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farmerjan

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Son just put a floor in a trailer that we bought off the friend that passed away. Had a bad axle that we replaced with a used one....Son sold it as is but had put in the new floor. I know that he spent over $ 300 in lumber that he used my Lowe's card for to get the 5% discount.... don't know if that was all the lumber or just what he needed that day. It was 24 ft long, don't know the width but thinking 7 or 7 1/2 ft.
Try getting lumber to do remodeling... you will have to have cpr and get put on life support. Not looking any better in the immediate future.
 

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Treated wood and plywood is scary for sure. If I don't need treated lumber I buy rough cut from a small mill. I think the last lift I got was around $600 / thousand board feet. CAD
 

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Same here. I did a small project a month or two ago with standard SPF and it was about 3X what it would have cost a year ago.
 

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Gonna be the Obama depression of 2009 and 2010 all over again. House values fell, but the costs of materials went through the roof. Saturday a 16' pressure threated 2 x 12 was $60 at Lowes.
 

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It’s ridiculous especially treated and it changes ever day. I’ve always purchased my lumber from Menards as the quality and price is hard to beat. I poured a bunch of concrete this past fall and spent more on form boards than the concrete SMH
 

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Strange that a few friends I have that log, say logs are worth nothing. That may be regional thing isolated to here IDK.
 

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I heard that lumber prices have skyrocketed due to the supply chain disruption. Similar to cattle I suppose. A lot of lumber got backed up for a while. Lumber yards have had to order stuff weeks or months in advance. It used to be within a week they could get stuff.
 

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It’s ridiculous especially treated and it changes ever day. I’ve always purchased my lumber from Menards as the quality and price is hard to beat. I poured a bunch of concrete this past fall and spent more on form boards than the concrete SMH
Probably cheaper if you used metal edging
 

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I hope so for you but you'd be money ahead to use timber off your land buy a mill or have it milled for the lumber
The farm was cut pretty hard before I bought it and there wasn't much wooded land to start with. I've always been told you can't build a house from sawmill lumber. Or I should say the bank wont finance a sawmill house. I had the same thought about just buying sawmill lumber I'm buying oak for .80 BF
 

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