Just a quick note that since we see very few quality hard maple logs and the lumber seems to fly off the shelf faster than we can stock it, I have concluded that $2.50/bf is too low for the good stuff. This is the approach to pricing we have always taken and, yes, it works in reverse too. Most of our initial prices were too low, especially for extraordinary material, but our prices for lower grade stuff have drifted even lower. This explains why you can buy cherry from us for $2.50 or $4.95 or $7. Not counting the sappy stuff for $1/bf.
I have not picked a new price yet. It will go into effect after our next retail session. We now have 8/4 and a few 4x4 pieces.