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Holy *$&#%, I must be rich!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by caber, Nov 21, 2008.

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  1. caber

    caber New Member

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    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mat/927414029.html

    Tulip Poplar Log 11' long - $1300 (Alexandria)

    In one of the storms over the summer my Tulip poplar tree came down in the wind. The main trunk will make great boards. It is 11' long and 21 inches to 29 inches in diameter. Cash and carry, $1300.

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    I'm not sure if I should be happy or cry. On one hand, I figure I have several hundred thousand dollars worth of trees just waiting to pay off my mortgage. On the other hand, I've apparently burnt tens of thousands of dollars worth of poplar as light firewood.

    Oh my god, I'm burning some now...... gotta run..............

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I don't know what's so special about Tulip Poplar. I have a lot of Poplar on my 18 acres but I wouldn't get a tenth of that price for a full cord delivered.
  3. drdoct

    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    Maybe I shoot him an email and ask which direction the tree fell because I wont pay over $1000 for logs that fell to the South because everyone knows South falling tulip Poplar trees are inferior in every way to North or even East falling poplar. However if it's a West falling tree then it's worth double the asking price and I'd take it immediately!

    It really makes you wonder if they ever get any serious calls. What's funny is that you can buy a whole truckload of whitewood from HD or Lowes for less than $1000 and that's sawn dried and sanded.
  4. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

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    Wow.


    Just wow.

    That is right up there with the one where the person had a "standing live paper birch for sale, 20' tall, 6", for $200 - must dig up with spade."
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    He thinks its worth $ for boards not firewood. Poplar is used for molding.
  6. leaf4952

    leaf4952 Member

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    When I get poplar I dont burn it because I absoutely LOVE the fragrance it gives off. I keep it in a copper bucket near the stove for rustic looks and aroma. If I knew how to wittle or make small wood projects I'd use it for that or throw small blocks in the dresser draws the way some people use cedar blocks.
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    leaf4952 Member

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    And by the way . . you guys are being kind of rude. And thats not nice !
  8. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    :question: Explain? Did I miss somthing?
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    It got marked down. Only $900 cash and carry!
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    CowboyAndy New Member

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    Even at 900, that it outrageous! I mean really, theres not that much wood in that log and its not worth the effort of most sawmills to process something thats only 11' long. Some people seriously need to get a clue!
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You can already chop some off that. Mills take logs cut in even lengths, not odd.

    Also, don't mistake the tulip poplar for the poplar we usually see. It does make some good lumber whereas the poplar we have in our woods makes a nice mess at best.
  12. leaf4952

    leaf4952 Member

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    It just sounds like some are poking some big fun . . overboard.
    but whatever
  13. countrybois

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    If that tulip poplar is worth $1300 then I figure I'm about ready to prepare a good $10K of cherry for the woodburner.

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    Oops I forgot to tell you about this bridge I have for sale.................
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    [quote author="leaf4952" date="1227610567"}It just sounds like some are poking some big fun . . overboard.
    but whatever[/quote]

    Well, we were. That was the point of posting it. To make fun of silly things on Craigslist.
  16. leaf4952

    leaf4952 Member

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    Well, we were. That was the point of posting it. To make fun of silly things on Craigslist.[/quote]

    Sorry - it was not clear to me. I thought YOU were selling the wood. And everyone else was making fun of you - a fellow Hearther. My mistake. Sarcasm isn't always clear in written words.
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    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Sorry - it was not clear to me. I thought YOU were selling the wood. And everyone else was making fun of you - a fellow Hearther. My mistake. Sarcasm isn't always clear in written words.[/quote]So True, sarcasm can be mis-understood even in the spoken word. Sometimes I find my sarcastic sense of humor just goes right over people's heads. Oh well.
  18. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Perspective is relative and subjective, usually. Sorry, I sometimes think too much.
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