WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

Lumber Prices.......

propcheck

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2010
Messages
799
Reaction score
1,607
Well I am just thankful I am not paying higher taxes for things here in the middle class👍😂
 

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
12,164
Reaction score
25,678
Was just reading about illegal stuff in Mexico...lots to read. One of the things the cartels have been into for years is illegal logging! Never heard that before. Drugs, prostitutes, human smuggling, sure...but they also have logging outfits as well as tobacco companies...
Even they probably didn't think about that division bringing in big numbers!
 

76 Southwind

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 12, 2011
Messages
357
Reaction score
339
So Lumber is the next big rip-off like the Oil companies?
 

SoCalDave

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2011
Messages
9,038
Reaction score
16,352
and I'm about to start an addition...fuk me...
 

NicPaus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2010
Messages
9,817
Reaction score
6,533
and I'm about to start an addition...fuk me...
Plans approved? If not it could be months and hopefully lumber comes down. I have a client having plans drawn now for addition and 1 for a ADU.

I think the lumber sales have figured that people have to wait 8 months dealing with plan check and once approved they just want to get it done and pay the price.
 

DLC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2013
Messages
5,168
Reaction score
5,728
I spoke to my designer yesterday and he said cabinets and tile and other items are up to 3 -3.5 months out.... crazy how things get pushed way out like that. Drywall has gone up, in most factories occupancy is still at a 40-50% capacity due to Covid, ADD THAT to a shut down and you can’t catch up while everything is booming

basically sign contract today and hope it’s wrapped up before Christmas!
 

pronstar

President, Dallas Chapter
Joined
Aug 5, 2009
Messages
30,199
Reaction score
28,472
I’m looking to have a 3-car garage built on my property.

Steel prices have gone up, but a steel garage is only gonna be about half what it’ll cost to have it built with sticks.

Crazy…


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

SoCalDave

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2011
Messages
9,038
Reaction score
16,352
Plans approved? If not it could be months and hopefully lumber comes down. I have a client having plans drawn now for addition and 1 for a ADU.

I think the lumber sales have figured that people have to wait 8 months dealing with plan check and once approved they just want to get it done and pay the price.
Submitting to the City of Lakewood this week, 1600sgft two story addition. It maybe a while and hoping prices's start to go the other way by time of approval.
My nephew (GC, mostly door's/windows) is part a large project in Newport Coast at an oceanfront home. Chinese owner bought the place for a mer 14.4m and is tearing the back of it off for remodel. The windows and doors for the back of the house are going to run about 245k and since the rear doors will not align with the swimming pool now owner is having the pool moved to the north about 4'. 😲 My nephew was talking with the GC working on the house next door. They are putting down new exotic flooring downstairs at a cost of 600k. Crazy $$$$ these people have.
 

farmo83

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2008
Messages
1,696
Reaction score
1,243
I priced out replacing my fence at my home a few years ago and it was roughly 5500 bucks.

My neighbor had a small section of her's replaced a few weeks ago and I got a quote from the guy as he was already here and I was home.

10k
 

ChiliPepperGarage

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2008
Messages
3,240
Reaction score
4,789
I want to build a wood deck around my house but now thinking I might just pour a concrete slab instead, stamp and color to make it look like wood.
 

Waterjunky

RDP Inmate #94
Joined
Sep 24, 2007
Messages
3,708
Reaction score
2,310
I want to build a wood deck around my house but now thinking I might just pour a concrete slab instead, stamp and color to make it look like wood.
Not so sure going concrete is going to be any cheaper. It has jumped almost as bad.
 

SloppyJoe

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2020
Messages
79
Reaction score
85
I've been remodeling my house for the past year or so. Replaced some subfloor, added 1/2" osb screwed down on top then added 3/4" plywood planks I made. Did shiplap wall in kitchen and dining room and horizontal accent in my son's room. I'm currently building out the garage and skinning the ceiling with osb. Needless to say there's a lot of wood and I've just been creative in acquiring the materials needed. The plywood used for the floors was $34 per 4x8 sheet when I started...it's now $68 per sheet! I've been able to track down a lot of plywood, 2x6, 4x4 and other lumber for cheap or even free. Keeping a stock pile as I have the room for it.
IMG_20210315_000337728~2.jpg
IMG_20210430_235346520.jpg
IMG_20210211_191348174.jpg
IMG_20200517_211724208.jpg
IMG_20200428_191412172.jpg
IMG_20200504_104801063.jpg
 

NicPaus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2010
Messages
9,817
Reaction score
6,533
Just got back from home depot. 4 2x4s, a few rolls of 60 minute, 5 boxes of screws, 5 gallons, few miscellaneous things $564.47. Everything is on the rise. 5lb of screws $28.50 plus tax
 

DUNEFLYER

The original DUNEFLYER of RDP 😁
Joined
Dec 22, 2008
Messages
587
Reaction score
1,211
Friend in Montana..
He paid 11.97 per sheet 1.5 years ago
PLYWOOD.jpeg
 

Swain

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
286
Reaction score
233
Just bought 3/4" 4'x8' marine plywood was $ 108 per sheet.

Ganahl wanted $ 190 per sheet
 

530RL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
15,794
Reaction score
13,077
Coming back down.


 
Last edited:

530RL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
15,794
Reaction score
13,077
Down to 774 today.

 

Nordie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2009
Messages
5,215
Reaction score
4,849
Had to pickup a sheet of "3/4" for my wife's coworker on Friday. Someone tried to break into her condo and shattered the front window. So I grab a sheet of BC 23/32 at Lowes. Roll up to the counter and the nice kid has no fucking clue how to ring it up. So I try to be nice and walk back to get him a SKU # anyhow mexican Karen manager bitch follows me, and I point at where I got the sheet from. She states, "you didn't take a picture of it for us?".

I lost my shit, I say no wonder why I don't fucking come to Lowes, you guys don't know your product and now you want me to do your job. The young kid at the register was really nice, but mexican Karen pissed me off...no more Lowes for me. Got forbid a 8000% markup piece of lumber doesn't have a scanny chingadera on it.

Sorry I'll step off of my soapbox now
 

530RL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
15,794
Reaction score
13,077
612 today, down from a high of 1670.

 

traquer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2013
Messages
1,919
Reaction score
1,842
When you think it's gonna come back down to the same level at wholesale and retail?
 

530RL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
15,794
Reaction score
13,077
When you think it's gonna come back down to the same level at wholesale and retail?

Beats me. If I knew that I would be rich...... 🤷‍♂️

We fund about 25 starts a month in Greater Reno and the starts this week were at about 1050 for the soft lumber package which was the futures price about 40 days ago. So I suspect it will take another 4 to 6 weeks to get down to 600 - 700 but I am not betting it goes below that unless a huge drop in demand comes about.

At the retail level it will take whatever time it takes to clear out the snake and fill it with cheaper inventory.

With respect to home buyers, housing prices didn't get specific bumps or premiums that could be linked to lumber at least on our side. So just as margins contracted a little when lumber went up, I suspect they will just expand a little now. But there is such a shortage of labor, I can't imagine housing prices retracting in general absent a significant fundamental shift in demand. If we could double our production, we could sell every house. We have the finished lots. But there is no way the labor can do that so supply is simply constrained with no ability to increase it.
 
Top