Yeah, I think the sawmill off exit 56 is Zuwalick -- I called them today -- they didn't have much poplar now, but when they do, its about $2 bd ft. oak: $3 bd ft
I heard back from
conway lumber -- $2 bd ft poplar
Kellog hardwoods $1.60 bd ft poplar
I havent given up on finding an inexpensive sawmill locally, but I'm almost thinking that I may just have to drive some ways to get it.
A few I've found out of state:
($.75 -$1.75 depending on the grade) about 1 hr and a half away from me
Bucks Valley Sawmill LLC
913 Bucks Valley Road
Newport, PA 17074
poplar is $.68 bd ft green and $.96 dry (I won't drive that far -- 5 hrs.)
I found these just searching on the internet awhile ago. I've found a few websites for sawmills in CT, but none of them can come near to this price.
Nobody near me can beat bonesteelmillandmolding though -- by far the best prices I have seen: $.90 for poplar and $1.60 for cherry. I'm considering having hardwoods like cherry shipped for that price. I can't find it under $3 around here. Most places have it like 5 or 6 bucks a foot. http://bonesteelmillandmolding.com/p..._192dac55.html
Shipping adds almost $1 bd ft though. If you can get a good quote, more like .70, but thats still a lot. It would have to be significantly cheaper.
What do you guys think about shipping lumber? Also, anyone know anything about kellog hardwoods?
Any further ideas are welcome.