Free Teak From Craigslist

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Blog entry by Trev_Batstone posted 01-21-2012 08:05 PM 4897 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just scored a free solid teak coffee table this morning on Craigslist, which I have just disassembled after bringing it home. The guy that had it lives just 3 blocks from my place. The table top measures 44”x33”x 5/8” thick. He acquired it years ago from his parents. He said he no longer had room for it, but he just wanted it to go to a good home. I assured him that it was indeed going to a good place. Future jewelry boxes and keepsake boxes coming up.


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#1 posted 01-21-2012 08:08 PM

Awesome score, it pays to keep an eye out. Plus only 3 blocks away…it was like a double score.

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 08:23 PM

Good score Trev- looking forward to seeing your projects! “One man’s junk….”
Have a good one!

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 08:45 PM

I love CL!!!

I check it morning, noon and night (and then some)! You never know what or when the next great score will be. A true bargin is usually gone PDQ, one has to jump on them before anybody else.

Congrats for your score!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 10:09 PM

Excellent find…with teak now around $27 a bd ft you did great. I remember buying teak back in the 70’s & 80”s when it was around $4.50 bd ft.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 01:09 AM

Sweet – nice score!


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 01:52 AM

Dang! Some guys have all the luck! Good score!!! I’m a Craigslist fanatic. Things being what they are I cant afford to buy wood. So 95% of what I use is from CL. But most of it is oak. Hey, I’m not complaining. Its free.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 03:28 AM

The free wood I find on CL is always in the form of pallets. You hit the jackpot! Enjoy.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 03:49 AM

Amazing. Congrats!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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