Lumber Commodity Price List for November 20th, 2017

Lumber is a commodity with prices fluctuating weekly due to market conditions. With our Lumber Commodity Price Sheet we look to keep you as informed as possible about those prices.  Click on the price list for a downloadable or printable .PDF version. Below the Price List is the Commodity Price Chart for quick reference into what is happening in the markets along with showing overall market trends.

PRINT the price list HERE

Framing Lumber – We proudly stock #2 & better kiln dried PREMIUM Douglas Fir
Our lumber is Structurally sound, has 4 square edges & is less prone to splits & checks. 

All lengths marked in ORANGE are NOT stocked at Home Depot

8′ 10′ 12′ 14′ 16′ 18′ 20′
2×4 $3.93 $5.27 $6.51 $7.48 $9.09 $9.96 $10.98
2×6 $6.96 $9.08 $11.16 $13.23 $16.67 $17.69 $19.34
2×8 $9.16 $11.37 $13.87 $16.33 $19.93 $21.00 $23.72
2×10 $12.35 $15.57 $18.68 $22.14 $26.88 $29.37 $32.63
2×12 $14.78 $18.47 $22.36 $25.05 $32.63 $35.15 $39.05

Pressure Treated Lumber – We proudly stock #2 & better CA-C (Copper Azole) incised treated Hemlock for ground contact.
Worry free application, treated to withstand the elements, approved for ground contact & in-ground use.

8′ 10′ 12′ 14′ 16′ 18′ 20′
2×4 $6.97 $8.71 $10.46 $12.21 $13.94 S/O $17.94
2×6 $10.74 $13.43 $16.11 $18.80 $21.49 S/O $27.65
2×8 $14.63 $18.29 $21.94 $25.59 $29.26 S/O $37.65
2×10 $18.67 $23.34 $28.00 $32.67 $37.33 S/O $48.04
2×12 $23.55 $29.43 $35.31 $41.20 $47.09 S/O $60.59

Pressure Treated Decking – We proudly stock #2 & better PREMIUM smooth Douglas Fir decking.
Treated for local weather, dimensionally stable, & looks better longer.

8′ 10′ 12′ 14′ 16′ 18′ 20′
2×4 $7.20 $9.01 $10.80 $12.60 $14.40 S/O $18.53
2×6 $10.80 $13.50 $16.20 $18.90 $21.60 S/O $27.79

Framing Panels – We proudly stock only APA Rated & Graded panels.
APA rated for quality assurance, third party verification, & building code compliant.

  3/8″ 7/16″ 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″ 1″ 1 1/8″
OSB N/A $13.46 $16.88 $19.90 $27.82 N/A N/A
CDX $17.68 N/A $20.00 $25.64 $29.37 N/A N/A
ACX $36.82 N/A $40.35 $42.39 $43.87 S/O N/A
T&G N/A N/A N/A N/A $33.87 N/A $50.65

Plaster Board – We proudly stock only CertainTeed Brand Gypsum.
Easi-light for better handling, M2 Tech for mold and moisture resistance.

   8′    8′
1/2″x4′ Ultralight $11.58 1/2″x4′ Ultralight Moisture Resistant $13.60
5/8″x4′ Type X $13.50 5/8″x4′ Type X Moisture Resistant $16.86

Fencing – We proudly stock components that are designed for the outdoors.
Western Red Cedar & always rated for ground contact.

5′ 6′ 8′   8′
1×4 N/A $1.89 $2.58 Treated 4×4 Post $11.17
1×6 $2.49 $3.49 $5.19 60# Concrete Mix $3.30

Place your order today!  Ask about our delivery services and free estimates for all our building materials.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Call for current availability.  Lumber commodity pricing is updated weekly.

Commodity Pricing Jan 2017 - YTD

 

 

FOR SALE – 1992 International 4900 CDL Truck

Priced to sell quick @ $6,000!

1992 International 4900

  • 282,694 miles
  • DT 466 Engine
  • Allison Transmission
  • Tilt 16′ Bed
  • 32,000 Gross WT.

Contact Dave Dornbush @ 360-460-2313 or by email at daved@hartnagels.com for more info.

Making the Grade in Lumber Quality

Selecting the right piece of framing lumber for your project does not have to be as complex as the grading rules. This guide to the grades of lumber, is meant to help you get past the uncertainty by giving you the knowledge of what the grades allow and how to achieve an apple to apple comparison of what you see.

In the Pacific Northwest, our common framing lumber species are:

Every species has different characteristics for strength and appearance, but they are all graded on the same rules from the American Lumber Standards Committee.  The grades, for all that they do, are not much more than a way of telling the user what kind of quality they are buying.

The higher the grade, the better the lumber.

Before going into the Lumber Grading Standards chart to understand grades we need to understand each defect presented;

Checking – A crack in the board that happens along the growth rings and does not go through the entire board.

