How to Sell Pine Logs

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How to Sell Pine Logs
Those old pine trees fetch a profit. (pine-tree image by Maxim Prikhodko from

Whether you're landscaping your yard, clearing new land for building, or interested in managing old wood, selling pine logs is a reliable way to make extra cash. Since the wood has already been cut into small logs, flooring companies won't want it, but plenty of other wood workers may be interested. You also have a number of additional markets to explore when selling logs. Selling pine logs is not difficult, but is can be time-consuming.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Measuring tape

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    Organise your pine logs by size and quality. Separate out any poor-quality logs so you can sell them for outdoor firewood. (Pine logs cause creosote to build up in your chimney, so they are not suitable for indoor fireplace use.) These logs might be thin or have branches or blemishes. Measure the diameter of your good logs with a measuring tape.

  2. 2

    Contact a professional forester through your county extension office and arrange for him to handle selling your pine logs. A professional will be able to command a good price from a trusted buyer, and will be able to sell the logs in a lot less time than you. If you're pressed for time or want quick cash, this is a good investment. If you intend to sell the logs yourself, skip this step.

  3. 3

    Call furniture makers and woodworkers in nearby communities. Let these people know you have pine logs for sale, and describe the size and amount of wood. Arrange to sell logs to any interested parties.

  4. 4

    List your pine logs for sale in the classified section of your local newspaper. Advertise the logs for sale as outdoor firewood or sculpture-grade wood at local art schools, universities, and other places in your community.

  5. 5

    Create a sign for your front yard that advertises pine logs for sale. Place the wood beside the sign and leave a bucket so people can pay you. Move any logs you're unable to sell to the firewood pile.

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