Knotty Pine #3: Brought home a trailer load today

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 03-17-2008 04:33 AM 4137 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few of the boards we have been able to salvage so far.
This is probably 1/3 of the Knotty Pine that is there. I will probably get half this much again and then let the building be destroyed. I just simply do not know what to do with all of it, have no good place to store it, and quite frankly do not have the time to keep going back home every weekend to work on it.

Trailer is 18’ x 7’


Most are 8’ – 9’, some 4’, some 12’, and some 16’


Cleaned up


Wide boards


Close up.


Door jambs, about 2” x 6” Pine


I also brought home a few pieces of the Ash. I am going to try and salvage as much of it as possible next weekend. Even found some 1×6’s, 1×8’, and 2×6’s that I will try to save.


Cleaned up


I threw this piece on the trailer just to show you what I’ve been storing in my Grandma’s garage for the last 10 years. It is Oak. I have probably 50 pieces or more. All 8” wide and ranging from 4-6 feet long. (3/4”)


Cleaned up


Next weekend I’ll take some pictures of the house so you can see how much progress we’ve made.

One more thing, I have no pics yet, but rafters are all old pine 2×4s that are amazingly clear and tight grained. I may try to save some of them as well. I’ve never seen pine 2×4s this nice.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#1 posted 03-17-2008 04:36 AM

For those following, the best way we found to remove the Knotty Pine undamaged was to slip a long sawsall blade behind it and snip the nails off. Then I can use a punch and knock them back out.

Was a great idea until we found out all the studs were Ash. Now it is going to be a pain in the butt pulling all of those cut off nails out of the Ash. Oh well, pain the in the butt free Ash is better than purchased Ash.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#2 posted 03-17-2008 06:14 AM

”—free Ash is better than purchased Ash—”

Boy, you got that right. I just when to the local home and garden show last weekend and one of the vendors was selling floors made from reclaimed lumber. Beautiful stuff, but big $$$$$$

-- Tom, Central New York

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#3 posted 03-17-2008 06:40 AM

That’s some nice looking stuff!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-17-2008 11:54 AM

Hi Kevin,

This is a wonderful opportunity that has been given to you. The salvage job has given you basically a lifetime supply of wood. Storage is an issue but if you work it out you have plenty of wood to work with. But you can “get rid” of it by putting out some projects.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful opportunity with us.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-17-2008 12:23 PM

nothing like a nice piece of ash for free

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 03-17-2008 02:57 PM

Wow, there are a lot of projects in that haul.

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#7 posted 03-17-2008 06:00 PM

Man what a treasure you’ve claimed. If you don’t know what to do with it all – I can send you my address :-)) I’ve go a room in my house with 3/4” knotty pine. Might have to pull it down and put up some sheetrock.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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