I have always loved building things using wood. I had a side job I did part-time where I would build different things but most decks, rails, and steps for houses. The cost of lumber, in general, has gone up so much that I feel like I have to charge a lot more to do the same work and I feel like I am going to lose business because of it. Anyone else noticing their side job hurting from product price increases?
I was so mad when I saw how much they went up. I fully intended on building a deck with my brother for my pool. I have an aboveground and wanted to make use of it more this summer as well as make it so my father can use it for his recovery. He is getting knee surgery at the end of the month. Needless to say, a $700 job is now looking to be a $2100 one. More than double. It sucks!
My fiance and I were going to make a small deck for outside and changed our minds when we saw how high the prices went up. We just ended up getting those loose stones and filling in the area with that for now. It isn’t as nice but it functions for what we wanted.