3 inch vs 5 inch red oak cost

firsttimebuildMarch 30, 2011

We are currently building a house and had been spec'd 3 inch red oak, which they will finish on site. We just inquired and were told that to upgrade to 5 inch would be an additional $1/sq ft. That seems excessive given the raw cost I am finding online? Does this seem appropriate? Any thoughts are appreciated!!! Thank you

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Wider wood in the same grade always costs more since it is harder to find.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 1:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Sounds about right to me..3 inch vs 5 inch is quite a difference in cost.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 12:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Somerset Country Hardwood Made in China
After ordering 1650 sf of Somerset Country hardwood,...
Tile over fiberglass?
Long story short, we added some porches to our new...
Nick Anderson
Natural hickory...yes or no....pics inside
I got a sample box and put it out on over the carpet...I...
has anyone put down oiled wood floors?
i fell in love with floors by a company called DuChateau....
Bridget Helm
Filler in travertine marble tiles is coming out causing pitting
We put travertine marble throughout our house. We were...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™