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Deals on Lumber???

where is the cheapest place to get 2x4's? I'm working on my basement, and buying my lumber at menards isnt bad, but I'm thijnking iot would be cheaper if I could cut out some middlemen. any ideas? menards is 2.49 per 2x4




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try 84 lumber on rt 53 right before the I55 ramp

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Hey Tony.... i got some wood for ya!!

84 lumber is pretty good, gotta figure too, you get what you pay for, you might find somes cheaper that are all warped and full of knots, and is that really worth it??

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One of my projects is right next to a lumber yard in Orland at 143rd and Southwest Hwy...Beatty Lumber. They area supplier, not sure how small they'll get but they're worth a shot.
(708) 349-2900

They're based out of Oak Lawn i believe.

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just called 84 lumber they are at 2.76 per 2x4




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Tony, For a job that small I think Menards or Home Depot would be cheapest. Suppliers give discount for bulk. I got mine when they were on sale,and still havent built my garage yet.

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Tony, have you considered the metal studs? Cheaper, and straight, sturdier than you think once the drywall is mounted. Also if you ever have a problem with water getting in the basement, just replace the dry wall cause theyre galvanized.....just a thought.

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Tony, have you considered the metal studs? Cheaper, and straight, sturdier than you think once the drywall is mounted. Also if you ever have a problem with water getting in the basement, just replace the dry wall cause theyre galvanized.....just a thought.

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Tony, have you considered the metal studs? Cheaper, and straight, sturdier than you think once the drywall is mounted. Also if you ever have a problem with water getting in the basement, just replace the dry wall cause theyre galvanized.....just a thought.
Too late, i already have some walls up.




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We are in the middle of doing a basement right now. The studs came from Lowes. Worst pile of wood I have ever received. I have never had a problem with our lumber from Menards or 84. And I try to stay away from Home Depot if possible.

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Seems like where ever I get my wood from its always crooked.




Damn there a lot of fun to be had with that sentence

Menards hasnt been to bad. plus they are the easiest place to load my truck with thier drive in lumber yard. I just thought it might be cheaper if I got away from a big box store. but it seems like it isnt.




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Too late, i already have some walls up.
You can always mix the two(for different walls) It cost me under half of what wood would have cost (say that ten times fast) to use metal in the basement at my old house, its fire retardant too. I think its way easier to work with cause its always straight and its light. Have fun either way, basements turn into a pain in the ass and a money pit real quick.

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You can always mix the two(for different walls) It cost me under half of what wood would have cost (say that ten times fast) to use metal in the basement at my old house, its fire retardant too. I think its way easier to work with cause its always straight and its light. Have fun either way, basements turn into a pain in the ass and a money pit real quick.
I'm not going too nuts with it. just framing it out, installing some outlets, drywall and a small bathroom. mainly to kick up my resale value. I want to sell in 2 years and the basement and the extra bathroom will add to the bottom line. (as long as I keep it cheap)

I'm not even sure if i will put furniture down there, I really have no use for the room




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hahahahahaha dont think I havet thought about it




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i would have thought, someone on here would have given you wood.

I know home depot will drop prices if your a contractor. Maybe someone can hook you up.
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