|Forum topic by lumberjoe||posted 04-03-2012 07:45 PM||1039 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-03-2012 07:45 PM
As I am fairly new to this hobby, I have some questions about lumber pricing. I’ve been making quite a few projects out of common pine from local big box stores. At first it was a 9 out of 10 firewood to finished piece ratio, but after about a year, I am getting pretty good and feel like I won’t completely ruin wood that costs more than a quarter a board foot.
There is a mill very close to me that sells a variety of hardwoods. I’ve been there and talked to the owner. The wood looks to be of excellent quality. No case hardening, very minimal knots and defects. Here is an example of what he charges for some common woods.
Hard Maple 2.50
Is this an accurate representation of market prices for domestic hardwoods? Online Prices seem to be really high.