Am I Being Ripped Off On This Hardwood? - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 10-22-2015, 07:11 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2
Default

Am I being ripped off on this hardwood?


I am purchasing hardwood from a friend who builds custom homes...
The wood is called timberland value grade 5" wide 3/4 thick solid oak hardwood...it is almost black in colour...

He is giving it to me for 4.00 a square foot canadian...
Has anyone heard of this stuff...am I being ripped?

Any help will be appreciated
Thank you
cherryrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 36,386
Rewards Points: 17,912
Default


Value grade tells me short lenghts, knots, may not be straight.
Any oak flooring I've ever seen is a golden color not black.
5"wide would need to be glued down, not worth the extra effort to me.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sarasota,Florida
Posts: 4,070
Rewards Points: 1,042
Default


http://hursthardwoods.com/categories.php?cat=838
Canarywood1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2015, 09:21 PM   #4
Member
 
griz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: California
Posts: 286
Rewards Points: 572
Default


You get what you pay for.....
griz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2015, 12:15 AM   #5
Member
 
ZZZZZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Middle of nowhere, AZ
Posts: 7,796
Rewards Points: 2,312
Default


Are you sure it's oak? Very dark woods are often the more exotic woods from Brazil or wherever.. $4.00 for value grade seems a bit high for oak, maybe a good price for an exotic.

Last edited by ZZZZZ; 10-23-2015 at 12:18 AM.
ZZZZZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2015, 12:32 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 66
Rewards Points: 6
Default


I can't imagine any oak greater than 3-1/4" being less than $4 a sf.
You're not being ripped off, but you may end up with a lot of cull wood.
asevereid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2015, 04:05 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2
Default


Thank you for all your replies...I know absolutely nothing about hardwood and it's a present to my father...I don't own a house myself so I have never looked into this before...so i went online and it made me more confused....lol...thanks againl
cherryrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Matching solid hardwood h22lude Flooring 8 11-23-2014 09:58 PM
Infested hardwood flooring (how to prevent re-infestation) diyer_12 Pest Control 4 03-18-2012 07:37 PM
3/4 Hardwood Flooring over sufficient subfloor? bout time Flooring 3 06-20-2011 05:15 AM
Lay New Hardwood On Hold Hardwood TJfive0 Flooring 3 04-30-2011 05:50 PM
5 Ways to carry on your hardwood floor shining brightly John_smith Flooring 3 02-24-2009 11:56 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts