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    For those that had to pay for logs....$?

    I know this question will vary
    So looking for variable answers!

    Those that didn't have a lot of timber on the property who have built, can you give me an idea per log that you paid?
    I'm in BC Canada so I'm "hoping" supply can be good enough to not break bank. I am doing a pre cost spreadsheet so I have basics covered of what I can do and what I cannot do, and what I can learn to do!

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    We are paying $5/ft for 33' or longer ponderosa pine with 18" butts / 10 -12" tops. The price was about $3.50-$4 one to two years ago when we had a pine beetle infestation and there was millions of $ spent thinning.

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    we paid $2 a foot plus transportation for our ~10" tops

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    I wish ours were as cheap but, a lot of that had to do with logs being mostly 16-22" tops 24-36" butts and around 42' in length ended up being around 9.00 per foot including delivery. A few of the logs I had delivered were almost 70 feet in length.


    I think a better way to see the cost is to calculate the price paid per 1000 board feet since all logs are of different sizes. I paid 400.00 per thousand board feet.
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    I got my yellow poplar logs, 16-26" butts, 40-55' long, for $100 each, cash, no invoice and I was responsible for hiring the trucks to get them on-site...and unloaded.

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    Wow, good price basil!

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    That's a crazy good price?!

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    Got 46 for $5800 delivered. 10-12" tops at 38'. High around here, but necessary.

    Got another 24 delivered for $2100.


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    I should include log delivery was free in exchange for cash @ $5 /ft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelognoob View Post
    I know this question will vary
    So looking for variable answers!

    Those that didn't have a lot of timber on the property who have built, can you give me an idea per log that you paid?
    I'm in BC Canada so I'm "hoping" supply can be good enough to not break bank. I am doing a pre cost spreadsheet so I have basics covered of what I can do and what I cannot do, and what I can learn to do!
    $300/mbf in 2008, you'll be lucky to get them for $600 now.

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