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Lumber has tripled in the past year. Puts a few of my personal projects in jeopardy. But it hasn't slowed down the building industry. So far this year I have designed 22 projects in SW Florida. That's almost as many as I did all last year.
No kidding. I just spent $300 building 2 4x6' ground contact platforms. I can't imagine what the $7K deck I built last year would cost me this year.
Tariffs and inflation. The tariff war with Canada caused this. Sticking it to China was 40 years to late but Canada should have been negotiated. Tariffs are a tax on the people who buy. Government gets their cut either way tariff or no tariff.