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01-07-2013, 11:41 AM
What are people payin a board foot for atlantic white cedar? I found some and can get the 10 inch wide that I need but it seems quite expensive.

wizbang 13
01-07-2013, 11:44 AM
what are you doin with it? is the 10 inch wide board all heart? what do the grain look lo
ike? what is "quite expensive? where are you?
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01-07-2013, 11:53 AM
Havent seen it yet but I am in CT and I was quoted $8 a BF. That is for a board 5/4x10"x10'. I am planking a small dinghy and want a single plank. Oh and I will be reswaing that to make two 7/16" planks

01-07-2013, 12:25 PM
I'm in a similar situation. The garboard on a skiff I am rebuilding needs just to much twist for the cedar that I have (about 8 yrs dried). I have tried soaking well for a week and then steaming and it just won't quite get there (have split two attempts). Now I'm looking for one green stick. - I'm gong to give N.E. Naval Timbers a call as they are 'local' (about 1 1/2 hr away).

01-07-2013, 12:33 PM
Well this should be good stuff for what we want as it is being cut to order. I am going through Connteticut River Lumber. John down there has helped me out in the past. I just hope that it is pretty clear. He knows what I need. What size do you need? Maybe you can get in on the same cutting.

01-07-2013, 12:56 PM
I'll have to check tonight, but about 10" x 8' x about 5/8" thick should do it I think. 3/4" thik would be good & then I'll plane it to match the original. The last time I picked up cedar I went to the middle of the N.J. pine barrens & paid about $1.25 b/ft as I remember.

01-07-2013, 01:05 PM
well if you want to talk to John down there just give him a call. (860) 391-0425

01-08-2013, 11:02 PM
Thank you. I will give him a call. I checked what I would need for the garboard and 11"x9'x3/4" would do it.

01-08-2013, 11:13 PM

01-08-2013, 11:27 PM
You might call Will Armster in Madison, CT.


01-09-2013, 06:52 AM
Thank you, I'll do that too!

Thad Van Gilder
01-09-2013, 09:18 AM
last I bought was about $3/bf outside AC in south Jersey...

01-09-2013, 12:31 PM
It seems to be cheaper the farther south you go. What size boards were they.

01-09-2013, 12:53 PM
I just called Schairer brothers mill in Egg Harbor N.J. and they are $3 b/ft for a 4/4 x 12"x10' rough piece. I have a call into CT River Lumber to see what they have. I haven't been able to contact anyone at New England Naval Timbers yet.
----- Im' not driving 300 miles each way for one plank!

01-09-2013, 02:20 PM
Well that seems pretty good concidering the quote I got. The drive kills it though. Also I need 5/4 so that I can make two finnished 7/16 pieces. I couldnt do that with 4/4.

Thad Van Gilder
01-09-2013, 02:26 PM
The guys at Schairer bros are great people. its like the 4th generation there.

if you ask, they will look for a log for you and cut special.... even resaw a 5/4 board if you need it. they have a great horizontal resaw there.

And they are next to the renault winery....

Thad Van Gilder
01-09-2013, 02:28 PM
If time isn't constraint, I will be sailing up to Block and mystic and that area this summer....

I could put a board aboard.... I always wanted a sailing cargo vessel!!!!!!

01-09-2013, 03:32 PM
Well just got word that my boards are in and so I will report back as to what I get. Wish me luck...

01-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Got my boards and am happy with the product. What I ended up with was 4 boards that are over 5/4 thick, the smallest one is 11 1/2" wide and the widest is 14" wide, and they are all 14' long. This is much larger than I ordered and John understood that and the fact that I was looking for claer sections so he gave it to me for the original # of board feet that I wanted. This makes me happy because although these boards are pretty clear they do have some larger knots in them that I will now be able to cut out. Overall very happy! Also makes it so that I only paid half per board foot than I was expecting. And I wont mind putting this stuff on the shelf for the next project.