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#1 posted 05-03-2012 03:59 PM

I live in an area where construction is still fairly active, (SE Tennessee around Chattanooga), and still, there are many unemployed in your field. I work days for a mechanical contractor, and we actually took on two good carpenters as day laborers because they know their way around a lot of the jobs we do in older buildings.

When I recently stopped in at a local hardwood supplier, she had 1” prime oak planked, planed for $2.00 a board ft. Cabinet grade quality. Had AAA flame maple lying next to it for $5.00. When I asked her why so cheap, she said the cabinet guys are in the tank and it just lays on the pallets. I watched them making specialty pallets out of oak I would make tables out of, as she said, “to stay in business”. It was sickening…
Not trying to burst your bubble, but until the used housing market gets sold off, not much going on, and with the unemployment where it is, including all the under-employed, not many people even doing repairs or additions.
At least not in my area…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com


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