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Forum topic by herbg posted 08-06-2018 08:39 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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herbg

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08-06-2018 08:39 PM

Have you guys seen the price of Black Walnut go up recently?
My supplier has more than tripled his prices in the last 6 months.

Just curious.


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BoilerUp21

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#1 posted 08-06-2018 08:44 PM

I have noticed the same although only by 50% or so in and around Indiana…

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TimInIndiana

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#2 posted 08-06-2018 08:51 PM

Holding steady at $6.25/bf for 4/4 at my local sawmill in Southern Indiana.

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CaptainKlutz

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#3 posted 08-06-2018 09:27 PM

There have some previous posts on this topic in WWW?

Supposedly Chinese are buying every stick of FAS Walnut lumber they can find, and it has driven prices up? It is related to boom in middle class furniture sales, and why all rosewood species were added to CITES ban list. Walnut prices are up everywhere. :(

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#4 posted 08-06-2018 10:37 PM



Supposedly Chinese are buying every stick of FAS Walnut lumber they can find, and it has driven prices up?
- CaptainKlutz

Not supposedly. And they aren’t buying sawn lumber, they’re buying whole logs and paying a premium price for them. Money talks.

https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/china-high-quality-log-buying-grows-bypassing-us-sawmills

China is also planning on imposing a 25% tariff on all US hardwood exports.
Take that for what it’s worth.

Lots of info on the web
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b&biw=1088&bih=501&ei=j8toW8jKMbLk9AOS56igDg&q=US+hardwood+lumber+exports+to+china&oq=US+hardwood+lumber+exports+to+china&gs_l=psy-ab.12...18651.20299.0.23912.4.3.1.0.0.0.106.303.1j2.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.92...35i39k1.0.C7L5FRBso5o

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 08-06-2018 10:55 PM

Disease isn’t helping. Thousand cankers disease, to be precise. Guess I better go buy some boards before the price goes through the roof.

https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/study-fungus-behind-deadly-disease-in-walnut-trees-mutates-easily,-complicating-control.html

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 08-07-2018 12:20 AM

Prices in Kansas range from $2.50 to $4.50 per BF depending on quality and cure time.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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