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Just been to our local wood stockist to check out prices for Oak....
I need to make some modern looking light Oak coloured int doors.....plus a simple kitch dining table n chairs....
well,
European Oak is €2,000 per cub/m, the sort I looked at were random widths but around 30mm thick and rough sawn.....
American Oak light coloured was €2,200 per cub/m, again very rough sawn, random widths and def very wobbly 30-40mm thick but so bad u'd need a 40mm board to get a straight clean 25mm board planed all round....quite a of few the planks vary in thickness from 30 upto 50mm in the same length....very badly sawn.....
no idea on how much extra I would need to buy to get enough of the same colour as I dont want a dark stipe
Can anyone give an idea to qual and costings in the UK for comparison please....
 

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I've got a pedunculate oak that needs felling, you're welcome to come get it for free if you don't mind doing all the work yourself 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
 

Adam W.

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Just been to our local wood stockist to check out prices for Oak....
I need to make some modern looking light Oak coloured int doors.....plus a simple kitch dining table n chairs....
well,
European Oak is €2,000 per cub/m, the sort I looked at were random widths but around 30mm thick and rough sawn.....
American Oak light coloured was €2,200 per cub/m, again very rough sawn, random widths and def very wobbly 30-40mm thick but so bad u'd need a 40mm board to get a straight clean 25mm board planed all round....quite a of few the planks vary in thickness from 30 upto 50mm in the same length....very badly sawn.....
no idea on how much extra I would need to buy to get enough of the same colour as I dont want a dark stipe
Can anyone give an idea to qual and costings in the UK for comparison please....
Moss & Co sell theirs at £200/cubic foot plus vat., but you get to choose from the stack if you want to. If that's any consolation to their eye watering prices.
 

BucksDad

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Surrey Timbers list their prices online so you can look there. They are currently selling American Oak rough sawn 38mm at £72-£110 inc VAT / cubic foot, so approx 3000 EUR / m3 at the bottom end.
 

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Last week I bought some prime quality Euro oak for a project.
50mm boards £2500 per CuM
27mm boards £2200 per CuM
all plus VAT at 20%
Collected it myself.
This is as a private individual but I have bought from them before.
HTH
 

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All timber prices have gone up massively. 12 months ago I was buying 1 inch rough sawn oak for £48/cuft ( around £1650/m3). Same supplier last month £72/cuft (£2470/m3) all inclusive of VAT. That price is 2 square edge and straight, self select but also some defect in wider boards. Not as good as some I have bought
 
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