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Project by Houtje posted 04-28-2010 03:17 PM 2275 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to the local teakshop. They sell all kind of teak furniture.
And asked if the had some pieces left of furniture that was unusable.
And look were he came with.
A piece of a tabletop and some other pieces.
And this is all for free…..
That’s why I am so lucky!!!!





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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 03:22 PM

Nice grab!!!!

-- dumpster diver delux

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 03:25 PM

And they call me cheap! Good idea to save good wood from the dumpster and landfill. There is a store that has imported furniture made from mahogany, teak, etc. Will have to pay them a visit to see what they have in the unusable department. Thanks for the idea. My wife now knows why I slow down and look at stuff sitting curbside.

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Kate

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 03:27 PM

wow, nice haul

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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nmkidd

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 04:23 PM

Free is always good!!.......Nice haul

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 05:05 PM

“Nothing better than wood except free wood”!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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jm82435

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 05:20 PM

Nice score.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 05:26 PM

Only way to go is free!
Theres free wood all around you if you take the time to look for it!
I get free stuff from cabinet shops and shutter manufactures job sites etc.
At the worst they will say no but 90% of the time i find they are glad to
get rid of it and its not going to waste. If anything you will make a new friend
and maybe they will know of a place you can get free or cheap wood!

-- dumpster diver delux

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Houtje

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 06:03 PM

That’s why I allways look around me.
And if I see something I go there and ask.
No you have, Yes you can get. In a matter of speaking

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 07:15 PM

Nice one. I find dumpster diving, where offices or houses are being being built or refurbished, is also good. In 1989 I was working opposite Buckingham Palace, in London and picked up a nice piece of Oak from one, not 500 yards from the palace gates!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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NormG

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#10 posted 04-29-2010 02:52 AM

Excellent gathering habit.

You just never know.

-- Norman

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Millo

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#11 posted 04-29-2010 05:30 AM

Holy—nice score!

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spanky46

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#12 posted 04-29-2010 12:43 PM

SWEET

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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TreeBones

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#13 posted 05-31-2010 05:09 PM

Its more than luck. Ask and you shall receive. Great score.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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