recycled pine

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Project by bandit571 posted 01-29-2011 05:06 AM 1299 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow down the street was doing some remodeling, and no longer need some boards. These were ones he had ripped out during demo. I took a few to the shop and ripped them into spindles. That one picture shows the lumber supply I had to work with. Made a porch railing with just what he had thrown away. A couple coats of white primer finished things off.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 05:15 AM

Nice job. It looks great and you saved some money.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 07:14 AM

I’m all in favor of recycled material. Usually the best part is IT’S FREE !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 11:42 AM

Green is good…..Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 02:58 PM

I just love it when people reuse wood. One of the best sources of wood to use if a person is patient enough to find it. Nice idea and it adds a lot to the house was well.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#5 posted 01-29-2011 07:09 PM

That was a great way to dress up the porch! One man’s trash….........

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 01-29-2011 07:57 PM

Look closely, that screen door was made from old floor boards. A plastic screen guard was added. A layer of 1/4” luann was added to the inside and outside of the bottom of the door. The posts were existing items, I had to “marry’ the railings to them. I already had a box of drywall screws on hand, all that was bought was a quart of white primer. That siding job was also mine, in exchange for 6 months free rent. Landlord provided all supplies, I did the install.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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