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    Wood Price ?

    We own an old wooden house at Sattahip. Its a Thai house about 40 years old. Built on concrete stilts with a tin roof. I suppose its about 700 sq meters area.
    We want to tear it down and build a new place.

    I reckon it shouldnt cost more than about 15,000 B to have the site cleared and the rubbish cleared away. However, I have reservations about getting rid of all that wood since I know that wood is relatively expensive in Thailand.

    Does anyone have a ballpark figure of how much the wood from this house might be worth? I doubt very much if the wood is teak, though it does look to be in reasonable condition and looks like it has never seen a coat of paint in decades.

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    Thats a wharehouse not a house, anyway between Pattaya and Sattahip there are many places that buy second hand wood by the kilo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Thats a wharehouse not a house, anyway between Pattaya and Sattahip there are many places that buy second hand wood by the kilo.
    I am in Australia and dont expect to start building until next year, so I really haven't got a clue what second hand wood is worth either by the houseload or the kilo.

    The local store keeper, who also happens to be the local loan shark and also deals in real estate, was very keen to get his hands on the wood which makes me think it might be worth something.

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    Just take your time and get some good advice as that much wood could be worth nice bit of money. But I guess it is hard to say with out pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Just take your time and get some good advice as that much wood could be worth nice bit of money. But I guess it is hard to say with out pictures
    The wifes sister lives next door, so I suppose I could get it all de-nailed and stacked in their front yard. Some of it might be useful in the construction of our new place.

    Still like to get a rough idea of what its worth though.

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    IF, and its a big IF, it does happen to be teak, your new house is prolly paid for already. Old teak can look like shit but its still worth a pile.

    E. G.

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    I'd keep the wood, it is always going up in price, it's not like it grows on trees you know

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    if you take it down and have it denailed, it will not be a problem for you. It'll all be gone by the time you get here. Will be in tricycles, noodle stalls, new bedrooms etc. etc. won't last a week.

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    I'm building a timber house up the road from you, starting about Xmas time.
    I'm using an old house in Korat and would be happy to pay you a fair price if you want to sell any timber to compliment what I have already.
    If you PM me with an address I could get some photos and ask around for a fair price.
    I would follow the suggestions above as well, do not stack it up neatly for the theives to carry away, and avoid deals with neighbours that are very interested in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ban Saray
    I'm building a timber house up the road from you
    Quote Originally Posted by Ban Saray
    avoid deals with neighbours that are very interested in it
    Sage advice.

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    [quote=Panda;342464]We own an old wooden house at Sattahip. Its a Thai house about 40 years old. Built on concrete stilts with a tin roof. I suppose its about 700 sq meters area.
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    OOPPS! Just realized the typo there. Should be 70 sq meters.

    We paid 750,000 B for it 3 years ago, which was about the going price for slightly larger blocks of land in that area. Our block is only 400 sq meters. Bought it from a fairly well off Chinese couple who were renting it out. Those Chinese are pretty smart with business deals, so I would be surprised if the wood is valuable teak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ban Saray View Post
    I'm building a timber house up the road from you, starting about Xmas time.
    I'm using an old house in Korat and would be happy to pay you a fair price if you want to sell any timber to compliment what I have already.
    If you PM me with an address I could get some photos and ask around for a fair price.
    I would follow the suggestions above as well, do not stack it up neatly for the thieves to carry away, and avoid deals with neighbours that are very interested in it.
    We wont be starting work until the middle of next year.
    At this stage the best plan looks like to stack the wood in the wife's sisters front yard next door. They have a good sized yard with a high fence and a dog. So security shouldnt be a big problem.

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    Panda,
    Ok, I have plenty to do in the meantime, and plenty of wood, plus a teak farm - no drama - keep in touch.

    MtD
    Knew someone would pick it, but I'm not really a neighbour, 20 kms away.
    My advise stands though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ban Saray View Post
    Panda,
    Ok, I have plenty to do in the meantime, and plenty of wood, plus a teak farm - no drama - keep in touch.

    MtD
    Knew someone would pick it, but I'm not really a neighbour, 20 kms away.
    My advise stands though.
    I hope to be visiting next May, so might catch up with you then.

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