Lumber Graph Chart
Beginning in 1996 Silverado Framing and Construction, Inc. has been tracking the weekly price of lumber. This information provides our clients with a benchmark of the current lumber prices for a given week in the year.
The chart represents pricing per 1,000 board feet and represents an average two story house of 19,350 total board feet. You may also print or download the chart by choosing the download and/or print button.
WEEK ENDING 2/16/18
The combination of long mill order files, perceived market “toppiness”, and rainy weather in the South led to lighter activity at the mill level on most lumber and panel items. So naturally that means prices flattened, right? Wrong. They went up yet again on nearly every item. Lean inventories prevailed in rail served markets as transportation issues continue. Distributors and dealers continue to wait on the arrival of delayed rail shipments, driving street level pricing higher yet. Prompt shipping loads remain difficult and expensive to come by. There are a lot of bloody noses out there from the heights of the prices we are living with today. Hoping the oxygen masks drop from the ceiling soon. Until more supply shows up – or this robust demand subsists – we are all going to continue paying up for wood.
THE CALIFORNIA FRAMING LUMBER BRIEF
is a publication provided by The Idaho Pacific Lumber Company, Inc.