The other day my dad and I were laying some Swift-lok flooring in my house and we came to a joint that had significantly raised on one side, it looked like the crappy chip board sub floor had expanded on the edge prior to being laid down and naile...
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Location: Marietta, PA
34 years old, wife, two dogs, and a new baby boy, we live in Marietta PA.
Hmm… What can we do with scrap wood? I work almost exclusively with scrap wood from shipping crates, and I would like to point out that there are several reasons I use scrap rather then quality lumber.
1. Can’t afford high quality lumber.
2. Not entirely sure if I can pull off any given project and don’t feel bad messing up scrap wood.
3. Want to make something beautiful and functional out of something ugly and useless.
These are just my reasons but I think some people can relate. I put a lot of weight on #3 so even when I have the money and know I can do the project, sometimes I use scrap anyway.
Due to some recent concerns I looked into the construction and use of the shipping crates that I get. Turns out that crates are all untreated Douglass Fir and are not used to transport any dangerous materials.
-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.
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