Thanks to Scott Herlick‘s creativity and leadership, the Lumber Department has implemented a short/cutoff storage bin at both the Rolling Acres and Brownwood location.
As you know, most of our lumber comes in 8 foot lengths plus and purchasing an exotic species of lumber can be rather expensive. And we have been getting frequent requests to purchase lumber in shorter lengths.
Therefore, the Lumber Department has implemented a procedure that will allow us to have short boards of some species stored in this new short/cutoff storage bin. Upon request (for exotic species) we will sell lumber in four foot lengths.
We recently acquired 600 board feet of cherry shorts (S3S 13/16" 5"-12" wide and 6'-7' long) which are selling for about $3.75 a board foot or roughly 1/2 of the cost per board foot of the standard rough 4/4 8 foot board. (This is cheaper than poplar which is selling for $4 bd ft)
We have also purchased 250 board feet of hard maple shorts (S3S 15/16" 5"-9" wide and 6'-7' long) that are selling for $4.75 a board foot roughly 20% cheaper than the standard rough 4/4 8 foot board.