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Wood supplier in MA

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by heydan, Oct 7, 2006.

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  1. heydan

    heydan New Member

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    I found this gentleman: craig@csmforest.com

    He's offering:

    Green wood, cut, split, and delivered -- $200/cord

    Tree length, 8 cords, delivered -- $600 = $75/cord

    Tree length, 5 cords, delivered -- $400 = $80/cord

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  2. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    I think I might know him.
  3. got wood?

    got wood? New Member

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    where in MA? is there a hearth.com discount? ;-)
  4. heydan

    heydan New Member

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    My gardener told me: "I get my wood from Galasso Tree from Walpole. They deliver a full truck load which usually is 7-8 cords of wood. You could also try Tree Tech from Foxboro. A full truck load is around $350-400. You can't move the logs, you have to climb on top of the pile and work your way down."

    So that's about $50 per cord for tree length logs. At that price, I don't see the point of taking on the difficulty and danger of felling trees myself. $50 per cord is close enough to free for me.
  5. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Hey dan I grew up in Walpole on North st PM me maybe I can come up with other leads
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    You haven't lived, or died, until you have tried to stand on a stack of logs and cut wood. You WILL get hurt. Only a matter of time. Makes the danger of felling trees look like child's play.

    Good luck.
  7. heydan

    heydan New Member

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    What if I have the driver spread out the logs so they're only stacked three high? Would you still consider that a suicide mission?
  8. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    If there spread out and only 2or3 high its a little safer. The lower to the ground the stack is the safer it is to work on. You'r dealing with logs and a chainsaw so there is always a danger factor to deal with. Becarefull go slow and always wear you'r safty gear.
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    Hey, I grew up in Medfield - boy do I miss living there!

    I just bought 4 cords of well-seasoned oak, ash and maple for $225/cd. delivered. I know tree length logs sound tempting, but you'll spend well over $500 worth of time and effort cutting and splitting them (based on 5 cord tree length price) vs. buying them seasoned, split and delivered. But maybe it's just me...
  10. heydan

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    Let's see... you paid $900 for 4 cords of seasoned, cut, split, delivered wood. For tree length logs, I've now seen prices as low as about $50 per cord delivered. So you could save $700 per year (or $175 per cord) by planning ahead and starting with logs.

    Is it worth cutting and splitting a cord of wood yourself to save $175? I don't know because I haven't done it but I'm thinking it might be fun to do and good exercise. Actually, I'm sure it's good exercise. Just wondering if it would be fun to do.
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    Good exercise indeed! In fact, I can pinpoint the exact time and location I herniated by lower discs in my back when I was a teenager doing just that!!!

    Even with your calculations at $50/cd in tree length, you still have equipment costs and labor to turn those logs into usable firewood...
  12. heydan

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    First year equipment costs are $200 for a chainsaw and $300 for a splitter, so less than the first year savings of $700.

    Yes, it all comes down to the labor. If you think it's fun, it might be worth it. But it's fun that requires extreme caution because of the risk of injuries like yours and all the other things that can go wrong with big, heavy objects and sharp, high-speed power tools. .
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    I hear ya. I'm not lazy by any means, but in "my" case it would actually cost me money to split my own wood versus having it delivered, ready to go. BTW, I do stack, just not cut and split ;)

    The commercial firewood processing machines look awfully tempting, however. Unfortunately, it would take way to many years to recoupe the costs...
  14. heydan

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    You mean it would cost you money because it would consume time that you would otherwise use for paid work? I was thinking I'd allocate the time to it that I'd have to spend doing some other kind of workout anyway.
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    Yes, that's the exact reason.
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