Looking California, feeling Minnesota
Mill Outlet 12/19/13 7:40 am or so
Looking California, feeling Minnesota
Mill Outlet 12/19/13 7:40 am or so
We have been waiting patiently for Google Earth to update our location so that we can compare the before and after of last spring’s expansion.
Here it is!
Doesn’t look like much, but progress is fun, can’t wait for the next update
It started on Monday, cold, but lots of sun and no wind, a good day for hanging Christmas lights and yard work. Then came Tuesday, colder and steady wind all day long, the wind chill here had to be less than 10 degrees. The wind let up on Wednesday but the air and ground were colder yet, sealing the surface of our Alaska asphalt. Then each successive day it has grown colder yet.
Now it is Saturday morning, another bright sunny day and perfect conditions to come to Mill Outlet Lumber and stock up on clean burning Tacoma Firelogs at $5.50 for a 24# box of 8 or $225.00 for a 2000# pallet of 696.
It has been cold all week and will continue a few more days, but it has also been sunny and great weather for building fences. That fact has been proven by the “Brisk” business we have done all week selling fence boards and supplies.Maybe this is why?
The cold has not been the worst part, it is actually the wind, 24 mile per hour wind, which we have seen this week, can make 30 degrees feel like zero. So a well built and designed fence can actually raise the apparent temperature by as much as 30 degrees. Wouldn’t 60 degrees feel good right now? It doesn’t actually work that way, but it sure feels better to get out of the wind.
A well designed fence deserves a well designed gate and while there are too many styles to list, this is by far my favorite.
So come and buy some Tacoma Firelogs and burn them for heat, or build a fence to block the arctic Blast, or spend 20 minutes posting on the internet, In any case it is another great day to come to Mill Outlet Lumber. 4811 S Tyler st, Tacoma, 253 514 0658
For Split Rail, for you, your neighbors and families
Mill Outlet has the pieces and parts, you supply the ideas and inspiration.
At Mill outlet we have all sorts of pressure treated and cedar lumber. We strive to have the highest quality and best values in our line of fencing and in the case of pressure treated lumber. We also are always on the lookout for special situations and deals we can pass on to you. And finally very little if anything goes to waste because as I am most fond of saying every board has a home. Just like the pet rescue we have all sizes and personalities of material. Clear vertical grain cedar and fir, high quality fence boards and trim, shop grade plywood siding that makes backyard sheds affordable and all sorts of sizes, shapes and grades of rough sawn and surfaced garden cedar. A customer who just left is the perfect example of this. He came looking for material for raised bed gardens, I showed him our rougher headed old growth 2×8 for $1.35 per foot and 2×6 for $1.00 per foot and he said “this stuff is awesome, but it is too nice to put dirt in”.he agreed that the price was right but asked if we had anything a little more rustic. I pointed him to our 2×8 bevel siding blanks for $ .75 per foot and he said “that’s what I am talking about, is it ok if I load some up?” On the way to his truck we walked past a pile of 2×8 rough sawn, the last couple hundred feet of over 20,000 feet we had last spring. “Now that is what I really want, how much for this? “same price” I said. On the way to his truck we found some slightly weathered cedar 4×4-6′ for $1.00 a foot and the deal was complete. He left with some material that was not our nicest but it was perfect for him and as he checked out noted that he had just texted his friend to get down here and get some of these good deals. There is a home for every piece of lumberLu
One of our best finds all year, 2×6, 2×10 and 2×8 oversize and rougher headed old growth each size is 1 11/16 thick and 1/4″ under in width. utility grade but this is beautiful material. Everyone who sees it just says wow and then when they hear the price they say wow again. There is no limit to what you can do with this material
2×6 is $1.00 per foot
2×8 is $1.35 per foot
2×10 is $1.75 per foot
and 2×6-6′ pieces are only $4.20 each, can you see this as a fence board?
Many people know by experience or have heard by word of mouth that Mill Outlet Lumber in Tacoma is the only place to go for the best quality fence materials at the best prices. It is true that we also carry some low grade, low cost materials because that is what is important to some people, but the backbone of our thriving fence business is the high quality boards and components we carry.
This all starts with the fact that we sell exclusively western red cedar boards from Reichert Shake & Fence in Toledo Washington. They are regarded by all to be the highest and most consistent quality cedar fence mill in the Northwest and we are happy to be on their team.
We are always up to something at Mill Outlet. We now have an ongoing supply of old growth Western Red cedar slabs in stock and coming in every week. They are mostly 2″ thick and average 20″ wide. Prices range from $50.00 to $75.00. People use these for signs, tables, benches, counter tops and bars, Where else are you going to find a steady supply of this kind of material? Mill Outlet.
Mill Outlet is the outlet for Tacoma Firelogs. Made from 100% compressed sawdust here in Tacoma, they contain no waxes or binders that will deposit residue in your chimney and since they are bound together with nothing more than extremely high pressure you are assured to get consistent density and value for your money.
Fans of fire logs will tell you that they are clean burning and clean to store with none of the dirt, loose bark or insects hitching a ride into the house every time you fill the firebox. And because they are consistently mixed and have very little moisture content they will not pop hot embers across the room to burn a hole in the carpet like cord wood is so famous for.
Something I only learned recently is that compared to cord wood they are a superior option besides being cleaner and safer. a 1 ton pallet of firelogs contains 17 million btu’s of heating energy. That compares with 1 cord of Douglas fir at 17.4 million and Western Hemlock at 15.3 million or Alder at 14.8 million. Furthermore these numbers are based on seasoned wood moisture content of 20% which is as dry as split cord wood can possibly get. Is that the condition of your last load of firewood? 30 percent moisture is probably more realistic for most seasoned wood piles and 50% can be the case for freshly cut wood. Moisture content gas a dramatic effect on useful heat production. The average of Douglas Fir and Alder at 70% moisture content is 13.7 million btu and only 7 million btu’s per cord for 50% moisture content freshly cut wood. This is because up to 38% of the heat produced is only making steam which is going up the chimney instead of radiating heat.
So if there was ever any doubt about the convenience and common sense in burning compressed sawdust for heat it is gone now.
Tacoma Firelogs always in stock, by the pallet for $225.00 per ton or try a box of 8 for $5.50. At Mill Outlet Lumber in Tacoma