January 2014



Tools, Tips and Information from our business to yours - Building better business together!

New at Big Creek Lumber

  • We'd like to wish all our customers a prosperous and happy New Year!  We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2014!
  • If you have not yet done so, we'd love to hear your feedback on our products and services! You can take our survey online here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GDNLN6Q, or, pick up a paper copy at any of our retail locations.



January Lumber Market Report

The green framing lumber market looks like it has found a temporary steady trading level. With order files into mid-December, the upcoming holidays and mill maintenance shutdowns, prices should stay relatively the same this month.

The OSB market is at a 2-year low for prices.

The Western Plywood market is flat with mills having 2 week order files.

The one thing all markets have in common is trucking shortages into California. What used to take 3-5 days to get in the store is now taking 2-3 weeks to get delivered, so please plan extra time for your projects.


January Store Special

10% Off All Moulding!

Take 10% off all in-stock moulding.

This offer is valid 01/01/14 - 01/31/14.


Building Materials Technology

New Frontiers in Wood

By William Atkinson (ProSales Magazine

At the frontiers of wood research, scientists are looking at "nano" qualities of wood pulp-even considering ways to use forest products to regrow ligaments and tendons in the human body. The pulp can also provide the basic ingredients for solar collectors and lightweight auto parts. But for the LBM industry, the most important new research into wood technologies centers on advances in adhesives for plywood and oriented strand board (OSB), as well as developments in cross-laminated timber, wood preservation, and energy efficiency.



January Project Profile

"Carhart's in Wawona"

Carhart's in Wawona by James Best Construction

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Builder:  James Best Construction

Builder Specialty: Custom Homes

Project Description: Custom home with log exterior.  Extensive stone work with 3"-thick, hand-formed stucco.

To have your project featured in a future newsletter and on our website, please follow the rules for submission on our Project Showcase page.