Building lumber prices really are dropping

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Brad
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I was about to start building a solar kiln earlier this year, but never got it started. I had made a list of materials with prices on March 25th, 2022 that I ran across. This is how the prices compare to today (9/21/2022). Both old and new prices are from Lowe's.

2x4x8' framing lumber was $7.98 now $3.98
2x4x10' framing lumber was $13.98 now $7.98
2x4x12' framing lumber was $16.92 now $9.92
2x8x8' pressure treated was $16.88 now $9.98
2x8x12' pressure treated was $25.18 now $16.47
4x4x8' pressure treated was $16.98 now $11.48
23/32" 4x8 CDX PT plywood was $74.48 now $57.68
 

Oka

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Casey
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Yup nice to see it come down. I finally see 36 buck plywood. Here in Hawaii all the wood is borate treated so it is typically 20% higher in cost because of it.
 

jrs

jamie
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I just got a price adjustment of $90 for a butcher-block counter that I bought last week (that was almost a third)
 

HITCH-

Hitch
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I took this screen shot back in May 2021 when I had OSB sticker shock. Price has dropped about 70 percent since then.
 

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JNCarr

Joe
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Great for home builds. Unfortunately, the "Putin premium" is still affecting BB ply pricing and supply and will likely do so for the foreseeable future.
 

cyclopentadiene

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Be patient a huge recession is coming, the supply chain is still a mess, interest rates are rising so housing starts are just starting to decline and diesel fuel is still $5-6 per gallon. We still have a long way to go to the bottom.
 

SteveHall

Steve
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Yes, I've been seeing construction pricing returning to reasonable. There's still lots of uncertainty though, so it's hard to say if the return is supply line recovery or less profit taking to ensure continued work.
 

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