I find that when I go to some of the hardwood lumber dealers on the west coast, I suffer from a bit of sticker shock at the prices they want.
I've ordered on-line before. Quite a few 'UPS Bundles'. Did my first freight delivery of 500 bf of lumber just recently.
I think you'll find that the guys that live in the parts of the country with a lot of hardwood growing around will find deals on it that will make your head spin. Kind of a supply and demand thing. They've got a lot of supply, and can get wood dirt cheap.
Out here, that's not necessarily the case, so the price of the lumber goes up, as does the shipping.
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