Got an order of lumber yesterday, and the 8 foot studs are marked Austrian Spruce from the Czech Republic. I'm in Boston. That's a long way for these slivers to float to sell for about $3.50 each here. They seem to be good and straight compared to box store crappy studs. This is the first time I've gotten wood from across the pond for basic framing lumber and I'm just wondering how often any other carpenters have seen this aspect of globalization.