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Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« on: July 14, 2020, 01:06:26 PM »
Just FYI.  Our lumber cost in Utah is taking a 20% hike as of August, blaming it on Covid, fires man made and Mother Nature.   

I know Jr has a big bill coming. Tex finished his about.   

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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 10:20:34 AM »
Part of the plan to continue to crush down on the economy? Or result of natural occurrences. 20% is gigantic.

From a democrat perspective the resulting slump in new home starts will read well for them blaming it on Trumps presidency.
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 12:27:28 PM »
I’d like to hope the mill companies are not Democratic driven and they wouldn’t sink to those lows.  So..... I’ll pretend it’s natural from the world.

20% still isn’t as high of a hike as in 2018    I believe that one was a hurricane that caused the shortages.   

My mezzanine package will increase $100 because of it.  But I am not ready to purchase it or store it. 


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 12:39:00 PM »
Dave, so part of the reason I just bought a second shop lift is as follows. In 2018 August I knew I was going to buy a shop so I started pricing lifts. My 2 post bendpak in August of 18 was $3100 delivered. Bought shop in Oct or Nov that year and paid $3400 delivered. Today that same lift is $4500 delivered.

In that case two things, one China makes all auto lifts. Trump, bless his heart has been finally sticking up for us blue collars. Two our fed keeps printing money (read out of thin air) which debases every single greenback. So all our green certificates are worth less day after day. Granted it fluctuates some but it’s not allowing us to buy more as time goes on, grocery store as an example everyone can relate to.

So I decide to buy something that should weather the coming tides in our economy versus sitting on a note which is worth less daily.

My 2 cents, granted lumber is all cut here but many products used to process are not. Labor is going up too.
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 01:11:14 PM »
So..... what ya gettin @


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 08:15:38 PM »
Well, most of my current setup will be the building so right now its no issue. Did you know you pay a 1% tax on wood in Ca?

I am hoping a lot of my cost will be offset by my nieghbors offer of free wood. He gets left over wood all the time from his const job, I mean trailerloads!

I was just pricing lifts Sean, prices have gone crazy for sure. Soon as this is dried in I will find a deal on CL. Always there.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 08:31:18 PM »
So..... what ya gettin @


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Money printing, geo politics, inflation & maybe somebody’s who think they need more money concentrated in their pockets so let’s not let a crisis go to waste.
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 09:31:33 PM »
This also coincides with the demand for materials with all the fires last year or so. Insurance is settled, permits getting issued and building season.

Up where I am many can't rebuild after a fire a couple years back. The new CRAZY fire codes are killing people!
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2020, 10:12:49 PM »
JR it's kind of the same way here. Many families that were flooded out can't rebuild because they changed so many rules. Some people have to haul in so much dirt to build up thier site it's pathetic. They can't afford it and have to move somewhere else. It hasn't flooded in over 200 years. One freak flood and ope better change the rules.

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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2020, 11:07:09 PM »
With the new fire code I need a turnout now every 150' on my drive. 50' long, 25' wide. Some have land on hillsides and it is impossible.

Then you have to do shearwalls with a fireproof OSB that is $150 a sheet. Both of those are no issue for me as of now (steel building and pretty flat lower road)
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2020, 11:02:59 PM »
Further more update!! Look for 75% increase on lumber by September
Shortages on lumber to follow!!!


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2020, 11:12:44 PM »
Any reason given? Heck, we get about 75% of our wood from Can anyway, they can cut up there and not worry about owls.
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2020, 11:21:37 PM »
Mills have been closed down, Covid, manufactured lumber taking the largest hike, Miller lumber following
2x4x16 was $13 now 18ish


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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2020, 07:59:03 PM »
I paid $25 for a sheet of 1/4 CDX and about blew a gasket.....


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2020, 08:43:38 PM »
My mezzanine est was $500 last month, paid $650 this morning


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2020, 10:11:27 PM »
Going through the roof up here too... if you can find it.
Shortages showing up everywhere now.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2020, 10:46:58 PM »
That’s one thing we don’t have yet is shortages.  Our supplier stopped selling to box stores. Now they are out and unless you have an account you pay out the buttocks for it


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2020, 11:30:41 PM »
Only thing I have to buy now is some treated 2x8s to wrap my steel posts with. Hopefully that’s not going to be too much drama


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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2020, 11:39:31 PM »
Any reason you don’t use the siding you did the facia and soffit with?


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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2020, 08:07:06 AM »
Want the posts to appear to match the treated posts on the porch of the casita and main house.


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2020, 07:58:30 PM »
Just an update

Our lumber supplier has sold 3 million on lumber in a week, that’s almost a months worth.

The two largest lumber companies in my are just merged, they closed doors to joe off the street.  If you don’t have an account they are not selling you lumber.  Leaving joe handyman option being phone a friend or open an account or homedepot or Lowe’s
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2020, 08:14:25 PM »
Home Depot or lowels is so darn expensive and hard to get any service or check out

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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2020, 08:45:40 PM »
I’m sure glad I can text an order and have it delivered


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2020, 07:41:59 PM »
I am really liking my option to saw up my own. I plan to saw up a pile of 2 X whatevers this fall and some 1" thick boards that will plane to 3/4" for all sorts of things like termite food, Boring bee homesteads, mud dauber build sites and decorative spider web corners...
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2020, 08:50:25 PM »
Build a kiln to dry it all out and you would be solid


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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2020, 10:55:08 AM »
Build a kiln to dry it all out and you would be solid


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Around here we air dry for a year or so. Seems to work fairly well, but a solar kiln is better, and I'm sure a real kiln would be da' bomb
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2020, 01:23:15 PM »
An acquaintance of mine recommends one year per inch.
But a kiln would solve all that.

I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Lumber cost as of 7/14/2020
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2020, 11:07:27 AM »
We are starting to see a Plato affect and even some downward slope to pricing


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