I went to Home Depot today for a few things for a Honey Do project. While I was there I was in the lumber aisle and there was a truck of wood piled up (more like thrown on) with orange paint on the ends. I asked an associate how much is each piece and he said they only sell it by the skid (some HD will sell it by the piece). Ok so I asked “How much for the skid”, he said $1.01 per piece. Ok so I am interested how much for the skid then. He went over to it and bent down and started to count out loud 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, uh how is $35.00 for the skid? I had already done some quick math and there were about 70 pieces of lumber on the cart. Most of it was common pine but there was some clear pine, and a large amount of red oak. So I paid for it and loaded it into the truck headed for home.
I separated the wood when I got it home and to my surprise there was about $190.00 of red oak, $140.00 of clear pine, $25.00 of poplar and the balance was the common pine.
Here are some pictures of my good fortune:
I needed to get some common pine for my jam chucks I make for my bowl turning anyway so this worked out great. Here are pics of the jam chucks:
I took the worst of the material and cut it up for some jam chucks.
There is some wood I had put away that I was not able to include in the pictures but you get the idea.
It was a nice suprise for what started out as a dull day.
BTW I never got to the Honey Do project, I had to get the wood away before the rain!
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