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06-15-2015 02:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: refurbished wood barn board springfield-ma

hello all,

I just moved to the Springfield, MA area and my wife has quite a few projects lined up for me. I was wondering if someone knew where I could find some good refurbished wood in my area.

Thank you for the help.



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#1 posted 06-15-2015 02:04 PM

Most any place there are houses being torn down, or construction sites. You’d be amazed at what they throw away, my friend.

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 02:06 PM

Like barn wood Marc?

You can check out CWG in Enfield Ct or Parkerville wood products in Manchester CT. I know for sure parkerville carries barn board but I haven’t been up to CWG in a while. There’s a craigslister up in Pittsfield that seems to have a nice cache of lumber as well.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 02:11 PM

Thank you for the great suggestions, I will hit CWG this coming weekend and let you know what I find! We want to build a nice farm table for the dinning room, we want some nice thick boards for the main surface, that possible has some nice aged character. I have found some sawmills as well that I might check out to get the boards that I need. That might be a way I go depending on prices. I will keep everyone posted as I progress!


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#4 posted 06-15-2015 02:33 PM

Around here, the people that list reclaimed wood on CL overprice it, and its usually full of nails. If my wife wanted a farm table, I’d probably source some rough-cut pine, hickory, oak, or something, and just leave it pretty rough and maybe give it a stain. The older gentleman I buy my lumber from has air-dried ash and hickory. 5/4 for 80 cents bd/ft and 8/4 for $1. You could build a nice looking table for next to nothing.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 04:48 PM

We used to have a salvage yd on the Cape when the MMR was allowing civvies and Cos to salvage the WWII barracks. I spent early evenings and weekends the summer before enlisting disassembling a 1/4 barracks section so my father could build his garage. Consider googling wood salvage yds

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