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muleskinner

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06-04-2016 04:52 AM

I live in the very northwest of the Pacific Northwest. Not much native hardwood in these parts. I have one source about a 40 minute drive from home. And it’s a good source, stock wise. Like going to the candy store, your mouth starts watering and you realize you’re licking your lips. But I wonder what premium I’m paying compared to you guys back east. For example today I bought:

6/4 White Ash 2.10 bf
4/4 Eastern Curly Maple shorts
4.00 bf
4/4 Select Cherry (4’ to 6’ lengths) @ 4.25 bf

I’m not complaining about the prices. I pay what I gotta pay. I’m just curious how those compare to regions where hardwood species are native.

-- Visualize whirled peas


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JayT

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#1 posted 06-04-2016 11:49 AM

I live in Kansas and pay similar prices direct from a couple of sawyers.

Ash is $2.00-$2.30
Cherry is $4.50-$5.00

If the sawyers don’t have what I want/need and I have to go through a distributor of some kind, you can add 20% or so to those.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#2 posted 06-04-2016 12:31 PM

Prices from a local source, that I use often, here in Northern Virginia (1 hour west of Wash. DC).

Ash
4/4…………………………………………………………$3.70
8/4…………………………………………………………$5.55

Soft Maple
4/4 Tiger…………………………………………………$6.50
8/4 Tiger………………..…………………………… …. $6.75
4/4 Figured………………………………….…..………. $4.75
4/4 Select and Better (add 15% for 9 and wider boards).... $3.75
5/4 Select and Better (add 15% for 9 and wider boards).... $3.95
8/4 Select and Better…........................................................ $4.40

Hard Maple
4/4 Select and Better……………………………………..$3.85
8/4 Select and Better……………………………………..$4.60

Cherry
4/4 FAS (add 20% for 9 and wider boards)....................... $4.40
5/4 FAS (add 20% for 9 and wider boards)....................... $4.95
8/4….................................................................................... $5.50
12/4………………………………………………………$7.50

Here’s a link for price comparisons of other types of wood too.
http://www.localwoodva.com/HardwoodLumber.html

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jar944

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 02:08 PM



Prices from a local source, that I use often, here in Northern Virginia (1 hour west of Wash. DC).

Ash
4/4…………………………………………………………$3.70
8/4…………………………………………………………$5.55

Soft Maple
4/4 Tiger…………………………………………………$6.50
8/4 Tiger………………..…………………………… …. $6.75
4/4 Figured………………………………….…..………. $4.75
4/4 Select and Better (add 15% for 9 and wider boards).... $3.75
5/4 Select and Better (add 15% for 9 and wider boards).... $3.95
8/4 Select and Better…........................................................ $4.40

Hard Maple
4/4 Select and Better……………………………………..$3.85
8/4 Select and Better……………………………………..$4.60

Cherry
4/4 FAS (add 20% for 9 and wider boards)....................... $4.40
5/4 FAS (add 20% for 9 and wider boards)....................... $4.95
8/4….................................................................................... $5.50
12/4………………………………………………………$7.50

Here s a link for price comparisons of other types of wood too.
http://www.localwoodva.com/HardwoodLumber.html

- Berto

IMHO some of those prices are a bit high for this area.

Before they shut down the manassas yard Northland forest was $1.65 for 4/4 FAS ash shorts, 2.25 For 8’+

Cp Seems to have the best prices currently (short of Hicksville planing)

http://cpjohnsonlumber.com/lumber-prices.

To the OP, cherry can be had for $3.50, soft maple for 2.50, poplar for $0.99-2.05.

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#4 posted 06-04-2016 03:47 PM

Muleskinner, where do you buy your wood? Edensaw?

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muleskinner

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#5 posted 06-04-2016 04:38 PM



Muleskinner, where do you buy your wood? Edensaw?

- KeithP

Yep. And it’s probably a good thing it’s a not any closer than it is. I buy wood like my wife buys shoes. I almost always go through whatever they have on the floor pallets and buy something whether I have a plan for it or not. Hartnagels in Port Angeles also stocks some domestic hardwood but not nearly the variety and selection that Edensaw has. I think their prices might be a little higher too. Besides, Edensaw is just so much damn fun to visit. Besides the huge $2000 dollar slabs of Budinga and teak to lust after, there’s all those high end tools I’ll never buy.

I go down to Olympia quite a bit (wife’s family). Where’s the sweet spot down there?

-- Visualize whirled peas

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KeithP

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#6 posted 06-04-2016 07:24 PM

The sweet spot in Oly is Edensaw in Port Angeles

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 10:19 PM

Yeah, you have better prices than we do in Seattle. Cherry there is $6.75 rough.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 10:28 PM

.80 a bdft for all the above. From local saw mill upstate NY (happens to be my neighbor)
And yes I am gloating lol

-- Scott.Triangle,NY Becareful and don't forget...They cut meat too!

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