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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"
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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.
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