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04-17-2021 01:38 PM

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  • ”Front-month lumber futures traded at CME Group have climbed 47% this year to $1,286 per thousand board feet. Prices are up 395% from their April 2020 pandemic low of below $260. ”

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#1 posted 04-17-2021 06:54 PM

I mostly buy exotics from MacBeath hardwood and have not noticed an increase in prices there, but have for construction lumber.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#2 posted 04-17-2021 10:21 PM



I mostly buy exotics from MacBeath hardwood and have not noticed an increase in prices there, but have for construction lumber.

- DevinT

Been back this week?

Monday I was at my usual supplier and a sheet of Baltic Birch was raised over 50% that day. A 5/8” sheet (4×8) of BB Ply was over 70 bucks! It was under 50 last week.

My price guaranty on quotes is going to become a 14 day window… Might have be shorter than that before the end of the month.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#3 posted 04-17-2021 10:45 PM

lots of vendors (lumber supppliers) wont even quote some house packages as they aren’t sure they will have the iems to fill package, and the quote if any is only good for 72 hours, some of the bigger brokers are out of plywood, osb, hf studs, and good stuff to build a basic home. paying 60 dollars for a sheet of osb, well now just chokes one up

-- Living the dream

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#4 posted 04-17-2021 10:58 PM


I mostly buy exotics from MacBeath hardwood and have not noticed an increase in prices there, but have for construction lumber.

- DevinT

I used to buy wood at McBeaths when I was stationed (Navy) in Oakland, in the ‘70s. Good to see that they are still in business.

BoT, last time I was at Woodcraft in Ventura, CA, they were really low on their wood supply. I didn’t look too much at prices, I was looking for something else that day.

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

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#5 posted 04-17-2021 11:22 PM

Last time I was in home depot a 12’ 2×6 was $20.50. People are still buying it so im sure the prices will remain high for awhile.

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#6 posted 04-18-2021 12:23 AM

Dark_Lightning, yep, open 60 years at the same location. Some of the wood up in the rafters is decades old. That’s the stuff that I buy. The stuff that looks super rough and nasty, requiring special attention and hand milling. I like to think I am rescuing it as it has been passed-over for decades. The prices pretty much stay the same on stuff like that.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#7 posted 04-18-2021 12:29 AM



I mostly buy exotics from MacBeath hardwood and have not noticed an increase in prices there, but have for construction lumber.

- DevinT

Yes a couple of lumber dealers around here I get my stuff from. Pretty much the same prices. It’s lumber yard stuff, like box stores, that seem to be afflicted… so far anyway.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 04-18-2021 01:17 AM

Modern houses and condos seem to use mdf or pooler trim, so maybe the hardwood demand has not increased enough to raise prices.

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#9 posted 04-18-2021 01:33 AM



Dark_Lightning, yep, open 60 years at the same location. Some of the wood up in the rafters is decades old. That’s the stuff that I buy. The stuff that looks super rough and nasty, requiring special attention and hand milling. I like to think I am rescuing it as it has been passed-over for decades. The prices pretty much stay the same on stuff like that.

- DevinT


Oh, man. That’s the stuff from back before the growth rings were 1/16” wide! 8^D I go to the local ReStore every now and then. I found an old dresser made of QSWO that the lumber is more than 4/4 and no veneer, with some expertly matched grain. Haven’t found a use for it yet, but it’s just gorgeous.

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

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#10 posted 04-18-2021 01:59 AM



lots of vendors (lumber supppliers) wont even quote some house packages as they aren t sure they will have the iems to fill package, and the quote if any is only good for 72 hours, some of the bigger brokers are out of plywood, osb, hf studs, and good stuff to build a basic home. paying 60 dollars for a sheet of osb, well now just chokes one up

- Knockonit


that is the exact problem we are having at the company i work for,prices up heavily and we are on allocation on many things yet the socal market is still red hot and builders in spite of costs arnt slowing down one bit.im just waiting for the bomb,and it will blow up eventually.the question is when?

-- 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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