Before sanding and staining the pine I bought for the new trim around the door, I peeled of the barcode stickers. I noticed something interesting. The pine was all imported from Sweden. Really? With the cost of energy, how much of the (relatively low) cost of the wood is absorbed by the cost of transporting the lumber across 4000+ miles of ocean and land?
I’ve been giving a lot more thought the wisdom and economics of buying locally. For years we have enjoyed cheap prices by importing our goods…maybe it’s time to start supporting American manufacturers again. Great post.