Free Wood... Really!

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I typically believe that if someone throws something away, they are doing it for a reason. I have heard also that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

I have known that there is a local furniture company about a block away from my house. I have also heard that their cut-offs are available for the taking. This past Sunday I found out what I’ve been missing, and I can assure you it won’t happen again!!

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#1 posted 09-08-2007 06:09 AM

Cool. I can see a number of project sitting there.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-08-2007 06:11 AM

I have those exact blocks, and my in-laws have the cart they show on thier homepage…

I’ll be in town for pumpkin day, I must make a pit stop in your nieghborhood – if you haven’t taken it all, that is… ;)

Do they just have a pile outback, like some granite countertop places do?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 09-08-2007 06:13 AM

hmm… They don’t have their addy on their website… care to PM me where they are so’s I can get me a lifetime supply of pen blanks?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 09-08-2007 03:16 PM


Good for you! Don’t you just love getting someone else’s “trash” like this!

I have found similar treasure troves and was very appreciative for it.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 09-08-2007 04:50 PM

I have a WW shop up the street from me..but they charge for the cut offs…but still, it’s a good deal. Not as good a deal as free, but….


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#7 posted 09-08-2007 04:50 PM

Nice find. I often go to my local cabinet shop and dive in their dumpster for wood. people look at me like im crazy but the free wood is worth it. Alder, cherry, walnut, mahogany and other species I dont know the name of. If I get there early enough the people who work there will bring cut offs and damaged wood out of the shop and load it in the car for me.

-- bryano

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#8 posted 09-08-2007 04:51 PM

Good job Darryl. I bet you will be making a lot of projects this year. Do I see those Christmas gifts stacking up there?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#9 posted 09-08-2007 05:07 PM

Nice! That’s why I never throw anything away, but appreciate those that do!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 09-09-2007 03:49 AM

I used to stop at a cabinet shop in New jersey. He told me that the trash man came on Thursday and they always cleaned the shop on Wed and threw out some nice stuff. He said he didn’t have any problems with me dumpster diving.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 06-13-2008 01:16 PM

Nice haul of lumber.

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