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Forum topic by gamygeezer posted 08-14-2020 05:01 PM 316 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2020 05:01 PM

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but lumber prices here are crazy.

Common 2×4 studs are 4.58 at the local orange store. What, COVID kills pine trees?

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#1 posted 08-14-2020 05:25 PM

Probably just with people not working or as much, less supply, delays in shipping and supply chain, etc etc. Higher demand with more people at home learning DIY , learning new hobbies, fixing the stuff on honey do list that had been sitting for years, etc.

TLDR: basic supply and demand

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#2 posted 08-14-2020 05:32 PM

The current high prices of practically all building materials is what made me change my plans for my workshop. I originally wanted to build a 24’ x 38’ building on a foundation with 24×24 being the actual shop portion. I started getting prices on the materials and it didn’t take long to see that what I had originally thought was going to cost approx, 75k was easily going to exceed 100k. Probably more like 120k. Not good.

I ended up going with a 14’ x 24’ prebuilt free-standing building that i finished the interior myself. I’m happy with it.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#3 posted 08-14-2020 07:31 PM

the main reason is there is a supply shortage right now driving lumber prices in L.A. construction is still booming so supply is not meeting demand.if you can wait do that,but it shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 08-14-2020 07:36 PM

Several Canadian mills, supplying the Western US markets, have greatly curtailed production due to political pressure.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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