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Forum topic by pommy posted 04-21-2008 09:22 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pommy

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04-21-2008 09:22 PM

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I just thought i’d ask the question i went to bye some rough sawn timber today and i could not believe the price timber has gone up in the uk so to the uk luber jocks where oh where do we purchase good priced timber in the uk and for you guys over the pond is the price high over there be good to hear if anyone else is bugged by the price as iam

thank you thats my rant for the day lol

Andy

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 09:54 PM

Hi Andy,

I am not sure that domestic timber has gone up a lot in my area. Oak, cherry, walnut, maple are readily available. It is hard to keep them from going into firewood instead of lumber. There is more of a demand for firewood. I get rough FAS cherry for $3.40 US a board foot and hard maple for $3.00 a board foot. But I cannot get exotics without going through the internet. And there you have to pay full retail price. I am too cheap to do that. Ebay is another possibility for getting wood bargains but you have to shop around and be selective.

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 09:54 PM

Hi Andy,

I bought 18 lenghts of 8×2 at 16’ long aswel as 7 sheets of ply for a new project, from my local timber murchant for £350 plus £20 dilivery!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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