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#1 posted 11-05-2018 08:12 PM

What type of lumber yard are you getting your prices from. When I’m jointing & planning the boards myself I go to Woodstock Supply a local hardwood supplier sells primarily domestic and exotic woods. I get a nice contractors discount. If I want 4 sided finished boards, There are hardware stores like Menards, Lowes, and Home Depot. but they usually only give a 2% contractors discount. But Lowes will give me 30% discount on maple or oak, if I buy a bundle at a time. A bundle is normally 2’ to 3’ x 4’ x 6’, 8’ 10’ or 12’ long. Of 1×4, 1×6, or 1×8 of 6’, 8’, 10’ or 12’ lengths. And you don’t get to pick through the bundle. You get the bundle as is. But unless you do mass production, I don’t want to put this kind of money out. Volume does give you the discounts. How much volume do you want to purchase at a time.

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