Cost of the timber

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  • #8732
    David Gill
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    I was wondering if anybody had costed out the  material cost for the table?  It would give a bench mark to work to

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #8733
    Ken
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    #8735
    David Gill
    Participant

    Thanks Ken I did see that offer from George which was very kind , but to date I have not used any thing other than PAR timber that has been bought more or less to size and only required only surface planing . If I do make the coffee table, ( Not decided yet) I would like to also start with PAR timber.

    Next week I will check out  the timber merchant I currently use and get him to give me a price. They do not do a lot of hardwoods  so I expect it will be quite expensive , there is a possibility I could make it out of pine.

     

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #8737
    Ken
    Participant

    David for me it worked out at a £100 +  for PAR and thats out of my price range. If Ido make it it will be in pine also

    #8776
    David Gill
    Participant

    Hi Ken

    After attending Paul’s cause in Wales were I made a small table in Oak when I was asked to make another couple for family I priced up the cost of using Oak  for PAR it was going to be about £90 which was more than I wanted to pay I made them both out of Red Wood at about 25% of the cost  and I think looked just fine

     

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #8782
    Ken
    Participant

    I agree David, they look nice. I do like the bottom one with the added shelf

    #8786
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is PAR?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #8788
    Ken
    Participant

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is PAR?

    Stephen……….
    Planed all Round

    #8795
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Thanks Ken, that must be a metric term, the imperial equivalent is S4S, (Surfaced 4 Sides).

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #8796
    Ken
    Participant

    just something else to add to the confusion buddy HaHa 😉

    #8798
    John Poutier
    Participant

    Thanks Stephen; I thought I was the only one in the dark!

    Yorktown, Virginia

    #8799
    Dave
    Participant

    Up here, it’s called either “dressed” or G4S (good four sides).

    -Canada

    #8800
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Actually a very common way of buying Hardwood Lumber here is S3S.  It is surfaced top and bottom, typically 7/8″ thick, and squared off on one edge. The other edge is left rough, to maximize the width of the board.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #8801
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    There is also S4S – Guess?

    #8802
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    There is also S4S – Guess?

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