Cost soars on two-by-fours
It's hardly a housing boom, but a visit to a lumberyard and a close look at the price tag for everything from plywood sheets to two-by-fours sure makes this spring feel like one.
Lumber prices have jumped in recent weeks to levels not seen in more than four years -- but these increases aren't caused by the high demand for lumber during the 2005 boom.
But it's too early to know what it will mean for local businesses and builders as the construction season begins.
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