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I have been scouring the internet to learn the prices of various materials used to make a strawbale or earthbag home. I have been able to get rough ideas of the costs of most materials with the exception of posts and beams. Can someone give me a rough estimate of the cost of a 10 foot beam that would be used in the construction of a 30'x25' house somewhere in Arizona?
 
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Hi Tom,

I have a price list here for our local sawmill, but size of the beam will determine cost as much as length. For example - 6x6x10' is $21. This is for rough cut, green fir or pine in Northern Utah.

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Bill
 
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Hi Tom,

As Bill as accurately illustrated, local sawmills always give you the best local price for green lumber. Doing a google search for "lumber prices in Arizona" will give you the more "retail" and commercial price for "standardized lumber." Also reaching out to a saw mill manufacture like Timberking, Huson Forestry Products, or Woodmizer, you may be able to find a local "custom" sawyer to give you an even more specific price or way to get you good inexpensive timber material.

Hope that helps,

j
 
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