Material Costs Wood Costs
Important note ..I have provided this reference information in good faith
that it is only used in initial design assessments. Material costs for
detail design must be obtained by contacting suppliers.
These prices are all Dec 2005 prices. I intend to update these prices within the first month on 2009.
This page is includes information on the costs of different woods used in mechanical
engineering. The costs are obtained by reference to links found on the
I have converted the costs to english units. The costs are really only useful in as relative indicators. Real costs
depend on country of supply and market conditions.
Table showing relative costs of various wood forms
The costs are for 4 x 4 (100mm x 100mm) x 0.3m long (0.0030 m3 ) and are based on USA costs from a single agent
UK costs are probably different so the table is only useful for crude relative values.
Prices are from a typical UK suppliers catalogue late 2005. Prices for
comparative purposes only. The prices are for reasonably large quantities.