Prices of benchmark softwood lumber items, like standard grade #2&Btr R/L stayed mostly flat last week — particularly on the west side — as customer demand flowed into other items. There was quite a pop in #3/Utility grade and #4/. Economy prices across all species and sizes, as well as a rise in Western and Eastern Spruce-Pine-Fir straight-lengths — especially for the 2x6 dimension. Delayed delivery times continued to put a real crimp in supply; at this point operators don’t even know when, or if, their rail cars are going to ...
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