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bushcraftbob
31-10-2010, 11:19
I went to buy some firewood from a local sawmill last week, i filled my boot with a mixture of soft-woods, which worked out at 20 quid, (i have a fairly big boot and the seats were folded down so thought this wasnt a bad deal!), and they quoted me 80 per ton for some hardwood. Although the lady in the sales office i spoke to didnt know what wood types the hardwood was, but just wondering how this price sounds???

BorderReiver
31-10-2010, 11:31
Round our way it's about 70/cubic metre.

Much better to carry a lump home from the woods every time you take the dogs out.;)

Nonsuch
31-10-2010, 11:39
110 for two cubic metres, seasoned hardwood, delivered. Price has doubled in the last 10 years

NS

tomongoose
31-10-2010, 11:41
70 for a Long wheelbase landrover pickup full of seasoned hardwood inc delivery

Mesquite
31-10-2010, 11:51
...they quoted me 80 per ton for some hardwood...

Is that ready split? If so ask for a price unsplit, it's usually a bit cheaper and you can have fun splitting it yourself :)

Osprey
31-10-2010, 11:53
I paid 10 per tonne at forest roadside two years ago, I bought 25 tonnes and shared it with two neighbours. I and am still burning this. This is for un-cut, un-split timber, you have to collect it or arrange with a haulier to get it for you. I think prices have now doubled.

dandan
31-10-2010, 13:32
Over here in France , I pay 35 Euros per cu meter for seasoned hardwood - Oak , Beech etc. That is a good price. I have seen similar stuff in the DIY shops in big towns selling wood at 70 Euros a Stere ( cu meter) .

Bring on the cold weather. Sunny and 15' here in S W France today.

lab72
31-10-2010, 14:08
i pay 75 for a pick up level load

maddave
31-10-2010, 14:19
Errr I get all mine fer nowt :o

Mesquite
31-10-2010, 15:12
Errr I get all mine fer nowt :o

Only because you go round with a chainsaw in the back of your van Dave :rolleyes::lmao::lmao:

Ph34r
31-10-2010, 15:22
I think we paid about the same for our wood, but everytime i see a tree surgeon, or an unloved bit of wood I tend to 'adopt' some more. I also take broken fence panels off peoples hands, not a bad way to do it :). Usually i have a look for wood after a particularly windy day in the local woods, and can usually fill a drag bag in about half an hour.

Peter_t
31-10-2010, 15:41
at work we sell a cubic meter for 65, a mixture of mostly hardwood and some softwood. we ran out last year so we put it up 5

people always want 'just ash' but the only reason for this is because you can burn it green and many people get flogged other green unseasoned woods which barely burn at all.
imo the best woods to burn are oak, beech, ash, hornbeem, cherry, apple(most fruit woods), hawthorn, elm and eucalyptus. these all burn for a good long time but if they are not seasoned for a year or two forget it.


pete

Tengu
31-10-2010, 16:24
I get mine from skips.

Yestedy I found nothing but a load of copper pipes.

How am I to burn that?

tomongoose
31-10-2010, 16:28
Crikey you must live somewhere posh if they chuck out copper its worth a lot for scrap

John Fenna
31-10-2010, 17:49
I grow most of mine......

Tengu
31-10-2010, 17:57
thats why I grabbed it

Nagual
31-10-2010, 18:27
thats why I grabbed it

So that was you was it, right then time to call thi polis!

dasy2k1
31-10-2010, 18:56
My local council have just ordered all of my neighbours to cut back their trees to 4m above the road....
offered to take the wood of their hands.... now i just have to saw it all up and split ready to rack up to dry in the scout hut...

Survival Bill
31-10-2010, 20:48
$0.00 I got enough firewood in the back yard for a lifetime or two...

treelore
31-10-2010, 21:05
i would ring around a couple of local tree surgeons and see what they charge...i sell mine @ 70 a long wheel base landy load..all hard wood and seasoned aleast a year..... i would get in quick too as the price may go up if the winter id hard !

Shewie
31-10-2010, 21:10
Distribution centres and haulage firms are worth a try for broken pallets etc, companies pay for somebody to come and collect them normally so they're glad to dispose of them for nowt if they can.

kimbo
31-10-2010, 21:35
$0.00 I got enough firewood in the back yard for a lifetime or two...

.....I'm coming to live with you :)

spiritwalker
31-10-2010, 21:41
i womble all mine, know a few chippy's work on industrial estates(pallets) and collect bits of driftwood etc as well as make paper bricks...

DavidJT
31-10-2010, 21:46
55 for a big pick up full. But that's ready split, and a mix of Sycamore, Larch etc and some Oak & Beech etc. Which all burns well.

silentpaddler
31-10-2010, 21:50
I didn't see any mention of wood being measured by the cord...maybe that's only done over here....

Matt.S
31-10-2010, 22:03
I didn't see any mention of wood being measured by the cord...maybe that's only done over here....

I expect it is. Remember we've been using coal domestically for a long time.

forestwalker
01-11-2010, 04:52
I pay SEK 300 or so per cubic meter for fresh split deliveed (mixed, mostly birch but some pine and spruce). Basically you will pay the going pulp rate for the wood, and then the cost of running the processor (we are talking someting that hooks up to a tractor and takes logs in one end and produces short, split pieces, not the small ones you buy at the garden center).. That works out to about twice the pulp rate around here.

When you need a few cubic metres per year splitting it is fun, when you need 35 the ready option starts to look tempting, at least if you have a job as well. I've done 20-25m^3/year with a chainsaw and an axe, but that is a bit of work.

Oh, and store it well. I have a set of poles on top of rocks, giving an 15-20 cm airgap, stack the wood on top of this with airgaps between the rows, and rig a tarp over in from some more poles (basically the tarp must never touch the wood, and water needs to run off). Then in the autumn it goes into the barn. In the ideal world I'll have the cash and time to build a woodshed; sheet metel roof, panel nailed on with gaps (say 1") to encourage airflow. One day...

CBJ
01-11-2010, 08:31
Im another one who luckily gets all my burning wood for free. Just have to take the time to drag it down from the woods and cut it up

Tank
01-11-2010, 09:05
was that from the Eynsham Park Sawmill?

will drop you a pm.

T

Shambling Shaman
01-11-2010, 09:12
Im another one who luckily gets all my burning wood for free. Just have to take the time to drag it down from the woods and cut it up

Me too but we have a Tracked Barra, when the kids are not riding in it lol

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/rob2nd9th/Trakbarra.jpg

ol smokey
01-11-2010, 18:24
my wife and I were on holiday a couple of years ago, north of Grantown on Spey, and where we were staying theperson from whome we were renting a cottage wa buying softwood logs at 5 per Ton. at home we would pay 5
for a bundle of kindling that6 you could encirlle with two hands. He did buy 18 tons at one go, and had a big mechanical log splitter, I thought What kind of bargain was that?

treelore
01-11-2010, 18:30
silentpaddler we still measure in cord but little point putting it on a post as most people will not know what it is..... sames as saying the DBH of the timber :)