Ouch! 4/4 rough walnut in Austin, TX is about $9 USD a board foot when purchased rough. used up about 2.5 or so. Piece was 52" x 6" (288 x 15 cm). I bet y’all get stuff over there that I can’t get here cheap, though.
Yeah, no. Lol our cheapest timber is Pine, which is too soft for any application ever. All our other unimported timbers are unattractive. If we want beautiful wood we need to buy from an importer, our customs dont allow live edge so we can only get clean cut so we need to pay for that to have been done, import tax, gst, and then markup. it’s crazy.