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Thread: sucking it up and paying the price

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs

    sucking it up and paying the price

    I need some red oak lumber. I have 10 different species in my garage, non of it is red oak, and my ash is all gone.(would have used ash as substitute)
    Figured out I needed only 6 board feet, face frame and a door and drawer frame.
    I went to HD, paid 21.00 more for 6 bf then I would have in the lumber yard.
    So I started to figure out cost to go to lumber yard, between gasoline, even at 2.50 a gallon, tolls, not to mention a 3 hour round trip, I just ate the costs.
    Wish we had a real lumber yard out here on Long Island that doesn't sell s4s lumber.
    my local yard raised his red oak plywood to 68 bucks a sheet.
    Human Test Dummy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Wapakoneta, OH
    Allen, have you ever checked to see if there are any alternatives? Being completely unfamiliar with LI there may be zilch....but there also might be some place you haven't seen.

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