[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]
Where do you find wood that isn’t plain pine boards and studs from the local lumberyard? If you don’t live near a furniture supply house or don’t want to pay for wood for small projects, do like I do. I live in a mid-sized town in the rural corner of New Jersey. When I’m out driving here and there I keep an eye out along the streets, mainly in my own town, for broken furniture. A lot of folks throw out broken chairs, but I don’t have much use for them. The best thing is if someone puts out an old dresser. The picture above shows a typical treasure.
A lot of times, in old furniture that papery wood isn’t used. The drawer sides are usually 1/2 inch or 3/8 inch wood, sometimes not pine. The drawer fronts and carcass tops are very often solid wood, unless they’re veneer. The drawer bottoms and other parts of the carcass are often made of thin plywood sheet.
This is not to mention possible trinkets such as knobs, hinges (on cabinets) and maybe drawer slides. Don’t let the good wood go to waste. Grab it and recycle it!
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!