LumberJocks

Anyone bought TEAK lately? What does it cost?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Tedster posted 05-15-2012 02:08 PM 5130 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Tedster's profile

Tedster

2271 posts in 866 days


05-15-2012 02:08 PM

I need just a quick round number to compare with my local supplier. Thanks!

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th


9 replies so far

View KenBry's profile

KenBry

449 posts in 1102 days


#1 posted 05-15-2012 07:17 PM

My local supplier wants $29.95 bf

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

View 404 - Not Found's profile

404 - Not Found

2544 posts in 1624 days


#2 posted 05-15-2012 09:20 PM

Iroko is sold as teak here and has been since the seventies, the proper stuff is just too expensive. A 12’ 9×2 costs about €70 ($100)

View Tedster's profile

Tedster

2271 posts in 866 days


#3 posted 05-16-2012 07:07 AM

Thanks guys, I thought my supplier was a bit high but I guess they’re pretty much in line with the market.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

View TCCcabinetmaker's profile

TCCcabinetmaker

925 posts in 1010 days


#4 posted 05-16-2012 07:11 AM

it costs an arm and two legs, Ipe and Jatoba are cheaper substitutes, though they don’t look much like teak, they do have the high umm weather resistance sought in teak. Difficult and heavy woods to work though.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

View Howie's profile

Howie

2656 posts in 1578 days


#5 posted 05-16-2012 10:55 AM

$24.00 b/f here

-- Life is good.

View skeemer's profile

skeemer

94 posts in 1019 days


#6 posted 05-16-2012 11:33 AM

$22 for 4/4 up to $30 for 16/4 from the supplier I’ve started using.

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5460 posts in 2030 days


#7 posted 05-16-2012 11:46 AM

Last winter HD offered some Hampton Bay Adirondack chairs made from “Amazon Teak” for half price with free s/h…..$99 each, which made them less than I could build them for. Now I’m wondering what species “Amazon Teak” really is….it’s heavy, dense, is medium dark with some orange hues, looks like teak, but could be something else (like Ipe, Jatoba, or Lyptus).

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View northeaster's profile

northeaster

52 posts in 1147 days


#8 posted 05-16-2012 01:08 PM

About $27/bf at a marine lumber supply place that carries a lot near Boston: http://boulterplywood.com/

View Tedster's profile

Tedster

2271 posts in 866 days


#9 posted 05-16-2012 09:44 PM

Thanks everybody, the patio set with labor will run $3700. They have to mill it over (pun fully intended), but I’m booked solid for at least a month. Of course, if they go for it I will be sharing the whole project here at LJ. Should be a fun one. :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase