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have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 08, 2021 12:14PM
I listened to this today which was about the rapid rise and fall of lumber prices - [www.bloomberg.com]

Has anyone noticed a fall in lumber prices that the retail level?

Aside from the fun of nerding out about economic environments, I've put off building a firewood shed due to the price of lumber.



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: November 08, 2021 12:16PM
I think they have reached the NEW bottom.

More of a dip.




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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: numbered
Date: November 08, 2021 12:17PM
They have fallen, but as with gasoline, the retail fall is much slower than the climb.
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 08, 2021 12:20PM
How much wood does it take to build a firewood shed? I honestly don't know.

did you price it? I mean I did some casing/bead board in the house earlier this year, and it was up, but like $60 vs $50 for the materials... not a huge thing.

Sure, if I was building a 3000 SF house, that would add up big... but for a small project... another $20-40?





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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 08, 2021 01:11PM
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jdc
How much wood does it take to build a firewood shed? I honestly don't know.

Depends upon the shed!

I still need to commit to a plan but I was tempted to build something that looks like a regular shed and can hold a couple of cords of wood. I'd guess material costs would be $2k plus or minus. Just guessing.



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 08, 2021 01:19PM
I know this wasn't part of your original question, but have you considered using non-wood materials for any parts of the shed? I don't know if using metal poles or studs for framing, would be any cheaper, but might last longer than wood.
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 08, 2021 01:21PM
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mikebw
I know this wasn't part of your original question, but have you considered using non-wood materials for any parts of the shed? I don't know if using metal poles or studs for framing, would be any cheaper, but might last longer than wood.

Thats a good point and I should start a new thread with my shed design



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 08, 2021 01:41PM
Plywood that was about $25/sheet pre-pandemic peaked at about $90/sheet, was about $60/sheet at the beginning of July, and about $40 a month ago.
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 08, 2021 01:47PM
Maybe look into the shed kits that are available.
HD and Lowe’s have them and Costco has some, too.





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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 08, 2021 01:51PM
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rgG
Maybe look into the shed kits that are available.
HD and Lowe’s have them and Costco has some, too.

I'm fairly certain I'll choose a design that display my MAD SHED BUILDING SKILLZ
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 08, 2021 01:56PM
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mattkime
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rgG
Maybe look into the shed kits that are available.
HD and Lowe’s have them and Costco has some, too.

I'm fairly certain I'll choose a design that display my MAD SHED BUILDING SKILLZ

You do you, Matt, you do you. smiley-laughing001
If you go that route, you damn well better, go big or go home though. grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 08, 2021 02:08PM
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mikebw
I know this wasn't part of your original question, but have you considered using non-wood materials for any parts of the shed? I don't know if using metal poles or studs for framing, would be any cheaper, but might last longer than wood.

FWIW metals and plastic as are Stil crazy expensive
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 08, 2021 02:08PM
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rgG
If you go that route, you damn well better, go big or go home though. grinning smiley

Hm, the footings will be interesting. I've never done them before but I probably should if I'm going to put in the planned effort.



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: zachdog
Date: November 08, 2021 03:11PM
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mattkime

I'm fairly certain I'll choose a design that display my MAD SHED BUILDING SKILLZ

Let's see the plans! I think we should all have a hand in designing it.

Will you add a loft?
How about a shed chandelier?
Mudroom entrance (or is the entire thing a mudroom)?
Washtub or Spa?
55" TV?
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 08, 2021 03:13PM
again, I dunno how big of a shed 2 cords is... but I looked at these guys awhile back... prices look up some... but 6 x 8 delivered and installed, $2500.

I was looking at the modern flat roof, think its up $500... but its been a year (more?) since I looked at it.

[heartlandsheds.com]





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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 08, 2021 03:28PM
A cord = 4’x4’x8’
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 08, 2021 03:36PM
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mattkime
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rgG
If you go that route, you damn well better, go big or go home though. grinning smiley

Hm, the footings will be interesting. I've never done them before but I probably should if I'm going to put in the planned effort.

Polebarn design-->footings are just holes filled with concrete



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 08, 2021 04:31PM
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Acer
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mattkime
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rgG
If you go that route, you damn well better, go big or go home though. grinning smiley

Hm, the footings will be interesting. I've never done them before but I probably should if I'm going to put in the planned effort.

Polebarn design-->footings are just holes filled with concrete

Around here, I believe if you have actual concrete footings it's considered a permanent structure.

What some folks have done is build their sheds on skids, thus making the claim it's a portable building and thus taxed lower (if at all).

I'm not exactly sure how it works, (or even if it's true) but it may be something for you to check.



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 08, 2021 05:39PM
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Rick-o
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Acer
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mattkime
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rgG
If you go that route, you damn well better, go big or go home though. grinning smiley

Hm, the footings will be interesting. I've never done them before but I probably should if I'm going to put in the planned effort.

Polebarn design-->footings are just holes filled with concrete

Around here, I believe if you have actual concrete footings it's considered a permanent structure.

What some folks have done is build their sheds on skids, thus making the claim it's a portable building and thus taxed lower (if at all).




I'm not exactly sure how it works, (or even if it's true) but it may be something for you to check.

Taxman is a consideration, true. This is just a wood shed, not a garage, so there's no need to overbuild. Lots of ways to make it free standing without digging anything.
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 08, 2021 05:45PM
Use scrap, vintage, "hipster" lumber. Wear your trucker hat and plaid while building.
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: November 08, 2021 10:53PM
Those shed prices from Heartland are expensive. American Sheds is about 40% less expensive. American Sheds prices are for a fully built shed on your property. They will build standard sheds in 1 day, larger sheds require another day or two.
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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 09, 2021 09:56AM
I started building a treehouse for my wife just before lumber prices spiked. What started out as a $1200 project became a $2500-3000 project. I thought about tearing the thing down and selling the lumber to retire on, but decided she wanted the treehouse more than a nest egg.



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Re: have lumber prices fallen?
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 09, 2021 11:40AM
Here you go. You could still employ your MAD SHED BUILDING ASSEMBLY SKILLZ

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