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Klause's Avatar Oct 29, 2017 | 19:14 1 I do quite a bit of carpentry in my free time
.. holy crap has the price of raw lumber gone up. Like doubled in some cases.


Anybody else notice? Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Oct 29, 2017 | 19:27 2 Could be the 1000's of houses burned and flooded... Reply With Quote
GDR
Oct 29, 2017 | 19:58 3 Ya buying a sheet of OSB these days will make you sheet your pants. Reply With Quote
Oct 29, 2017 | 20:05 4 Carbon tax kicking in...
Death to CDN economy. Reply With Quote
Oct 29, 2017 | 20:22 5 Hurricane and Fire season just about done. Local plant was making OSB siding to value add but are now switching back to just straight OSB as demand is high and price is good Reply With Quote
Oct 29, 2017 | 22:12 6 It's been this way since 100 oil. Nothing has gone down. And it won't. Reply With Quote
Oct 30, 2017 | 00:08 7 Cousin owns a good sized mill and the wholesale price went up a $100/ 1000 board feet because the BC mills couldn't get logs with all the fires. He was happy😉 Reply With Quote
ColevilleH2S's Avatar Oct 30, 2017 | 06:52 8 I thought there was a softwood lumber trade dispute going on. How is all tbis product finding it's way into the States? Reply With Quote
Oct 30, 2017 | 18:17 9
Quote Originally Posted by Klause View Post
I do quite a bit of carpentry in my free time
.. holy crap has the price of raw lumber gone up. Like doubled in some cases.


Anybody else notice?
you have free time ? lol... Reply With Quote
Oct 30, 2017 | 19:04 10 8”x8”x24’ PT went from $235 this time last year to $600 here now. Something about not being able to get big spruce anymore and having to switch to fir Reply With Quote
GDR
Oct 30, 2017 | 22:31 11
Quote Originally Posted by dalek View Post
8”x8”x24’ PT went from $235 this time last year to $600 here now. Something about not being able to get big spruce anymore and having to switch to fir
Those would be some heavy posts! We used to build lots of pole sheds with big posts. Pretty tough to get anything straight or dry that long anymore. Most have gone to laminated posts.

Did they still treat the fir poles? They should last forever Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 05:18 12
Quote Originally Posted by GDR View Post
Those would be some heavy posts! We used to build lots of pole sheds with big posts. Pretty tough to get anything straight or dry that long anymore. Most have gone to laminated posts.

Did they still treat the fir poles? They should last forever
They treat the fir but not for as long as the spruce. I was planning a hay barn this fall, going to wait for next year and square up some white ash for posts this winter instead Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 05:20 13
Quote Originally Posted by dalek View Post
They treat the fir but not for as long as the spruce. I was planning a hay barn this fall, going to wait for next year and square up some white ash for posts this winter instead
Are the white ash dying up your way too? Will you be treating them, at least at the ground level? Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 05:58 14
Quote Originally Posted by burnt View Post
Are the white ash dying up your way too? Will you be treating them, at least at the ground level?
Some are dying but it’s still pretty hit and miss. I’ll have to treat the bottoms with something Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 07:05 15 we got a building package this summer from Goodon and I got them to send some extra 2x6x12' . they were exactly half the price from Goodon of the lumber yards here at $3 a piece Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 09:00 16 White Ash, is that birch,i don't believe we have any ash here. Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 09:59 17 Ash is a variety of its own with quite a few different strains of ash. Definitely not birch, which we have also.

It's a lighter wood but still strong. Straight grain, and makes really nice, clean-burning firewood. Reply With Quote
Oct 31, 2017 | 10:27 18 Posts and rails have got stupid too. 6’ 3-4 $4.20 8’ 5-6” $12.50 16’ doweled rails $15.50. Freestanding 24’ pipe and sucker rod panels $300. Every time a wood corral dies it becomes steel. Reply With Quote
GDR
Oct 31, 2017 | 12:13 19
Quote Originally Posted by dalek View Post
Some are dying but it’s still pretty hit and miss. I’ll have to treat the bottoms with something
We built a shed and covered the post bottoms to about 2ft above grade with heavy tar, worked good as an option. Reply With Quote
LEP
Oct 31, 2017 | 19:02 20
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
we got a building package this summer from Goodon and I got them to send some extra 2x6x12' . they were exactly half the price from Goodon of the lumber yards here at $3 a piece
Careful, they may not be kiln dried. When Good on built my shop, about two weeks after it was built, anything that was left behind was twisted like a corkscrew. It was wet lumber. Reply With Quote