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LOVE FREE WOOD! This is a pretty good score.

by AngieO
posted 05-27-2013 02:17 AM

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 02:22 AM

Anything treated after 2003 doesn’t have arsenic in it. You shouldn’t have anything but fun using normal precautions.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 02:23 AM

Great score on the wood, many projects in your future !!!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 02:26 AM

Cool! That’s great. Because I have a few projects I’d like to make for my yard.

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 02:28 AM

I guess the new treated wood is better than the old Wolmanized that had arsenic in it. Great score. I always like half price or Free for everything. So fill up that building!! Keep it laying flat. If you lean it against the wall, it might bow or warp!.

i don’t know if all Home depots do this, but in Casa Grande, Az. they have a storage rack in the back of the store with a lot of boards painted green on the ends. they are cut off from larger boards and usually 48” at least in length. It could be 2×4, 2×10, 4×4 whatever and they are all 51 cents each. We used a lot of it for framing and i bought a ton of treated wood for ground contact for my deck I’m building next year.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 02:36 AM

Jim… our Lowe’s doesn’t have anything cool like that. But I will check out the Home Depot the next time I’m up that way. (45 minutes away.. i live in a small town)

I laid some of the boards down the opposite direction to keep them from laying directly on the concrete. If we remain in this location I will build some lumber racks on the wall. The boss pretty much said the building is mine to use for whatever.

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:38 AM

Congrats on the wood

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 03:52 AM

I wish I could get a big pile of free lumber like that!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 12:30 PM


Free lumber, and a free place to store it. What could be better?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 12:57 PM

free wood,congrats.nice score.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 01:14 PM

12/4 freebies! Wow! Now THAT is what I call a score! Well done Angie, and free storage to boot… 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 05-27-2013 02:01 PM

Looks like you are going to be one busy little woodworker, Angie!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 05-28-2013 12:39 AM

Now I have wood envy!.. Lucky you!

-- Don't be at the airport when your ship comes in!

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#13 posted 05-28-2013 01:13 AM

Even the newer presser treated wood is pretty corrosive on tools isn’t it? Never tried it, I’ve just seen warnings. Even if you only used the untreated wood, that’s a heck of a score though. Plus a place to keep it all, hard to beat that.

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#14 posted 05-28-2013 03:12 AM

I’ve been pretty lucky in getting lots of free wood. I don’t have the money to spend on a lot of wood and any money I have gotten I’ve been able to get on some nicely priced used tools instead.

LOL… got me another score today. It was great! And picked up a little belt sander and an electric skil saw. I’m going to be a busy girl in the shop. :)

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#15 posted 05-29-2013 07:47 PM

That first photo is enough to make me drool. I think poplar gets a bad rap as a cheap material. It’s soft enough to be easily workable, but still hard and fine-grained enough to give a good planed surface at the same time. Unlike most pine that’s just plain too soft. It can have some nice understated character if you have a good eye for design.

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#16 posted 05-29-2013 08:13 PM

The boss pretty much said the building is mine to use for whatever.

Sounds to me like you might have just got a new Shop. :) Wish I could find a deal like that. And where ever you work at , I want a job there , my boss will hardly give me enough room to store what I have to have for work let alone my own lumber storage area.

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