Question about pricing of lumber
I called about the price of walnut along with several other species. Is $4.25 a good price for Walnut 4/4, 1 straight lined edge, random width they select is $4.25, If I select my own boards its $5.25. There reason was with walnut and cherry it cost more because people pick through the boards to the point that they severely downgrade the quality of the remaining stock.
Is this normal or what do you think?
Is that a fair price for walnut?
Is $2.50 a good price for hickory 4/4, 1 straight line as above, and would it make a good workbench top? it is the hardest wood at the lowest cost. next up is Beech $2.85, ash $2.35, and cypress $2.00 which I couldn't even find what the Jenka rating was for cypress.
Sorry if it sounds like I'm confused about types of wood. I am since until now I used oak, maple, Birch, and poplar other then construction grade lumber.
Last edited by rrbrown; 04-28-2009 at 03:18 PM.