Grain – Determined by the number of growth rings in the board.  Typically measured in rings per inch and is viewed from the end grain of the board.

Knots – A naturally occurring defect in the board caused by branches as the tree grows.  Small tight knots are perfectly fine but large loose knots that may fall out are of greater concern.

Pitch or Sap – How trees heal wounds from pruning or fight off other diseases that could be otherwise harmful to a healthy tree.

Pitch Pockets – Places in the board where the tree has grown around the sap enclosing the wound.  These pockets coupled with the tight bark layer can be found in the wide face of a board and are not the same as edge wane.

Shake – The separation of woods growth rings that occurs either on the face of the wood or below the surface.

Skips – A manufacturing defect where planners and saws “bounce” along a board or pull the grain, causing an uneven surface to be presented.

Grain Slope – A measurement of the deviation from the natural growth of the board.  Simply put, it is the board cut parallel to the grain or across it.

Splits – Cracks in the wood that go all the way through the board.

Stains or Discolorations – Can be caused by insects, fungal decay, or heartwood/sapwood.  Some stains have no effect on the performance of the wood, while others limit the strength of the wood. This is because they come from the fast-growing center of the tree.

Wane -The uneven edge of the tree that used to contain the bark of the tree before it was milled.

Warp – In a board is the deviation from straight and true and is called by many different names.

  • A bow in the board is the end to end change on the wide face. This looks like the bottom of a boat.

  • A crook in the board is the warping that happens along the narrow edge. This looks like a hockey stick.

  • A cup in the board is when the wide face curves with the flat grain creating a hollow in the board. This looks like a canoe.

  • A twist in the board is a combination of multiple warping defects. This often looks like a boomerang or an airplane propeller.

Clear wood requirement is the amount of good wood left after all the defects have been removed from the clean faces of the wood.

The chart below shows the seven grades of framing lumber and the allowable deviation from a perfect piece of lumber.

Lumber Grade Stamps

The final piece of the lumber puzzle is the ability to look at a grade stamp to understand what it is telling you.   All stamps on lumber tell us the exact same information; (a) the grading agency, (b) the mill designation, (c) the approved grade, (d) the wood species group, (e) the moisture content.

Common Application

In most jurisdictions, the building code requires #2 Structural, commonly referred to as #2 & Better. This is why it is found at most lumber yards and home centers in your area.  Lumber yards will differ on the primary species family they carry.  One yard might sell Douglas Fir for the strength characteristics while another chooses Western Hemlock because it is cheaper while still meeting the same building codes.

In many commercial uses, select structural lumber is required because of the strength of the wood fiber.  Typically, these are applications with very high point loads due to the increased capacity of the structure itself for storage or for people. Most residential construction that is done with Select Structural lumber is done because the builder and the homeowner prefer the quality of the fiber.

The lesser grades of lumber are often used where structural codes do not matter in industrial or temporary applications.  These can be things like pallets and packaging for shipment or concrete footing work where one good face will usually be adequate.

Whatever lumber you choose, knowing the grade will help you determine if it is right for your project.  Grading used in conjunction with the design tables will help make sure that your project lasts for as long as you want it to.

For more information on the framing lumber grading rules, please visit the following sources;

 

Kelly Fox – CEO

Lumber Traders Inc.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. Inc.
Hartnagel Building Supply

Washington Lt. Governor Meets with Lumber Traders CEO

Washington’s Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib met with Lumber Traders CEO Kelly Fox while visiting Port Angeles on Wednesday in an effort to promote regional job growth.

The Lt. Governor and Kelly discussed the culture of employee ownership in our stores and how this plays into work force development. Rebecca Wells from Contractor Sales at Angeles Millwork joined the conversation and discussed her recent training opportunities. She has attended an estimating workshop and will be attending an upcoming door college and the Women in Lumber Leadership Conference in November with Retail Sales Professional Karie Jewart from Hartnagels.

Also discussed was the development of employees internally with the skills that can be utilized at Angeles Millwork and Hartnagels. They talked about the challenges of our workforce, regulations in the building trades and possible solutions for these needs.  The final take away from the conversation with the Lt. Governor was how we can work with the community at large to assist in offering employment opportunities to those that want to make a change in life.  This led to a discussion about hiring those with a criminal background and how businesses can assist our community by helping this population get back on solid ground.

Thank you Lt. Governor Habib for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen and discuss issues important to our local and state communities!

Volatile Lumber Trading and the Affect on Lumber Pricing

Friends and Neighbors,

Lumber trading right now is extremely volatile with no end in sight per many of our supplier partners.  The cause of the spike in the lumber prices is related to increased demand around the country and uncertainty related to the expired softwood lumber agreement.

With the market growth and the tariff looming, dealers like us are taking on inventory positions that are pushing out order files at the mill level for many months so that we can make sure to cover our customers in the peak season.  The tariff is aimed at balancing the pricing between US and Canadian producers that will most likely result is a retroactive tax on the Canadian goods.  This has caused the producers to collect the money upfront to protect themselves when, not if, it is imposed.  The struggle right now is no one knows what the amount will be so most mills and suppliers are collecting at the worst-case rate.

