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Price and Availability Valid ONLY: Monday, July 6, 2020 (link will no longer be active once post is removed from Facebook, however the details of the post will remain below)

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New Ten Foot Long 13 Gauge Galvanized Tubular Steel Fence Posts for Wood Fences $16.99 ea + tax (Price and Availability Valid ONLY: Monday, July 6, 2020)

Payment: cash (US Currency) or Zelle (Zero Transaction Fee) or Venmo (Zero Transaction Fee) or PayPal (3-1/3% Transaction Fee) … no plastic or checks

(For the benefit of the under 40 customers: … stunning as this news might be, a debit card is not cash)

Description- New 8 ft tall x 6 ft wide Board-on-Board Pressure-Treated Pine pre-fabricated fence panels (sections) built on 4 – Nominal 2 x 4 (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2” actual) Pressure-Treated Southern Yellow Pine (PTSYP) rails with 12 – Round Head 6d ring shank galvanized 1-3/4″ x 13 ga (090” <-> 099″ dia) nails per picket \ the pickets are new roughsawn 1 x 6’s (11/16″ <≈> 5/8″ actual x 5-1/2” on average) There are 17 – 18 pickets per panel (counting the included transition picket )

Quantity – … no minimum purchase quantity required

Species: Mix of mostly Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) along with some Slash Pine (Pinus Elliottii) (In the U.S. these are two of the ten Southern Yellow Pines (SYP)… the eight others being: Black, Jack, Jersey, Longleaf, North Carolina, Oldfield, Shortleaf, and Virginia Pine )

Origin: tree farms in Brazil (sustainable resource reforesting the burned out rainforest … plus: negative carbon foot print … a big one … huge)

TechNote#1: We, here in the U.S., have our own pine tree farm … we call it the Southeastern U.S. From about Tyler, Texas to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mason-Dixon Line to the Gulf of Mexico, the southeast is virtually one big Southern Yellow Pine tree farm. However, the lumber from those trees is too unstable to be useful as a fence picket. Because? … SYP grows like a weed in the summer, producing a wide pithy wood ring; … but its growth almost stops in the winter, depositing a very narrow, very hard, winter ring. This growth pattern combined with the Southern Yellow Pines’ incredible strength, makes for very unstable lumber. Fortunately for us, that same pine cone planted along the equator, where there are no seasons, grows up to be a tree that comes back to us with no hard winter ring, … and a whole lot more stable.

TechNote#2: This is NOT, … I repeat … NOT “Brazilian Pine”. Brazilian Pine is the Candelabra Tree (Araucaria angustifolia). The Brazilian Candelabra Tree is an internationally designated endangered species. If you get caught with it, or even it’s seeds, you’re gonna get to meet some international ivory smugglers … because you’re gonna be in the same cell with them.

Fine Print: payment: only … cash (US Currency) or PayPal (3-1/3% Transaction) or Zelle (Zero Transaction Fee) … no plastic \ prices subject to change without notice \ no minimum purchase quantity (we do, however, reserve the right to determine maximum purchase quantity per order and/or per customer) \ all sales are final \ the sales tax rate in Dallas is 8-1/4% \ no delivery \ price is firm \ no warranties implied or otherwise \ first-come-first-serve\ this Craigslist posting is information only … this not an offer to sell \

Where \ When \ How — Our shop is in a small 60’s vintage industrial park in North Dallas about 1/2 mile due southwest of LBJ (I-635) & I-35. The nearest large intersection is Royal Lane & I-35E. Our address is 2261 Crown Road, Building#107, Dallas, Texas, 75229. The entrance to the parking lot is from the north side of Crown Rd. about halfway between Newberry and Goodnight. Our building is the very last one on the right (at the north end of the parking lot). We’re open six days a week, Monday thru Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If the front glass door is locked … which it usually is when Lupé or Joe is there by himself … just go around to the big roll up doors on the south side of the building. Anyone in there can either help you or point you towards someone who can.

One more thing … all these warehouses and parking lots look the same; … so, when you get to where you think we’re supposed to be and you still can’t find us, call or text, … we’ll send out a search party.

(A trick to finding us: …… once you’re going west on Crown … and you get to where the pavement changes from concrete to hot top (asphalt), start counting telephone poles after the huge tree on the right. (You’ll know it when you see it) Turn right in between poles number three and number four. Go (north) all the way to the back … we’re the last building on the right.)