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Posted on saving wood furniture and items at garage sales and auctions

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 03:44 PM

I look for furniture/wood in the trash all the time while driving around. Have found maple, mahogany, walnut, some I don’t know what it is. lots of pine and oak. Usually looking for material that can be used for scrollsaw work or small projects. Used a couple file cabinets (pine) for storage. Work table was the top of a 9 drawer dresser. Find 2x’s and plywood scraps around building sites (I ask if its scrap and usually the contractor is glad to get rid of it).
Last month I was in NH, found an old 2 pc dining room hutch with most of the finish stripped off. all cherry except for the framing and back
I like a1jim’s comment, urban wood mining

-- Mike

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