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Blog entry by BarryW posted 09-07-2009 12:19 AM 10367 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A message from people I know on FACEBOOK…

””Kerry Lobel: Puente needs 3 picnic tables & benches. The school reclaimed theirs so Puente participants have no outdoor seating. Write with ideas. Thx.”“

Puente needs the help of someone who can build picnic tables and benches. Kerry is my friend who is involved in building the organization. Here’s her message to me…when I suggested some Lumberjocks might be able to help….

””Re: Picnic tables…outdoor seating…

Cool and thanks. We are in Pescadero on the south coast of San Mateo County, CA south of San Francisco between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. Puente is a rural community resource venture serving 4 towns, 160 square miles.

Thank you!”“

If there are any Lumberjocks with usable reclaimed wood in that area or skills that you know of…this organization needs some picnic tables and benches…the link is for that organization. Thanks from Lumberjock BarryW….I’d help, but I’m in South Dakota!!!

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#1 posted 09-07-2009 12:22 AM

I’m in WA!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 09-07-2009 01:17 AM

Oregon here

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 09-07-2009 01:52 AM

I’m about two hours (good day, light traffic) north of Pescadero. Don’t have the lumber to build these with, but three picnic tables with benches should be a light half-day or day’s worth of work, if I had the redwood or cedar to work with.

Heck, I could throw enough tools to do this in the truck and help some volunteers down there build the things if they could come up with the wood. It’d make a nice weekend break.

Anyone down that way got ideas for coming up with wood? A line on a bunch of old pallets, maybe? A deck place with scraps?

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 09-07-2009 02:35 AM

good one guys ,
sorry i’m to far to help on this one .
thanks for caring .

maybe i’ll get to meet you ,
if/when the get together happens !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-07-2009 04:10 AM

I’ll put in a call to a friend in the area that has LOTS [and I mean LOTS] of redwood. Get vback to you when I find something.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#6 posted 09-07-2009 04:20 AM

LumberJocks to the rescue.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 02:25 AM

All in all….good responses including those to my message box here…thank you…I’m certain something is happening in the background that even I don’t know about…and it’s all due to good Lumberjocks doing a good deed. you’re all super people.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 05:15 AM

I am working to find donor for the Redwood for the several tables. I do have a set of plans from the USDA [National Parks Department] for the construction of these tables and benches. Will find those plans and have them available tomorrow.
I am working on a hardware supplier for the galvanized nuts/bolts/washers required to make the tables last a life-time.
Modesto CA

-- Rustfever, Central California

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