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Price of milled lumber
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:10:26 AM »
It doesn't have much effect on me as I'm not cutting and selling lumber for a living.  Aside from friends who need a specialty cut, I only cut what I need or can use.   But it seems like EVERYONE has a sawmill these days, well around here anyway.  Yesterday there was an ad in the throwaway paper for lumber at .50 a board foot. Beams of any dimension, up to 18', 2x, etc.   That seems pretty low to me. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 10:16:46 AM »
Around here the Amish are .45 a bf.
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Re: Price of milled lumber
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 10:25:21 AM »
I'd charge $0.50 a foot just to look at my beams.  :D Just kidding, but the logs must be delivered free to the mill at that price.  :o
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 10:36:53 AM »
It doesn't have much effect on me as I'm not cutting and selling lumber for a living.  Aside from friends who need a specialty cut, I only cut what I need or can use.   But it seems like EVERYONE has a sawmill these days, well around here anyway.  Yesterday there was an ad in the throwaway paper for lumber at .50 a board foot. Beams of any dimension, up to 18', 2x, etc.   That seems pretty low to me.

I think it depends on what lumber and what the local market it. Until the last 6 months our framing lumber at the local lumber yard was around .55 a foot. That's for planed and graded 2 and better.

And it also might depend on log supply. We had a fire go through here a few years ago. Neighbor decided to clean up his place. If I recall, his contract had large blued pine at $20 a thousand. For perspective, I think the logger said he was charging $150 a thousand.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 07:47:40 PM »
Those $0.50 guys will get tired of going broke soon enough and there will be a bunch of slightly used sawmills growing Privet around them with a @POSTON WIDEHEAD standing on them taking pictures and blatting about how wrong it is to let one go to waste soon enough.   
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