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Ian Dalziel

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Just wondering how timber prices vary around the UK. being based in central scotland we dont have too many hardwood suppliers around and i wondered if we are paying a premium.
I have put my avarage prices down to see how others compare

white oak.......£21 cu ft
beech ...........£26 cu ft
Maple............£34 cu ft
cherry...........£43 cu ft
iroko.............£21 cu ft
black walnut...£34 cu ft
sapele............£18 cu ft


faced mdf 18mm thick £30
faced mdf 12mm thick £29
birch ply 18mm £32
birch ply 12mm.............£23



how do these prices compare to other parts of the UK


Ian
 

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Ian,

Of the woods on your list, I can only find the receipt for some cherry I bought 15 months ago. The price then was £53 per cu ft. for 32 mm boards and £61.8 per cu ft for 38mm boards.

My impression is that your prices are a good deal less than I normally pay - and I usually try to buy a minimum of 5 cuft and often 10 cu ft to take advantage of the breakpoints. I should say you are doing pretty well. Your prices are about 2/3 of my prices.
 

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Ian, what are paying for regular 18mm MDF?

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Ian Dalziel

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Judder,
These prices are for O/S (off saw)

Noel,
local merchants charge about £13-14 B&Q are £10.90 a sheet of 18mm mdf and around £9 for 12mm
our local B&Q also stock birch ply at £30 an 18mm sheet.,but its not a good quality finish as my local timber merchants but he charges £37 a sheet of 18mm


Ian
 
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