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LOVE FREE WOOD! This is a pretty good score.

by AngieO
posted 410 days ago

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 410 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 410 days ago

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 410 days ago

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

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#4 posted 410 days ago

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 410 days ago

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 410 days ago

Congrats on the wood

-- Norman

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#7 posted 410 days ago

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

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#8 posted 409 days ago


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 409 days ago

free wood,congrats.nice score.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 409 days ago

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 409 days ago

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

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

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#12 posted 409 days ago

Now I have wood envy!.. Lucky you!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#13 posted 409 days ago

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 409 days ago

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 407 days ago

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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-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#16 posted 407 days ago

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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