This week’s commodity report will be short and sweet; overall the market was incredibly flat, with our composite average dipping slightly less than 1%. There have been some challenges sourcing 2×12 DF, however, that limited supply hasn’t yet adversely affected list prices.
As for the reasoning behind the wider gulf between DF and PT, our vendors have indicated that hemlock trees are getting harder to source, so the raw wood is closer to DF than normal. Additionally the increased level of manufacturing on PT vs raw (or KD) wood has increased labor and operational costs.
I hope this report has been beneficial, and we’re certainly not complaining about a little stability in the marketplace for a change!
Danny Steiger│President & CEO
Lumber Traders Inc.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply
As always, this e-mail content is not financial advice. Simply data to help you be better prepared. Our goal is to create more informed builders and homeowners to properly price and budget for future jobs and projects.
We will continue to update you on changes in the commodity market. Displayed above are the latest graphs.
Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply see our customers as business partners, and their success is, in turn, ours. That is why every month, we will publish a commodity pricing chart on our Facebook page and in our monthly newsletter. The chart will represent a correlation of average pricing trends over the past year of Douglas Fir 2×4, Pressure Treated 2×4 Lumber, 7/16” OSB, and ½” CDX.