I was at Capital City Lumber in Raleigh on Monday to get some beech for a project. The 4/4 beech is on sale now for $4.95 bd ft. This is European beech that is perfect for making hand planes. Most of what that had in stock is quarter-sawn as well. Beech is a bit hard to find so thought I'd pass this along. They also have a lot of their other hardwoods included in their Fall Sale as well. See the price list here: HARDWOODS FALL SALE | Capitol City Lumber.