Thanks to Mr. Teaspoon, I have most of my building materials. My expense total from the last tally was $95.82.
Today, we go wildly over budget, because shopping local lumberyards in my town apparently means spending four times as much for everything as is reasonable. Now that I know it’s cheaper to fill the truck and drive an entire hour to the next town, buy my lumber, and drive home, next year’s bed materials will be purchased…not locally.
- 6 – 4″x4″x8′ #2 & BTR @ 13.58/ea. for $81.48
- 9 – 1″x2″x8′ furring strips @ 1.17/ea. for $10.53
- 3’x12′ hardware cloth (1/4″) for $26.50
- 3’x50′ roll of landscape fabric for $15.79
- 1.75 lbs. of 4 1/2″ deck screws for $7.00
- 50 #8 1 1/2″ deck screws for $2.97
- sales tax of $8.66
That’s a total of $152.93, which adds to the previous total to bring my expenses to $248.75. I still need the chicken wire for my topper, but that will be the last of the building materials.
Hopefully, the effort results in produce enough to off-set the costs! I’ll be keeping a comparison tally of produce returns based off the prices of similar produce at the local big box store, major supermarket, and farmer’s market or small market prices.