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Re: Lumber prices too high
« Reply #620 on: July 23, 2021, 12:59:23 PM »
Headline up here claims that lumber prices have spiked due to the massive fires in NW USA and Canada.
'Market Volitility' in action?
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Re: Lumber prices too high
« Reply #621 on: July 23, 2021, 03:32:02 PM »
Only by $60 in reports I see. It was down $100 for the week, thus -$40 net loss. ;)
Anything for headline to sell news. :D

The vast area of Ontario spruce-fir is majority pulpwood material since no one waits 80-100 years anymore for a spruce log. When we cut the town lot here in New Brunswick, the saw mills couldn't even handle the but logs of the red spruce, until 8 feet up. The mill had to haul them to Maine to their veneer mill, they would not buy them as veneer from here. That lot had never been clearcut, was a town watershed. All the towns now have wells and storage towers.
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Re: Lumber prices too high
« Reply #622 on: July 23, 2021, 03:49:04 PM »
It has been strange. Even with the price of lumber the local building supply has been going steady along with the ready mix plant, construction and renovation has only slowed recently because of the extreme heat. Logging is shut down for the time being but mill yards are full. The biggest problem is finding qualified and motivated tradesmen.
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« Reply #623 on: July 23, 2021, 04:20:42 PM »
It's the same economic / business scenario in NW Ontario.
However, today we got a stop work order from MNRF Operations that, because of the extreme fire hazard, all road work, brush clearing, any industrial projects were told to stand down.
In 50 years of playing in this neck of the woods, thats a first to my knowledge.
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In the meantime, a stud mill in Kenora remains shutdown for the last two or three years.
Strange times for sure!
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Re: Lumber prices too high
« Reply #624 on: July 23, 2021, 05:11:23 PM »
I suspect the times are destined to get stranger.
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« Reply #625 on: July 23, 2021, 08:51:21 PM »
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« Reply #626 on: July 23, 2021, 09:21:30 PM »
The cards are being shown as we speak.  One should look back two years and realize that it is getting stranger each and every day, we are getting accustomed to far too many things and humans become comfortable with that which is familiar, no matter how miserable it is.  Always look behind you to see how far you have traveled, in this case it's not been a good journey.  
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« Reply #627 on: July 24, 2021, 06:32:57 AM »
Construction here has been an Amsterdam Hotel by a billionaire food processor and hardware stores. One small house that followed a farm and house sale this spring. They got $300,000 out of a $189,000 house, about 4 years old. You can't get that kind of return from the bank storing your money. The buyer of that house and farm is going to sell the house once the previous owner has the house up. I see a problem with their driveway in the woods to the new house, no place for snow. :D
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« Reply #628 on: July 24, 2021, 08:50:47 AM »
Good sized snow blower takes care of that.
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« Reply #629 on: July 24, 2021, 08:56:35 AM »
Construction here has been an Amsterdam Hotel by a billionaire food processor and hardware stores. One small house that followed a farm and house sale this spring. They got $300,000 out of a $189,000 house, about 4 years old. You can't get that kind of return from the bank storing your money. The buyer of that house and farm is going to sell the house once the previous owner has the house up. I see a problem with their driveway in the woods to the new house, no place for snow. :D
Storing your money in a bank is a massive scam. Let them hold onto your hard earned $$, make money with it while inflation eats up its worth anyway. Assets assets assets 
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« Reply #630 on: July 24, 2021, 10:10:44 AM »
It wouldnt be if the fed wasnt holding interest rates at nothing and targeting for 2% intentional inflation.  This has more or less put an end to what we remember of passbook and CD savings.  The lack of a secure liquid parking spot for your wealth is forcing everyone to seek alternatives.  
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« Reply #631 on: July 24, 2021, 05:53:55 PM »
Good sized snow blower takes care of that.
It will be an issue, trust me, it's a wall of thick trees 50 feet tall and skinny and evergreen. Not talking oak trees that are spaced 15 feet.
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« Reply #632 on: July 25, 2021, 08:17:33 AM »
I just spent 16 bucks on a 16 foot 2x4 for a screed board.  
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« Reply #633 on: July 25, 2021, 11:56:03 AM »
Ok now, that's dropped the price a bit.
$1.50 bf. USD
$2.25 bf CAD
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« Reply #634 on: July 31, 2021, 03:05:33 PM »
Prices on lumber continue to fall but slowing down this past week. US$400 for 2" x 4", around CDN $680 for same. That does not translate from currency exchange. Only in Canada is milled lumber next door higher than same pile shipped 1000 miles south. :D

Panel prices still in steep decline. OSB CDN $40 a sheet.
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« Reply #635 on: July 31, 2021, 04:31:45 PM »
I heard a story about a little hardware store that use to sell lumber in NS that is 15 miles from a mill (100 million BF per year) and could get 2x4s from BC for less.

Seems a bit crazy.

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« Reply #636 on: August 05, 2021, 02:02:13 PM »
OSB down to CDN $28/sheet this week. 2 x 4" Lumber is unchanged.
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Re: Lumber prices too high
« Reply #637 on: August 05, 2021, 02:09:58 PM »
I just got a wholesale price for FAS white oak, 4/4, kind dried from a big outfit in Tennessee.  $6.45 per bdft.  I about had a heart attack.  
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« Reply #638 on: August 05, 2021, 02:21:45 PM »
$48.62 for a 6x6x12 PT.
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« Reply #639 on: August 05, 2021, 03:32:46 PM »
Just payed 29.30$ for a 2x6x10’ spruce lol. The only piece I have bought during this big scam. I needed it for a guide to mill lumber myself
Edit: that was 10 ft I have no clue where I came up with 20 lol
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