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LSUbest
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
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Nearly all of our domestic building wood is softwood (it’s estimated to comprise about 97 percent of that used in new houses), which comes primarily from the South and West—60 percent of the Southern harvest is softwood, and 98 percent out West. Northern hardwood building products generally include hardwood panels, flooring, and cabinetry.


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Rugers are out of stock because they are paying people more to stay home than come to work.


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texag7
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
Most of the houses framed in the southern US are done with pine not wood imported from Canada

I live next door to a lumber mill they pump out dimensional pine boards like candy


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LSUbest
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
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why do our trees suck and Canada's don't?


Most of the framing lumber at the local stores is southern yellow pine. SYP-whitewood, there is nothing wrong with it.

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LSUbest
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
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Trying to get some pines down in my yard. Do you think a tree company would come out for free on my end given the price of lumbar?


Look around for an individual with a sawmill, he might come get them. A company won't come for a few trees.
I did sell an acre full of small pines for pulp, there were only about 20 large enough for lumber.


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Drunken Crawfish
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
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It’s actually an O&G product.


Yup. Having Texas refineries shut down for 2 weeks because of an ice storm didn't help the OSB situation. Their adhesives are petroleum-based.


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Fessface
Member since Sep 2019
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
Be nice to your truckers is what Orgill is telling all the lumber yards and hardware stores. There is a shortage because they are going to work for Amazon.


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CitizenK
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BR
Member since Aug 2019
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
Depends which pine for which market. Roy Martin is making bank like a mofo at his sawmills near Alexandria, LA with Southern Yellow pine the preferred wood of real carpenters in the South.

Fact is that there is a LOT of timber "on the stump" in the Southeastern USA for lumber, not pulp.

Home building is highest ever according to the Entergy crew who changed a transformer on our street on Sunday. Lots of contractors being brought in just so they can handle all the new home electric connections to the grid.


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TideCPA
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re: The real reason(s) lumber prices are up and climbing
There is a lot of fake news in this thread. Regardless of Canada's pine beetle issues, there is plenty of timber in the US South to meet the country's building needs. The mill capacity just isn't there to meet the demand, and won't be for some time.


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