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Where Is An Affordable 2" X 4"?

gregb

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The four-month increase is almost exclusively due to the dramatic rise in softwood lumber prices, which advanced 14.9% in August. Prices have increased nearly 50% since April, the largest four-month gain in the history of the unadjusted data series which dates back to 1949.



It is the second-largest increase since seasonally adjusted data has been available since 1975. The index has decreased 1.3% year-to-date (YTD), a larger decline than the prior record for a July YTD decrease (-0.9% in 2000). Prices paid for goods used in residential construction have only fallen five times between January and June since 2000.

In addition to nominal price increases and tariffs on Canadian lumber, cross-border purchasers have been hurt by a weakening U.S. dollar (USD) in recent months. Since late-March, the USD has depreciated nearly 10%.
 

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The cost of building a house means housing prices will have to go up. At least a stable market.
 

glenn walker

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The cost of building a house means housing prices will have to go up. At least a stable market.
A BS Post from a person who knows nothing about lumber prices : LMAO
 

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Screw Canada- Buy American even if it costs more.
 
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Maybe prices are up because California, Oregon, and Washington have 4-million acres of wild fires and covered with thick smoke (worst air pollution in the world). I saw a news video of a log sorting yard which was on fire, which is where 2x4's come from. IMG_2289.jpg

100-yard visibility yesterday near the White River fire.
 
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Everything is expensive in California and the medium price in my Ghetto is over $500,000 so an-extra $8,000 in lumber at a 2.5% mortgage rate is not going to matter, a good home is $700K to 900K so who cares : ) LMAO
 

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Maybe prices are up because California, Oregon, and Washington have 4-million acres of wild fires a
Sierra Pacific Industries said... lawsuits filed by environmentalists contributed to a 40 percent drop in log volume this year from the Stanislaus National Forest.​
Small sawmills cannot afford to defend themselves from suits. Ironically, it is the mismanagement of the forests by not removing the dead trees and thinning the forests to healthy populations that fuels the fires.

On Wednesday morning, one of the young activists, Walter — who is gender nonbinary and would only provide a Times reporting team with a pseudonym — sat 70 feet above the forest floor on a small, roughly twin-bed-size wooden platform. It’s where they eat, sleep, read and occasionally relieve themselves when they are on sit-in duty.​

 

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Lumber prices went up before the fires.
I suppose this affects plywood, like you might use on a roof. :cautious:

I have one affordable 2x4 in the garage. Bought it as a straight edge saw guide for some project or other.
 

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On Wednesday morning, one of the young activists, Walter — who is gender nonbinary and would only provide a Times reporting team with a pseudonym — sat 70 feet above the forest floor on a small, roughly twin-bed-size wooden platform. It’s where they eat, sleep, read and occasionally relieve themselves when they are on sit-in duty.

Someone needs to go out there in the middle of the night and lasso a couple of these idiots down. We'll test its gender when lying on the ground by applying a swift kick to his ovaries.

I can't take all of these goofballs coming out of the wood work. (no pun intended)
 
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