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Loving these lumber prices
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:03:42 AM »
 

 

Lowe's,  Hartsville, SC this morning after i ate my grits
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 09:34:48 AM »
I had guy call me two weeks ago and ask if I matched big box store prices on Hardwood. I said I would be glad to raise my price to match theirs if he wanted me to. ;D
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 09:47:18 AM »
I had guy call me two weeks ago and ask if I matched big box store prices on Hardwood. I said I would be glad to raise my price to match theirs if he wanted me to. ;D
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:49:50 AM »
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 10:01:22 AM »
I better start chargeing more
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 10:57:34 AM »
#2 top choice?
What the bleep grade is that?
Then says common further down the sticker.
and I wonder what species is that white wood.
Also notice that they now post actual dimensions for the board.
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 11:49:13 AM »
I've always wondered what species "white wood" was?

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 01:06:18 PM »
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 The local lumber yards sell clapboards that are Canadian ''whitewood'',I get a chuckle out of that myself.Why be specific when you can make such a broad description?
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 01:37:24 PM »
The term "whitewood" has been commonly used in the industry for decades. Its a generic term for utility wood used in cabinet making or other projects, not suitable for structural framing lumber. Just remember that price reflects all of the supplier cost, overhead, trucking, (plus profit margin), etc., that got that board there to sell. Every set of hands that handled it added to that cost.
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 03:00:30 PM »
#2 top choice?
What the bleep grade is that?
Then says common further down the sticker.
and I wonder what species is that white wood.
Also notice that they now post actual dimensions for the board.

"Top Choice" is a Lowe's trade name.  It is their personal branding on product.  "Whitewood" is a generic marketing term covering the appearance grade of a number of species.  Most of what I see in Lowe's is either spruce or fir.  I went in there to get some trim boards to trim out a door on a utility shed.  After seeing the prices, I came home and scrounged through my stash to see what I had on hand.  My doors will be trimmed in 4/4 x 4 cypress. 

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 07:15:59 PM »
I had guy call me two weeks ago and ask if I matched big box store prices on Hardwood. I said I would be glad to raise my price to match theirs if he wanted me to. ;D

 :D that's the funniest thing I've heard all day
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 07:25:27 PM »
If the wife wanted  one for a shelf, "yesterday", I would not have a problem paying that for one.  :D

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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 08:03:25 PM »
If a 1X12 Shelving board is that high in SC I'd be scared to look up here. 

They started putting actual dimensions cause they, or someone, got sued for selling lumber that was not what was advertised. Stupid people in this world. 
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 09:17:48 PM »
I've always wondered what species "white wood" was?

I believe white wood in french is bois blanc and that translate to basswood.
Marcel please correct me if I'm wrong.
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 09:23:18 PM »
So this is Lowe's?  I am going to The Big City on Thursday. I will have to look for this whitewood.
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 09:40:45 PM »
Ive seen white wood on the shelf here. I understood it to be a  trade name for a group of species of similar characteristics similar to "SPF" or "Victorian Ash".
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 09:51:23 PM »
I've always wondered what species "white wood" was?

I believe white wood in french is bois blanc and that translate to basswood.
Marcel please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Nah, generic term for soft spruce/fir/pine that is used for molding, interior trim, etc.  Old term now.  Helped lumber shops, now big box, sell northern state softwood without having to keep track of what is what.  Not framing lumber.  So, by combining  White Pine Spruce Fir they just covered a lot of species basis and they can market it.  Mean Whole Plain Face (WPF).  Bland boring wood good for paint or stain

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 07:21:04 AM »
Seems to me not just SPF but also basswood, popular,  and other low value generic logs that take stain and paint easily.      It is a good marketing strategy for corporations to get a high return from low value logs.

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 09:48:48 AM »
#2 top choice?
What the bleep grade is that?


I think they used a part time lumber grader who also works as a USDA beef grader and the poor guy forgot who he was grading for at the time.   :D  Maybe it's grass finished lumber?  Boy that "White Wood" sure has some fine marbling in the ribeye!!
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 10:02:09 AM »
If a 1X12 Shelving board is that high in SC I'd be scared to look up here. 

They started putting actual dimensions cause they, or someone, got sued for selling lumber that was not what was advertised. Stupid people in this world.

That's the way the media framed it. If I recall the real problem was that they were selling 2x4s that were smaller than 1 1/2 x 3 1/2". Inspectors began noticing the lumber looked smaller than normal and raised the red flag.

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