Is this a deal I can't pass up?
Found a guy with what he said was a lot of rough sawn (sp?) red oak. Looked to me like regular oak and not red, but he said that's what the guy who sold it to him said. They are all about 1"x6"x6'. They do vary a lot though. Some are not as wide, etc. Here's what his post said, "Boards are 8 to 10 feet long... about one inch or so in thickness." and you can see his pic I posted. It was dark and I was a little overwhelmed. Anyway, he had them stacked well with bug powder on them. Some that were planed looked nice.
Now I'm pretty terrible when it comes to haggling in the first place, especially when someone says "make me an offer." So I'm mulling it over and after pricing 1x6x8 finished at my local Lowes for $25 so I was thinking it through and he says, "What's a ridiculous offer you wouldn't think I'd take?" While I now wish I'd said lower, I said $100, he said he'd take it, so I'm planning to get it next week. But I really wanted you guys input please. I was never in charge of buying lumber when I was a cabinetmaker and don't have any experience with the rough sawn stuff. That brings me to the fact that I don't have a planer, but think that's going to have to be a priority between this wood and the 16' boards of poplar I recently bought.
I would greatly appreciate help with this guys. I'm a little "buyers remorse" or probably more like "buyers nervousness cause he doesn't have much a clue what he's doing!" Even though I haven't actually given him any money though.
Thanks in advance guys.