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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: welderskelter on July 24, 2021, 09:59:56 AM

Title: Lumber prices.
Post by: welderskelter on July 24, 2021, 09:59:56 AM
I was looking at the price of lumber at Menards. What are you guys charging for green red oak and black and white ash lumber by the square foot? Must be outrageous. ??? I have a little sawed up and stickered and was wondering what to charge. Well, spell check dont like stickered. How is it supposed to be spelled?
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: welderskelter on July 25, 2021, 11:42:54 PM
Is anybody out there. Hello? Yohoo. Hmmmmmm ::)
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: btulloh on July 25, 2021, 11:47:40 PM
Itís spelled right. Stickered.

Canít speak to your real questions. Somebody will. Big box prices for hardwood are way higher than an actual lumber yard. 

Patience.

Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: barbender on July 26, 2021, 01:07:49 AM
I charge a buck a board foot for green red oak in 8' lengths, more for longer stuff. I don't sell enough air dried to say on that. Most green hardwood I have access to in my area would be the same buck a foot. It's a simple number and I'm a simple guy😊
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: welderskelter on July 27, 2021, 10:44:42 AM
Nobody else? Thanks Barbender. Was hoping to get a few more to chime in.
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: Andries on July 27, 2021, 11:14:57 AM
If it helps, we sell white oak (Bur Oak) air dried or green, at $2.50 CAD which is $2.02 USD at todays exchange rate.
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: btulloh on July 27, 2021, 12:00:32 PM
Charge what the customer will pay as long as itís enough to make it worth your while. So much depends on the local market, the type and quality of your oak, and what people perceive to be an acceptable price. 
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: KenMac on July 27, 2021, 06:02:00 PM
In central Alabama I get $1.50 a board foot for what little red oak I sell and usually $2.00 for white oak, both green.
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: moodnacreek on July 27, 2021, 07:26:13 PM
In central Alabama I get $1.50 a board foot for what little red oak I sell and usually $2.00 for white oak, both green.
Me too.
Title: Re: Lumber prices.
Post by: bannerd on July 28, 2021, 11:50:25 AM
Depends on the wood and the quality... .70 cents all the way up to $20 a bf.  Had a black-walnut that was 30" wide and 3" thick and it "wood" never sell.  Had the same size black walnut with heavy ray flecking and it sold the day it was cut.  It was $14 a bf ($700).

I think it's important to NOTE that some people might not like the looks of the grain.  Others have to have it but it's important to know that as a sawyer.