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    Hey All,

    Looking to develop my basement soon and was wondering where is the cheapest place to buy lumber.

    I usually hit up Home Depot and/or Rona, but I have heard that calling Timbertown is sometimes cheaper than buying from Home Depot or Rona.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Have you called them (Timbertown)?
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    Figure out what you need, and then get quotes at a few places?
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    I literally just did this on the weekend.. timbertown was slightly more but seemed to have better quality lumber and they load it for you so I went there. I may have saved $40 if I went to home depot but would have spent more time sorting and loading.

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    Not sure if there cheap still but lumber king use to be decent price

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    Lumber King is my choice for all my large projects.

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    Windsor plywood has been good to me with my door purchases and they are in the SE so that's convenient but I framed my basement with steel studs. I purchased them at shoemaker
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    Windsor used to price match, it's been years since I bought wood though so not sure if they still do.

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    Thanks All for the comments, appreciate it!

    Originally posted by OU812
    I literally just did this on the weekend.. timbertown was slightly more but seemed to have better quality lumber and they load it for you so I went there. I may have saved $40 if I went to home depot but would have spent more time sorting and loading.
    Thats what I was thinking as well, I find that HD and Rona charge pretty high for subpar lumber. The last time I was there, I spent 20-30 minutes picking out 20 - 2x4's.

    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Originally posted by thinmyster
    I framed my basement with steel studs.
    What was your reasoning to use steel studs?

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    Another vote for Lumber King.

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    Originally posted by roopi


    What was your reasoning to use steel studs?
    The one nice thing is that you can put more insulation in, since you can butt up the insulation almost right next to each other.

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    Just wondering if anyone had any recent feedback on this. Developing the basement like OP did a few years back and am dreading going to home depot to sort through the shitty pile of twisted 2x4's for the 100 studs I need. But if its significantly cheaper then I'll do it because, well, I'm cheap
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    Not lumber but does anyone know where I can get cheap-er drywall?

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    Home improvement warehouse is decent and delivers..definitely cheaper then Home Depot. YMMV on the twistiness

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    Quote Originally Posted by schurchill39 View Post
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    Just wondering if anyone had any recent feedback on this. Developing the basement like OP did a few years back and am dreading going to home depot to sort through the shitty pile of twisted 2x4's for the 100 studs I need. But if its significantly cheaper then I'll do it because, well, I'm cheap
    Windsor Plywood has way better quality and matches or beats the big guys on price.

    When I did my basement, I had one barely twisted 2X4 in the pile from them. Every other piece was straight as an arrow.

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    I've only got 20' pieces from them but DE Lumber seemed to be pretty good...another option to check out for pricing. http://www.delumber.com/

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    Lumber is virtually a commodity. Wait until Rona has one of their "15% off if you spend over _____" sales and go buy it all there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roopi View Post
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    What was your reasoning to use steel studs?
    Not the person you asked, but our basement was framed with steel studs by the builder. They fucking suck and and attaching drywall is an exercise in frustration. If I could go back in time I would rip that garbage out and put in wood studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roopi View Post
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    What was your reasoning to use steel studs?
    So his grow op wouldn't rot the basement completely.

    Agree with the steel stud comments. Try hanging a TV too... frustratingly painful compared with wood studs. Even with a metal/wood stud finder, etc.

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