Since the beginning of the year, our stores have seen our cedar prices grow by more than 40%.  Since the beginning of February, we have seen our lumber commodity prices increase by 20-25% with some seeing 35%+.  Because we cannot sell our inventory at current market pricing and still make the profits our business needs to survive, we are selling at our replacement cost.  We expect treated lumber to follow the commodity markets up at about the same rates in the next few days.

One way we continue to look out for our customers is to look at our inventory position and the price increases to see if we can cover ourselves week to week without passing on the full weight of our cost increases.  The down side to this is that we cannot honor our quoted prices beyond one week.

Thank you for your understanding, we are here to help in any way that we can.  If you have any questions about the market or need some clarification about a specific segment, please shoot me an email or talk with your sales person.  We will continue to watch the prices and adjust up and down as the market dictates along with keeping all of you posted with our weekly lumber commodity hot sheet updates.  If you would like to be added to the email list for the Lumber Commodity Hot Sheets please email Josh Bergesen at joshb@lumbertradersinc.com .  You can always find the newest lumber commodity pricing on our Blog page, through Facebook and on our Twitter feed.

Thank you for placing your trust in us and we all look forward to serving you in 2017 and beyond.

Thanks,

Kelly

2017 Calendar Photography Contest

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We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Calendar Photography Contest. 

THIS YEAR’S THEME IS: An Image that Makes You Smile.

Deadline is September 15th.

Calender Cover by Timothy Owens of a Blue Heron in the Water

2016 Calendar Cover – Timothy Owens

Thank you to everyone who submitted so many amazing photos last year.  The selection process is always difficult because of so many stunning entries.

Now it is time to submit your gorgeous photos for the 2017 calendar.

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO(S) at the bottom of the post.

Here are the guidelines and details:

  • Photos must be taken by you.
  • Photos must be taken within the highlighted area of the map to the right.
  • MapPhotos must be JPEGs.
  • Photos must be 300dpi  Lower resolution photos will not be considered. So make sure your camera settings are correct.
  • Please pick your best photos.  Multiples of the same shot will not be considered.
  • There is a 5 image submission limit per photographer.  So send us your very best!

The subject matter is wide open.  It could be in color, it could be in black and white. Subjects could range from the wild flowers in your yard, a bird on the shore, a lake on your favorite hike, a parade, the sunset, ect.

But it must make you smile. 🙂

We’ll choose 24 photos to use in the calendar and one amazing photo for the cover. If your photo is chosen for the cover, you’ll receive a $200 gift card to one of our stores!  A small reception will be held in honor of all the submitting photographers and all photographers chosen for the calendar will receive 5 calendars each.

Throughout the submission period and until the 2017 Calendar’s unveiling, we will be picking out photos that just didn’t quite make the cut and posting them on Facebook and Instagram. Only sharing 24 photos in a calendar doesn’t do justice to the large amount of beautiful photographs we get to see each year.

When calendars are released, all submitting photographers will be notified. Calendars will be available free to the public at both Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

New to photography?  No problem!

We want everyone to be able to enter. Check out the links below for a bit of photography help.  Also be sure and follow our blog, Facebook and Instagram @angeles_millwork throughout the submission period for more photography help and to see some of the great photos that were submitted but were not chosen for the calendar.

Here’s some tips!
The Top 5 Photography Tips For Absolute Beginners

Here’s more links on photography subjects.
Photography Tips for Beginners

Free Photo Editor!  Just click below, download a picture, edit as you wish, save and Viola!
Fotor Photo Editor

PHOTO RELEASE
By submitting your photo(s) to Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply’s 2017 Calendar Photo Contest, you grant Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel permission to reproduce, distribute, and publish your name and photographs in our calendar and promotional materials. You retain all other rights to your photography.

Entries should include:

  • Name of person who took the photo (REQUIRED)
  • Phone number (REQUIRED for internal use only)
  • Email address (REQUIRED for internal use only)
  • Brief description and location of the photo (REQUIRED)
  • Instagram address (OPTIONAL)
  • Facebook address (OPTIONAL)

Your phone number and email address are for internal use only and will NOT be published in the calendar or used for solicitation.

Hurry our deadline is September 15.

Use the form below to submit your entry in our 2017 Calendar Photo Contest and Good Luck!

Name of person who took the photo (required)

Your phone number (for internal use only, but required)

Email (required) (for internal use, you will NOT be added to any mailing list)

Facebook Name

Instagram address

Your photo file(s) (must be JPEG format):

Photo #1

Title, short description and location of photo #1

Photo #2

Title, short description and location of photo #2

Photo #3

Title, short description and location of photo #3

Photo #4

Title, short description and location of photo #4

Photo #5

Title, short description and location of photo #4