are many more smaller boards. Is there a board foot amount for this?
 

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:eek: Well if it was me its easy, its stinking P:sick: so burn it but that's me :laughing::laughing::laughing:
 

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:eek: Well if it was me its easy, its stinking P:sick: so burn it but that's me :laughing::laughing::laughing:
It dosent stink. The wood isn't stained or totem or even soft. It still smells like pine and dosent seem to have many knots in it. The end grain is pretty looking too.
 

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I am hard pressed to understand how pine that has been used as a dock could last 100 years. I cannot even think of a treatment that would allow for that.

The one exception is if it was all solid heartwood. And if it was that you could not cut it with anything less then a metal saw.

George
 

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I worked last summer on a dock that was close to 100 years old. The supports were made of pine as far as I could tell, but while there was plenty of rot it was all above the waterline.

If the water is low-oxygen for whatever reason, there won't be much rot at all.
 

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There is no rot at all. It's all solid, hard and heavy. Some pieces are coated in zebra muscles.
The dock was in Lake Erie. I couldn't tell you if that's low oxygen or not.

Could it be red wood? A few friends thought it would be. I'll try and get better pictures.
 
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