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AP83
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
I got lucky for one of the few times in my life. They finished framing and sheeting our house 3 weeks ago. Every quote after us had to be rebid due to lumber prices. Thank goodness all of my lumber was ordered, paid and just sitting in the warehouse waiting on go just before the hurricane hit.


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SlidellCajun
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Member since May 2019
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
Thanks.

I see that the price is way down from the high around $900 to $512 now

Of course I don’t have a clue what I’m looking at. I suppose it’s the cost of a certain amount of lumber?
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No Colors
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suppose it’s the cost of a certain amount of lumber?

1000 board feet

But it's disconnected from reality.

Like, 2x4s were selling for $1000 a month ago. Now they're selling for $900. Decking was selling for $1850 a month ago. Now it's selling for $1650.

The futures are a financial product that speculators gamble on. Or that big home builders use as hedges. They aren't necessarily reflective of the cash market.


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rb
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
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The only thing still selling for $100 a ton is white oak for whisky barrels. It's still high as giraffe pussy. Everything else is crap.
Pine poles .
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Captain Rumbeard
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Member since Jan 2014
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
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1) Hemp fiber sells for about $250 to $300 a ton. Right now, pulp wood to make pulp sells for about $5 a ton. So it never was an issue of politics or some stupid stoner story about some guy who wanted to sell his trees for more money so he outlawed hemp. Focus on this: wood fiber is way, way, way cheaper than hemp fiber. That's it. That's all.


Can't argue with the rest of the post, but you're going on current hemp acreage prices here in an industry that's pretty new. Compared to the acres of trees that have been farming for decades I can't help but think that hemp would eventually overtake it in price if for no other reason than you can harvest it every year if not twice a year on the same acre of land. Plus they're getting the oils off of it and the fiber is basically bonus. That's a lot of incentive to move some land from trees to hemp if they ever get the regulation boot off it.

I read something recently about them trying this in Texas and finding out that the hemp boom was basically bull shite there because it's not as easy to grow it as everyone likes to think which means it's going to have to be grown in a smaller zone than pine trees, but ultimately, the greenies are going to point out that if you can reduce the acreage needed to feed those mills by switching to hemp down the road when it becomes cost effective, you can return some of those forests back to native hardwoods. Which personally, I'd love to see happen. Shame it's not going to be in our lifetimes.


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No Colors
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
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Pine poles


He said Hardwood....


Mmackl1
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
No colors, you got any MSR to sell??

This market is crazy for the construction industry. I can only protect my proposals for 7 days and even then we are telling everyone thy we’re reproducing at time of shipment based on Random Lengths. Which like you said isn’t even realistic because we can’t get mills to give us prices right now.

Major causes of the market increase were that the big brokers canceled most of their orders at the beginning of COVID so the mills slowed down production and then big box stores tripled their orders followed by the construction industry not slowing down so the brokers then placed all of their large orders again.


No Colors
Ole Miss Fan
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
Yeah... I can get you MSR.....I can get anything.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Lumber prices !!!!!
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I can get anything




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