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    My benchmark for return to normal is $22 for 3/4 cdx and a buck or 2 for a 2x4.

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    Great news indeed. I have a large carport project underway and have a lot of lumber left to buy. Yesterday I noticed the price for an 8' 2X4 was down to $5.25 from a high of $8.79 at the Orange Box. Half-inch ACX is still over $50.00.

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    terry, i would be interested in hearing you experience on pricing for hardwoods and other 'non' construction lumbers?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Hardwood prices have remained relatively stable, but there's been severe supply disruptions in the import hardwood market. Domestics remain available and consistently affordable. Walnut, cherry, red and white oak, birch, hickory, rock maple, ash, all good.

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    I sure hope so. My general contractor is just now re-biddin the lumber package for my new shop.
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    Here in Pittsburgh most domestics are reasonable. The exceptions are walnut, which has been quite expensive for several years, and white oak, which has gone through the roof.

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    8/4 S&B white oak here is $8.00 to $9.35 depending on how it's sawn, 8/4 S&B walnut is 9.98. Those are bargain prices compared to bubinga, wenge, and zebra. The last load of Mexican bocote set me $35.00/bf. Purpleheart is still affordable at $9.00/bf if you can find it.

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    I bought some oak last week.The price was horrifying and I said to the nice man that processed my debit card "You'd never believe it grows on trees,would you?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I bought some oak last week.The price was horrifying and I said to the nice man that processed my debit card "You'd never believe it grows on trees,would you?".
    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    I don't get it.
    Money doesn't grow on trees.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Money doesn't grow on trees.
    Sure it does. Here's one that grows silver dollars:

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    I went dumpster diving (with permission) and picked out about 30 92-5/8" tuba4 studs and as many or more shorter pieces for the price of pulling out the nails. Used by the prefab home setting crews as blocking. Not worth their time to re-use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth Jones View Post
    Here in Pittsburgh most domestics are reasonable. The exceptions are walnut, which has been quite expensive for several years, and white oak, which has gone through the roof.
    Yes. What is fueling the run up in White Oak? Is it us? Why can't they stick to their pin oaks, jack oaks, and whatever other red oaks they use in their nice dry house interiors?

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    Local backwoods sawmills around here are still selling green rough-cut white oak as cheap as $1. Those are going to be very rough and knotty, though. My local hardwood source is higher for KD white oak than they are for cherry and even mahogany. As for the big box stores, lumber is coming down some. 7/16 OSB is down to $24, from a high of $52. Should be around $10. 2X stock is spotty; I recently bought 2X8's for about half what they were, but 2X6's are still high. Various types of plywood are still stupid high. When i bought some 6mm BS 1088 meranti, it was only $9 a sheet more than garbage 1/4" BC at Big Orange.

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    Hopefully the prices will drop this side of the big puddle soon our costs are still high for all wood and plywood.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Paul is right. I definitely need a sarcasm emoji.

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    Current info. Not seeing these reductions in ply yet (cdx or sanded). Couldn’t find one chart with all (pre covid) info).

    Bottom line-Pre-COVID was in the $300 ish (edit-maybe mid $300’s) per 1000 board feet.

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    One more chart. This looks like random lumber futures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    One more chart. This looks like random lumber futures.

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    Bad link. 'Random Lengths' is, indeed, the preeminent lumber/panel industry newsletter -- https://www.randomlengths.com/In-Dep...posite-Prices/
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    Low interest rates promotes speculation on futures, is that the deal? All there is to it?
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    Thanks David. Trying again. Generally housing starts low and here, housing inventory shot up with interest rate hikes. So less demand.

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    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    We won't hear the good news in the mass media. According to them Biden is still responsible for "out-of-control inflation".

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    Not today McCoys. Not today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Man, there's some hard bark on you!

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    For what it's worth, my general contractor, back in March, said the lumber package for my 18 x16 shop would be around $5K+. Today he presented the actual invoice for the lumber package which was purchased last week, then framed. We saved a bit over $1K.
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