A couple of years ago my wife met a lady who lived 10 miles from us and she said her husband owned a door and window plant, and that I should go at pay him a visit.
I had never done it.
Since i started to assist in making the toys for Christmas from the Mason – Dixon Woodworking Club, I thought that I’d check and see if they had any scraps that we could use for toy making.
I went there today. They make wooden doors and windows for Million Dollar homes and they ship all over the country. These are big doors and they are mostly made with Sapele, a sub species of African Mahogany. I saw some doors there that were 10’ tall. I also saw some painted.
Anyways I talked to him about some scrap lumber. He said that they have cutoffs that they put in bins but they are not usually used because they try to match color to whatever they are making. But he told me to take what I wanted from a couple of bins.
So I went to move my car to the door to make it easier to carry. I saw this wood out side by a trailer.
It’s one of the employees firewood stash.
Here are some more pictures.
I went back into the building to say that those were the kind of pieces that I could use and he said one of his employees was taking that for firewood, but that he’d check with him.
This is what I picked up today from inside the building.
And re-stacked in the shop.
It’s about 2’ square and 14” high of 2 – 3” thick wood and some other 1” stuff.
It’s about 60 bd ft of wood that I got today.
I have no idea how long this kind of wood has been used for firewood. There is probably equivalent of a cord of firewood in the bins.
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