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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2022, 08:02 PM »
My local hardwood/plywood dealer is paying a 50% tariff on Russian Baltic Birch Plywood. 1/8" 5' x 5' is running $65 a sheet. Plus he said his supplies are drying up soon.
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2022, 07:07 AM »
I've asked this before , but seems like another good time to bring up -

Any of you going to consider wood alternatives like wheat & straw board now that the prices are competitive with reg. ply ?

https://www.caragreen.com/brands/wheat-board/

In our area this decision comes down to lack of availability. Back in 2010 when we we building our home we went full in on sustainable design, even to the point of taking courses and traveling to conferences to learn about best practices, and pouring over building science books.

Then we hit the hard wall of reality that materials were just not available locally and none of the contractors wanted to do anything new/risky. Even advanced framing was considered witchcraft.

We managed to incorporate a few "green" features but overall it was sobering. I still need to drive 1-2 hours to obtain prefinished ply, let alone anything exotic. YMMV

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Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2022, 10:08 PM »
I've asked this before , but seems like another good time to bring up -

Any of you going to consider wood alternatives like wheat & straw board now that the prices are competitive with reg. ply ?

https://www.caragreen.com/brands/wheat-board/
I actually made a few kitchens out of melamine-clad wheat straw PrimeBoard years ago, liked the product a lot and was disappointed to see it disappear from the market. Great if it's made a comeback, would recommend.

Offline dwillis

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2022, 06:43 PM »
I stopped by my favorite plywood supplier (Mr. Plywood) in Portland, Oregon recently to check on prices and availability for 5' x 5' x 3/4" Baltic birch plywood. Prices had gone from $110 per sheet to $120 and their supply (at least what was out on the floor that day) was definitely less than when I last posted.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2022, 06:57 PM »
So far no one has cancelled any jobs.

2 sheets of 5x10 matched Walunt to skin a door--$2000.00 by the time they get to me.

Got an email that white oak was getting tight, I have 2 jobs coming up that need a lot of it. Had almost 30K worth of plywood and solids delivered last week for the jobs. One supplier said that was it they're out of white oak.

Good thing is I don't have to pay for any of this, my customers do---eventually....


While were at it, if there is anyone in the Colorado Springs area who would like to learn cabinet fabrication and other things, I'm looking for the right person.

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Offline Coen

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2022, 09:24 AM »
I've asked this before , but seems like another good time to bring up -

Any of you going to consider wood alternatives like wheat & straw board now that the prices are competitive with reg. ply ?

https://www.caragreen.com/brands/wheat-board/

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Offline Vanhalo

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2022, 11:00 AM »
My local hardwood/plywood dealer is paying a 50% tariff on Russian Baltic Birch Plywood. 1/8" 5' x 5' is running $65 a sheet. Plus he said his supplies are drying up soon.

The last time I bought BB it was $60 for a 5 x 5 sheet of 5/8 (15mm).

It is now $147/sheet.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2022, 03:34 PM by Vanhalo »

Offline Packard

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2022, 04:03 PM »
I was in Lowe’s yesterday and they had big-box-quality 3/4”, 4’ x 8’ red oak hardwood plywood for $96.00.

Does that price sound about right?  With tax, over $100.00 per sheet for plywood?

Offline Packard

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2022, 04:07 PM »
I started another thread when I should have simply added it to this one.  I will contact a moderator to remove it.

Here is the post:

I was in Lowe’s yesterday and they had big-box-quality 3/4”, 4’ x 8’ red oak hardwood plywood for $96.00.

Does that price sound about right?  With tax, over $100.00 per sheet for plywood?

Offline Zubo

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2022, 04:14 PM »
In Italy I bought
7 sheets of plywood 3 layer pine 19mm
One sheet is high 205cm lenght 505cm.
They make me 24€by square meter more taxes.

In February I buy same product 6 sheets 32€ meter.

I don't believe price go down...i think grow up instead
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2022, 04:19 PM »
I started another thread when I should have simply added it to this one.  I will contact a moderator to remove it.

Here is the post:

I was in Lowe’s yesterday and they had big-box-quality 3/4”, 4’ x 8’ red oak hardwood plywood for $96.00.

Does that price sound about right?  With tax, over $100.00 per sheet for plywood?

As long as it is a quality sheet and the price works for you go for it.

We don't use red oak, but the rift sawn white oak sheeks I go this week were 144 a sheet when buying a bunk (38 sheets), 1/4 walnut MDF core was 162 a sheet, I needed 18.

Tom

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2022, 05:11 PM »

UK today.

8' x 4' x 18mm (3/4") birch-faced boards. $134 a sheet.

 [eek]

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2022, 07:26 PM »

UK today.

8' x 4' x 18mm (3/4") birch-faced boards. $134 a sheet.

 [eek]

Makes New Jersey appear cheap @ $84. I'll stop griping about $58 MDF also.

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Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2022, 09:55 AM »
Colombia has plain poplar-core sheets without the decorative top veneers in most of the common thicknesses. A 4'x8' of 3/4" usually goes for around $75 in Northeastern US. 

Offline SDWW2019

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2022, 10:18 AM »
Starting to see small declines here in San Diego (not including contractor discounts). A few pics of prices from a few days ago...biggest drops have been with BB. Same 4x8' 18mm sheets were priced ~$210 a few months ago.

Offline fritter63

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Re: Plywood Prices... argh!
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2022, 04:48 PM »
Not sure BB will come down to reasonable anytime soon, it's not the normal inflationary pressures on that stuff.... apparently it ONLY comes from the Baltic (thought maybe we had started producing it here!).

getting ready to build a bunch of wall cabinets for the shop/barn, and have decided to just use 3/4" OSB. It seems to be stable enough, cheap, and it is actually a cool look too. Plus, easy to attach other things to the outsides and doors.