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cajunworkshop

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03-13-2018 02:36 PM

I realize board foot price for poplar maybe specific on price based on location but what are you paying per board foot for poplar. Cheapest I have found in the Carolina’s is $2.25 per board foot.

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 03:51 PM

about what it is here in PA. :<))

https://www.groffslumber.com/poplar.html

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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WyattCo

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 04:09 PM

No way I’d pay $2.25 BF for poplar. It’s mass produced (tree farms) and the broad leaf gives it it’s “hardwood” classification. But it’s glorified Pine. It’s as soft as pine and behaves like Pine minus the sap but is full of the resin. I hate it.

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 04:30 PM

That’s average price from a mill in PA. Most of the time, I get rough cut for a $1 or less.

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 04:34 PM

Sounds about the same here in KY (by Louisville) as well. Ranges from $2.10-$2.50 for 4/4.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#5 posted 03-13-2018 04:38 PM

-- Aaron - Aspiring Craftsman

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#6 posted 03-13-2018 05:40 PM

S Cal (Peterman Lumber) Rough 4/4 FAS was $1.90 and Rough 6/4 FAS was $2.10 last time I ordered (about a year ago)

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 03-13-2018 06:03 PM

Do you shop at Highlandhardwoods in NH? That’s the same price list as I have.


- LazarusDB


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LazarusDB

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#8 posted 03-13-2018 06:06 PM



Do you shop at Highlandhardwoods in NH? That s the same price list as I have.

- LazarusDB

- Craftsman on the lake

Yes, Highland aka a little slice of heaven.

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AandCstyle

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#9 posted 03-13-2018 08:49 PM

Poplar
4/4 shorts (4-6’) $1.85
4/4 7’ & longer $2.05
4/4 wide $2.35
4/4 Quartered $3.15
5/4 out
5/4 wide $2.35
5/4 Quartered $3.20
6/4 $2.15
6/4 Quartered $3.25
7/4 quartered $3.25
8/4 $2.35
8/4 wide out
8/4 Quartered $3.25 (10”+ add $0.30

-- Art

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 03-13-2018 09:10 PM

It’s been a few years, but according to my receipt (New Mexico), I paid

$1.51/bf 4/4 rough
$1.72/bf 6/4 S2S

This was for any width (I have a few at 16”) and 16’ length

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jar944

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#11 posted 03-13-2018 11:23 PM



Poplar
4/4 shorts (4-6 ) $1.85
4/4 7 & longer $2.05
4/4 wide $2.35
4/4 Quartered $3.15
5/4 out
5/4 wide $2.35
5/4 Quartered $3.20
6/4 $2.15
6/4 Quartered $3.25
7/4 quartered $3.25
8/4 $2.35
8/4 wide out
8/4 Quartered $3.25 (10”+ add $0.30

- AandCstyle

I pay exactly the same, and seeing the qs on there I’m assuming it’s from Chris.

About 30 miles farther south it’s $1.65 (might have been 1.85) for any length width or thickness of FAS retail from the mill. I think #1 common was $1.25.

Prices went down from there with quantities and kd or green as an option.

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Kelster58

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#12 posted 03-14-2018 12:19 AM

Just paid $1.60 / bd. ft. 4/4 rough, kiln dried. Could get any width I wanted. Some boards as wide as 14”. All very nice straight stock. Probably a good 1-1/8” thick. Here in Central Pennsylvania.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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000

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#13 posted 03-14-2018 12:55 AM

4/4 S2S straightlined , (3/4”) Some call it S3S. I’m paying 2.35 bdft. Got to ask for better pricing I see…

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Richard Lee

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#14 posted 03-14-2018 01:53 AM

Amazing, you guys complaining about the price of Poplar.
I think the last time I checked it was about $3.50 a BF up here.
Americans dont know how cheap things down there are till you shop up here.

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000

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#15 posted 03-14-2018 01:56 AM



Amazing, you guys complaining about the price of Poplar.
I think the last time I checked it was about $3.50 a BF up here.
Americans dont know how cheap things down there are till you shop up here.

- Richard Lee


Yeah, But you get free health care!

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