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Project by Andrew posted 1527 days ago 4182 views 1 time favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a couple of days I have been hanging out ( loitering) at the Menards near here, It is closing, they are tearing it down and putting up a new one to open next March. Anyway I saw a pallet of wood, all 4 feet long, some 4 inches wide, 6 inches wide, and 8 inches wide and 3/4 inches thick. 2X6s a couple panel peices, and some siding. I have a set of projects I would like to do, so talked to the wife, I know she thought well for $125 he won’t want anymore wood money for a few months. So I went and got it toady before work. ( by the way she didn’t bite on the PC 690lr router for $100, or the Panel raising bits of $60) I would like to start by telling you all that a PT Cruiser is a terrible woodworker car. You can not fit any sheet goods in it, anything over 8’2” must be cutand there just isn’t a lot of room, for stuff, like dust collectors, and trees.Anyway 2 of the menards guys helped me load it I was thankful. I was a little nervous driving on the highway, hoping I didn’t need to slam on the breaks, or get rear ended. All the wood would have nailed me in the back of the head. Then an even scarier thought came to mind, a flat tire, I would have had to unload just to get to the jack. then reload again. Anyway, I am happy and it will make lots (at least 4) outdoor benchs sometime in April I will get to that.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 1527 days ago

lawl awesome!

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#2 posted 1527 days ago

You REALLY need a truck…

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#4 posted 1527 days ago


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 1527 days ago

nah, he dont need a truck, with all that wood, just build yourself a trailer to haul all that wood in…
wait, what?

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#6 posted 1527 days ago

Looks like a great buy, think I’d sneak the router into the pile and hope she didn’t notice. I’ve failed in this attempt in the past but I thought I would pass on some bad advice. Have fun with the new found bargain. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#7 posted 1527 days ago

Hey Brother you really need a truck! heck at one time i had 2 trucks!

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#8 posted 1527 days ago

You pulled it off.

I second the trailer idea. I have a 4×8 from HF that was pretty inexpensive and has paid for itself many times. They are cheap to start with and go on sale pretty often.

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#9 posted 1527 days ago

Thats quite a bit of wood!

About the PT Cruiser- you don’t need a truck. Myself and other woodworkers in my area do very well with minivans. I have a Ford Freestar. Its not exactly the best looking car on the planet, but its a workhorse for me. I made sure we got one with some “stow and go” seating. The back bench stows away, and the middle bench has to be removed. This way, with the middle seat always in the garage, I’ve at least got a car that can hold 4-5 people.

For the home handyman: We have always had more than enough room to take materials to the scrap yard, and go buy just about anything at the home center for bathroom remodels, decks, and landscaping.

For the woodworker: I’ve bought 12 and 16 foot lengths of lumber with this vehicle. You can’t buy a whole lot, but a big stack slides all the way in to the radio. Plywood, no problem, fits right in. Delivering furniture, more than enough room and best of all, its completely covered. I can deliver things in rain and snow, and travel where ever I want, the furniture stays dry.

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#10 posted 1527 days ago

Wow that’s unbelievable

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#11 posted 1527 days ago

My wife would pull one of those boards out and beat me to death!!! Thankfully I always get stuff unloaded before she sees it LOL !!!

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#12 posted 1527 days ago

dude, small amount of advice… start thinking 3/4 ton truck with utility trailer… lol
also, “poor car”.... otherwise, nice grab on the wood…

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#13 posted 1527 days ago

Very cool!

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#14 posted 1527 days ago

Good thing you didn’t have a flat and have to get to your spare tire on the way home :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 1527 days ago

that’s excellent – and aren’t you lucky that you had a vehicle that held all the wood!

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