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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 07:16 PM

Eric, I am about 4 hours away in Kentucky but lumber prices should not be too drastically different. In looking at Northwest’s prices they are ok for a retail outlet but just a shade on the high side. For instance here I can get cherry for $5.00 a bf and their price is $5.98 from a retail supplier that I will use on occasion. But I get nearly all of my lumber from a supplier who deals on a wholesale level. I can get select kiln dried cherry from him for $2.40 a bf. Maple runs $3.00 a bf whereas Northwest sells it for $5.75.

If you can find a sawmill in your area that would be the best bet with regards to price. Another option is to check on Craigslist. Here is a listing for hardwood lumber that is being offered in the Indianapolis region.

Another option is to try “

These prices are for rough lumber. If you want finished lumber then the price will necessarily be higher and some suppliers may not furnish this service.

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