Which are the best ways to save on your lumber costs?
The best way to save is to shop around.
“You can get all the materials at the best price you can, so if you’re in a hurry you can go for cheaper materials,” says Konz.
“There’s a whole list of products and retailers and suppliers on Amazon, but it’s a really hard sell for the average person to get their hands on.”
“The best way is to look at the quality of the product,” says Kim. “
And I’ve got my own little shop where I buy the wood products from around the world, which is where you’ll find some of the best prices on lumber.”
“The best way is to look at the quality of the product,” says Kim.
“If the wood is great, the quality is very good.
But if you see the price, there’s a lot of money in there that you could be saving.”
And she adds that the most important thing to do is to check with your lumber supplier before you buy, because “they may have a price cut and there may be a free sample if you call ahead.”
“It’s important to look through the materials and compare them, because you’re not buying a brand-name product.
You’re buying a quality product,” she says.
“For example, if you have a piece of timber that you’re very happy with, and the wood isn’t bad, but you can’t use it for something else because it’s not a brand name product, you’re going to find it’s cheaper to just buy the brand name wood.”
You might also be able to find better deals if you use the search function on the Amazon app to search for products that are nearby.
Konz recommends using the same tool to look for the lowest prices, like a company like Amazon, and to also look for products with free samples.
“Amazon is so cheap that you can get an item for free if you don’t buy anything, but if you buy something like a lumberjack or a hand mill, you can save up to 50 percent on the price of the lumber,” she explains.
If you’re shopping around for lumber, be careful with what you buy and how much you’re paying.
Killion’s tip to getting the best value is to make sure you look for what’s cheapest.
“I think if you look at what you’re getting for the price it’s probably going be a bit cheaper than what you were paying for,” she suggests.
“The cheapest price you’re likely to get is going to be somewhere like a $2 or $3 discount on a product that’s brand-spankin’ new, so it’s going to make sense for you to save some money and try something else.”
And remember, you only have to buy a certain amount of lumber.
“It might not be as cheap as it used to be, but I think you’re saving a lot more money in the long run,” she points out.