How much you paying for lumber?

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  1. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    What is the cost for construction lumber in your area?

    I'm thinking specifically of 2 X 6 framing, outside roof and siding plywood sheeting.

    While at it, what about roof shingles, outside closed foam 2" insulation, inside batt insulation, and gyproc 4 x 8 sheets?
     
  2. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    i cant give you the exact figures...and you would not want to know any way as they are horrid. i do know that a 3/4 inch sheet of ac plywood is about 42.oo here in montana!
     

  3. tobo6

    tobo6 Well-Known Member

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    Ohhh a question I can answer. :sing:

    From last weeks trip to the lumber yard....2x6's 10 ft long were $6.29, osb sheets were $9.59, 1/2 plywood was $18.54, 2x4x96" were $2.97.

    Felting for roofing (I think this is 30 size, whatever that means) was $16.59 a roll.
    One package of 3 tab roofing (not special, just standard) was $13.49

    And while I have the receipt in front of me....5 lbs of roofing nails are $8.18, 5 lbs of 3" screws were $23.08, 5 lbs of 16penny nails were $11.20 each.

    I'm in NW Oregon, so taking in account that lumber is usually local, we are hoping prices don't go up too much!

    Deb-who also paid $1.09 for a bottle of diet pepsi because I was thirsty after loading all of this stuff by myself!
     
  4. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    thanks, mljjranch.

    thanks for the time you took in listing all those items specifically (even the diet coke! :buds: ). It's a very helpful comparison for next time I am going to figure what I need shopping for building projects , since I haven't had to buy lumber in quite a few years. Sounds like it's also going to be going up significantly because of the hurricanes. I know the OSB mill nearby a worker told me they are producing at full tilt 24 hours a day to keep up demand. Good for the economy, bad for clearing the forests. That probably means also prices will go up no doubt. Hope the fuel prices can stablize soon, which apparntly is what is causing the current driving up in prices.
     
  5. tricklecreek

    tricklecreek Well-Known Member

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    $2.59 for 8' 2x4 and I bought 30 sheets of 7/16" osb for $6.28 last week just to have some just in case, I'm sure its gone up now (lowes)
     
  6. Jim-mi

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    For a 2x4x8 I paid $2.19 today. osb 1/2" $14 --lowes

    Expect a huge increase in lumber prices within a couple weeks because of nasty katrina.
     
  7. titansrunfarm

    titansrunfarm The Awesome PT & Friends

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    Paid at local building supply store on 8/31:
    $4.87 for a treated 2x4 10ft
    $3.88 for a treated 2x4 8ft
    $11.09 for 5lb 1 5/8 exterior screws
     
  8. MelissaW

    MelissaW Well-Known Member

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    Here is my list from two weeks ago when I called around:
    2 x 4 x 12' : Paul's:4.40, Lowe's:4.52, Home Depot: 4.52, Carter: 4.64
    1/2" plywood: 9.30, 11.52, 9.15, 9.65 (stores in same order)

    I also had other various things. Celotex was 9.99, trim coil was around 65.00 per 50', vinyl siding was 40.00 for dutch lap, J chanel was 3.98 per 12'

    I've heard rumors that prices will spike because of the storm, so now is the time to call around and stock up if you can.

    Best of luck!
     
  9. SherrieC

    SherrieC Well-Known Member

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    I think we are making a lumber run today, we're building a apartment into our basement. Out of 2 x 6'ss I 'll check prices
     
  10. LizMovingNorth

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    If you live near a Home Depot you can check their contractor prices. Go to their website and click "Just for Contractors", the "Building Supplies" then "Lumber".

    Liz