Baltic Birch prices 11/21

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Baltic Birch prices 11/21

#1 Post by Tom Smit » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:28 pm

I was at my local HomeHardware store (home centre similar to Home Depot or Lowes) to inquire about pricing and availability of 4x8 sheets of BB, since I regularly get my 5x5 sheets there. It was a bit of a shock. The 4x8 sheet of 12mm is $142 each. 5x5 12mm sheets are currently $73, until their in-store supply runs out. That is twice the price from 14 months ago! :shock: When they get new stock in, it will be priced at $84 each. Talking with a manager there, he told me that part of the reason is that the land is/was not frozen enough in Russia to harvest as much as they want. Also, some (unknown) country has secured about 80% of what Birch will be harvested (?).
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Re: Baltic Birch prices 11/21

#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:34 am

Prices on everything are nuts, all because of Covid.

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#3 Post by Rich4349 » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:31 am

They fall a little more every day, down now to May 2020 prices.

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#4 Post by Bruce Weldy » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:53 pm

Just for grins, I checked on one of my suppliers today..... I used to pay about $31 for 5x5 - now it's $70.

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Re: Baltic Birch prices 11/21

#5 Post by Tom Smit » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:33 pm

Bruce Weldy wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Just for grins, I checked on one of my suppliers today..... I used to pay about $31 for 5x5 - now it's $70.
See what I'm sayin'? :shock:
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#6 Post by howiez » Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:45 am

Surprisingly my local Woodcraft store claims their 5x5 BB has not changed in price all through Covid. I didn't even know they existed and stumbled upon them looking for 1/8 for my DR200 build. I think sheets were $55ish, can't remember, it was a month ago or so. I was in last weekend to get another 1/8 ply but 5x5 were out of stock. I'll get in there again this weekend and check.

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#7 Post by LelandCrooks » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:38 am

I buy direct from the importer now. Some of my other cabs use 3/4. It went to $89 a sheet last month, landed, that's wholesale. Almost double what I paid in May.
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#8 Post by J_Dunavin » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:01 pm

If anyone is close to Green Bay Wi, Bay Ridge Plywood and supply has Baltic Birch cut offs for:
13x48 $4.00
13×60 $5.00
6"×48 $1.50

Got all this for $80. I’ll still need to buy two or three full size sheets to complete my new build, but this will really save me some $
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Re: Baltic Birch prices 11/21

#9 Post by himhimself » Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:30 am

Nice find! Always great when you can find those kind of deals.
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