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raistlin
I'm putting up some shelves in the garage... you can never have too much storage space :lol:

I went to Wickes to get some Conti board. Nothing much - they are to be very utilitarian shelves. Well, do they know how to charge. The plain steel brackets came to £26 for ten and if that wasn't bad enough, the cheap and nasty laminated board, 6 metres by 9", would have cost me... £82 :shock:

To put that into context, a timber yard, local to my work, cut the shelves to my precise requirements for a total of £12.20.

Without wishing to tread upon toes, what sort of mug pays Wickes' timber prices?
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Posted 08 Mar 2015, 11:26 #1 

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Trebor
Can you put a big sign on them when up Paul otherwise I will probably bang my head on them whilst trying to avoid your door closing mechanism !

I use Wickes but you are not treading on toes , never bought contiboard , but have used some of their timber for studding etc which isn't too badly priced , they also do plywood and other sheets in 4 x 2 which saves having to buy an 8 x4 when you don't need that much

I think timber prices are high in most places now but probably can't beat a specialist timber yard, I use to use Fletchers in Queen Street Walsall all cut to exact requirements whilst you wait , but not there any longer unfortunately.
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Posted 08 Mar 2015, 14:55 #2 

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Trebor wrote:Can you put a big sign on them when up Paul otherwise I will probably bang my head on them whilst trying to avoid your door closing mechanism !


:lol: You won't bang your nut on the shelves Rob. They are where the ladder used to be :lol:
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Posted 08 Mar 2015, 15:41 #3 

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Lucky to have a reclaimed timber yard in Leeds, 50mm x 50mm x 3m @ 50p per meter. Great for making a base for a work bench or racking :)
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Posted 08 Mar 2015, 17:08 #4 

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takestock wrote:Lucky to have a reclaimed timber yard in Leeds, 50mm x 50mm x 3m @ 50p per meter. Great for making a base for a work bench or racking :)


First place I go for timber Dave. 2 years ago I decided to put a new shed in the garden, searched timber yards and the cost of wood alone excluding the floor for a 8'X6', would have cost more than having a good quality one the same size delivered & assembled on 3"sq pressure treated battens.
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Posted 09 Mar 2015, 00:53 #5 

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Doesn't it nullify the saving Steve if you have to go to Leeds for it ? :lol:
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