Messages Archive 2004

Subject:
lumber price comparison

Jeff
>I am curious about something: Is there a database that compares hardwood lumber pricing by species? I am looking for a general database, or a specific price list from a supplier.

I know that lumber prices vary from supplier to supplier, but I'm hoping to be able to compare what cherry costs versus, say, canary wood. I know what cherry costs me through a local lumberyard, but I have no idea what canary costs. It stands to reason that I can figure out roughly what another species will cost me if I know what cherry and other woods cost elsewhere.

I hope to give a client a price breakdown for several different woods, but I hate to call my suppliers and ask them for pricing on three thicknesses of five different species, especially if I don't get the project.

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