Just curious if redwood is as expensive out west as it is here in CT/MA
area. Freight has to be a big factor.
I'm going to build a chaise lounge for the patio. I was deciding what wood
to use and thought redwood would be nice. A local supplier said they have a
difficult time getting much of it and it is $6.79 bd ft for S4S.
I'll be using white oak at half that price.
It is 3.10 right now, same as white oak. I used cypress for a Tudor bench
last year. I liked working with it and it looks good. I was thinking oak or
redwood just for a change. I saw a lounge in a mail order magazine (Smith &
Hawkins) that I like for the style. It sells for $1100. I'm going to take a
look at it with tape measure in hand.
Yep. I'll be there tomorrow. I was surprised when I went here last year
(in search of a copper fountain) and saw the Tudor bench I made from plans.
Mine was $300 in cypress, theirs was $999 in teak. I'm roughly figuring
about 35 to 38 board feet for the lounge.
If you only know how much they pay for rent at that place. It probably
explains why they gouge you on everything. I went there lasy year looking
for a hat for SWMBO for Mday and it was twice that of the
hats across the river at Comstock Ferry.
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It's getting expensive out in Calif as well. The old mills
are shutting down and lot of the logging is done up in
Oregon or Washington state. I just bought some ceder vs
redwood at one my suppliers because it was cheaper. But
the redwood I was looking at was S4S 2 x 4 - around $2.80 or
so a bdft. (I think - I know it was cheaper the what was
quoted to you).
Some folks are reclaiming the older timbers as they come up -
either with teardowns in hotels, barns, etc. or "fishing" them
out of the water. Not sure how much that stuff costs but
I have seen pieces made from it and it's great stuff.
Good luck with your project. I got several of those do
do for the outside as well.
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