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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 04-23-2021 12:07 AM 884 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2021 12:07 AM

I bought some 1/2 (15/320 CDX plywood today at Lowe’s ….....Almost 65 dollars a sheet.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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#1 posted 04-23-2021 12:10 AM

Pretty thin too at 15/320 ’s

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#2 posted 04-23-2021 12:13 AM

Next week it might be $70

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#3 posted 04-23-2021 12:13 AM

$7 for a 2×4 at HD in AZ…

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#4 posted 04-23-2021 12:15 AM

Yeah it’s that new stuff from Asia. 1.19126 mm, really quiet sub, sub flooring, I hear it sneaks up on ya. :-)

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#5 posted 04-23-2021 12:30 AM

I pay that for 3/4 birch from big orange ugly

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#6 posted 04-23-2021 12:43 AM

Look at the bright side.
If thing keep going up it will be cheaper to make your own then you’re saving money. :)

-- Aj

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#7 posted 04-23-2021 02:43 AM

AlaskaGuy, Wow! That is simply awful. I can’t imagine building much of anything today.

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

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#8 posted 04-23-2021 03:51 AM

DIY MDF kit:
  • Glue
  • Tweezers
  • Big bag o’ sawdust

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#9 posted 04-23-2021 07:47 AM

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#10 posted 04-23-2021 09:59 AM

I’ve read its a supply issue, but I don’t believe it. I think its borderline price gouging and needs to be checked on by consumer protection.

I doubt we’ll ever see building materials back to what they were. There is a GP plant about an hour from me all they make is OSB panels. $7.50 16 mos ago, now $37. It doesn’t cost GP any more money to produce them, its strictly a supply and demand “charge what the market will bear”.

Way I see it is the increased cost of new home construction is going to cause assessments (and taxes and insurance) are to go up. Those of us who own our homes are no better off if we sell and have to buy another place. We purchased our home and property for $80k in 1989, our current assessment is $225 if we sold it for that, we couldn’t find another place like ours for that money.

They are listing houses in town I wouldn’t pay $60K for $175.

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#11 posted 04-23-2021 12:52 PM

I question the supply thing as my local blue store is full of lumber. I think we can all agree that demand is up as building is booming (in Florida at least) and home projects increased during the pandemic. But I think demand has not outstripped supply. It is america, home of the greedy. The ammunition folks are saying that they too are working to produce as much as they can, but that doesn’t mean they are not celebrating behind closed doors and will likely try to keep these prices when all is said and done with the pandemic.

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#12 posted 04-23-2021 01:25 PM

I think the demand is up because there is too much free money chasing goods .
A sure sign of inflation and it only going to get worse as the potato potus spends our money into oblivion.
Good Luck it was nice knowing ya.

-- Aj

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#13 posted 04-23-2021 01:28 PM

Much or our sheet goods come from overseas, but also much of it is made here in the US. When there is a shortage of the imported product the supply of the domestic product gets used up quickly. One day a lumberyard is buying a sheet of plywood for $10 and all of a sudden the factory gets down to allocating inventory because they are going to run out. The fore-mentioned lumberyard has a steady demand from their customers so they offer $12.00 per sheet just to get stock, next week they have to pay $16.00 and so on. It’s a bidding war amongst retailers. These factories are in most cases running 24/7 so it’s not like they can open an extra day or add a night shift to keep up, they have been doing that for years to maintain the current supply already.

Product from Asia is most likely already produced and sitting just a few miles off shore of the U.S. Generally container ships arriving into the US are berthed as soon as they arrive, worst case scenario they may have to wait a few hours for their spot to open up or paperwork to get approved to dock. Right now there are dozens of container ships anchored off the West coast, for days or even weeks, waiting to berth. This may be the first time in dozens of years they some of these carriers have ever dropped their anchor. It’s been this way for many months now. This is creating a backlog around the world because there aren’t enough ships or containers at the moment. My company relies on suppliers around the world to provide ingredients for our manufacturing facilities. In November it cost around $2,425 to get a 40’ container shipped from Europe, in February it was $4,490, in March it was $6,875. At the moment we are scrambling to even get a container or space on a ship. In case you have missed the news lately hang on because consumer goods and some groceries are going to rise significantly through the summer.

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#14 posted 04-23-2021 01:54 PM

WSJ had an interesting video about lumber dynamics in the pandemic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_5MkGbXXKc

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#15 posted 04-23-2021 02:40 PM



I think the demand is up because there is too much free money chasing goods .
A sure sign of inflation and it only going to get worse as the potato potus spends our money into oblivion.
Good Luck it was nice knowing ya.

- Aj2

All this free money is hurting the job market too. Unemployment is paying so well some business can’t find help.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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