Good morning, I realize this is rather spurious but I’ll give it a shot. First of all I live in Wyoming… we don’t have a lot of trees and the ones we do are pine or aspen especially where I live. You have to travel over 100 miles just to get to a big box store. Anyway I’m building a bar and want to do the face frames and doors in butternut. Butternut because I hope to try carving something in the doors. I have a friend going to Minnesota and he can pick me up 50 board ft of 8×4 and 50 bdft of 4×4 butternut for $6 a board ft. I read somewhere butternut was going to become extinct. This wood is sight unseen, rough cut, 5-6 inch widths, 4-6 ft lengths. Am I crazy or what. I will have to buy a planer. Someone told me the best way to learn how to buy would is to just jump in. I would at least not have to pay freight. Appreciate any thoughts on this.
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