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Forum topic by FMG posted 1374 days ago 816 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FMG

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1374 days ago

Just venting i guess. Is it me or have sheet good prices increased again. I know home center prices aren’t the greatest but 33 bucks for a 4×8x3/4” MDF and a piece of sand ply is no better…. come on! I am really getting tired of being ripped off. I totally hate politics also but to boot our money is supporting other countries .

-- FMG- Woodworking is 90% mental the other half is physical


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HokieMojo

2094 posts in 2226 days


#1 posted 1374 days ago

i think it’s been said on this site, but some people say you can go to the pro desk and order whatever grade / country of origin for sheet goods that you want. just an FYI. Price is set by supply and demand. Not much anyone can do about that.

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Gary

6053 posts in 1931 days


#2 posted 1374 days ago

You need to go to a good lumber yard to get good stuff. Those box stores only sell junk they make the most money from. They take care of their pocket by invading yours

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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TopamaxSurvivor

14397 posts in 2174 days


#3 posted 1374 days ago

FMG I hate to tell you, but get used to it, it’ll get a lot worse before it gets better.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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CyBorge

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#4 posted 1374 days ago

I would happily take that $33 price. :-) The last time I bought a 4×8 sheet of 3/4” MDF, it cost $55. The nearest Lowe’s, which is about a 250 mile round trip, lists it at $31 right now. If I wanted to drive all day, it wouldn’t take too many sheets at that price to offset the cost—even with today’s gas prices!

-- "How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?"

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dbhost

5275 posts in 1730 days


#5 posted 1374 days ago

WOW you guys are getting hit hard. The Lowes just down the street from me lists 3/4” sheets for $24.95. And I am not sure by how much, but I do know that Lowes is higher than Home Depot on MDF…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Gene Howe

4785 posts in 1927 days


#6 posted 1373 days ago

Not sure of all stores, but in my experience the Lowes MDF is a denser MDF than HD’s. But, by the same token, I’ve gotten different grades at different times from “real” lumber yards, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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559dustdesigns

632 posts in 1666 days


#7 posted 1373 days ago

Central California is $32.95 at Lowes. Half the time they only have the two messed up pieces on the top and bottom of the skid.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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MarkwithaK

370 posts in 1676 days


#8 posted 1372 days ago

Last sheet of 3/4” MDF was in the $20-$25 range at Lowes. Their 3/4” birch play was on it’s way to $45….I found Maple ply at a Menard’s for $55 but it was so much better….considerably thicker and Made in the U.S.A.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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Moron

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

if 33 bucks is too much for a sheet of MDF as I have ZERO idea what a sheet of that pulverized brown sawdust, pressure packed and pressed,sanded and buffed, sorted and stacked, processed, delivered and placed into the racks, pave the parking lot, buy the lights, cool it, heat it, hire the no brainers and then try and sell it?

Do tell me?

What would you sell a sheet for? if you made it? What would you charge?

perhaps it could be made elsewhere for cheaper and every one would still complian?

on a framing square…....................you show me the spot that reads “Life is fair”?........”Square” maybe? but never fair.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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TopamaxSurvivor

14397 posts in 2174 days


#10 posted 1372 days ago

half vast garbage should be priced appropriately. Good quality US products should fetch a good priemium over import off thickness, full of voids and hazardous waste materials.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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