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Updated Prices: Now Paying Prime on Poplar!

March 1, 2012                                                               

The following prices shall be paid for logs DELIVERED TO THE MILL at the above location.  Terms of payment shall be company check issued to the owner/logger on Friday after 12 noon for all logs delivered by Friday, during the previous week, unless other arrangements are made in advance.   All logs must be well trimmed with no butt spurs, excessive butt swell, or knots extending beyond the bark line.  Logs not trimmed properly shall be downgraded to #3 grade or not scaled, at the option of the log scaler.  Logs with ANY indication of embedded metal shall be refused.

SPECIES             

VENEER

PRIME

#1

#2

#3

Ash

Cherry, Walnut

Oak: Red

Oak: White

Maple

Poplar

Sycamore, Beech, Birch

Misc. Hardwoods

Pine: White

Pine: Yellow

Pine: Spruce, Hemlock

  400

1000

  750

  750

  500

  400

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  350

  250

  200

400

750

500

500

300

300

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300

250

200

300

500

375

400

250

250

200

200

250

200

150

200

200

200

200

200

175

150

150

150

150

100

100

150

100

100

100

 75

100

100

 75

 75

 75

               

GRADE RULES, HARDWOODS

VENEER: 18” diameter & up, 12-16’, no defects, clear all sides, no stain, fresh cut only, no sap stain

PRIME:  16” diameter & up, 12’ & longer(walnut/cherry 10’ & up), no visible defects, clear 4 sides, no rot, shake, split, fresh cut, no sap stain

 #1 Grade:  14” diameter. & up, 12’ & longer (walnut/cherry 8’ & up), clear 3 sides, no rot, split or shake, fresh cut

#2 Grade:  12” diameter. & up, 10’ & longer, clear 2 sides, no more than 20% deduction for defects, fresh cut

#3 Grade:  10” diameter. & up*, 8’ & longer, clear 1 side, well manufactured log

GRADE RULES, PINE

VENEER:  18” diameter & up, 20, 22, 24’ long plus trim, no large knots, no rot or red heart

PRIME:  16” diameter & up, 16’ and longer, small, well spaced knots less than 1-1/2” in diameter, log must yield a substantial amount of clear lumber and/or structurally sound timbers, No Rot, No Stain, No Splits or shake, fresh cut logs only

#1 Grade:  14” diameter & up. 10’ & longer, well spaced knots less than 2” in diameter, No Rot, No Stain, No Splits or shake, fresh cut logs only, log to yield a moderate amount of clear lumber and  Structurally sound timbers.

#2 Grade:  12” diameter & up, 10’ & longer, well spaced knots, No Rot,  No Splits or shake,  log to yield structurally sound lumber and timbers

#3 Grade:  10” diameter & up*, 8’ & longer, sound, well manufactured logs suitable for utility lumber and Cants.                                         

*Logs UNDER 10”will not be scaled or purchased and may be loaded back on truck

Decision of the log scaler is final                                                      Prices subject to change without notice

 

 

 

How do I determine what my logs are worth?

When scaling logs, you determine the (Board Footage) BF first and then the grade.

Your Board Footage (BF) can then be calculated from the
Doyle Scale
chart further down on the page. For example, a 12 foot log, 12 inches in diameter at the small end has 48 BF in it.  You then look at the grade rules to determine the grade of the log.

The chart with log prices should be read as price per 1000 BF. In other words, if you add a decimal in front, that would be price per board foot. For example:
Poplar: #1 250 would be read as $250/1000 BF or .25/BF
Poplar: #3 75 would be read as $75/1000 or .075/BF

Multiply the price per BF by the scale and that is the value of your log.


What is the maximum period of time in which timber is considered "fresh cut"?

It has more to do with appearance that time per say.  Once a black stain begins to 
develop in the wood, they are no longer considered "fresh cut".  This stain 
develops more rapidly in warm weather when the sap is running.  If the logs ends 
appear to be dry and are splitting then that is an indicator as well.  


Doyle Scale
 

Log Lengths in Feet

         
Diam./In. 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
8 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
9 12 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 37
10 18 23 27 32 36 41 45 50 54
11 24 31 37 43 49 55 61 67 74
12 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96
13 40 51 61 71 81 91 101 111 12
14 50 62 75 88 100 112 125 137 150
15 60 76 91 106 121 136 151 166 181
16 72 90 108 126 144 162 180 198 216
17 84 106 127 148 169 190 211 232 253
18 98 122 147 171 196 220 245 269 294
19 112 141 169 197 225 253 281 309 338
20 128 160 192 224 256 288 320 352 384
21 144 181 217 253 289 325 361 397 433
22 162 202 243 283 324 364 405 445 486
23 180 226 271 316 361 406 451 496 541
24 200 250 300 250 400 450 500 550 600
25 220 276 331 386 441 496 551 606 661
26 242 302 363 423 484 544 605 665 726
27 264 331 397 463 529 595 661 727 794
28 288 360 432 504 576 648 720 792 864
29 312 391 469 547 625 703 781 859 938
30 338 422 507 591 676 761 845 930 1014
31 364 456 547 638 729 820 911 1002 1094
32 392 490 588 686 784 882 980 1078 1176
33 420 526 631 736 841 946 1051 1156 1262
34 450 562 675 787 900 1012 1125 1237 1350
35 480 601 721 841 961 1081 1201 1321 1442
36 512 640 768 896 1024 1152 1280 1408 1536

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Last modified: March 7, 2012