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High Lumber Prices (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-06-25

Duration: 00:05:33

Subjects: Lumber trade


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Corbin, Brent Interviewee


This segment from the June 25, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the impact of historically high lumber prices on home construction. He interviews Brent Corbin, a do-it-yourselfer in Baton Rouge, who saved 80% on lumber by buying timber and having it made in to lumber on his own.