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11-17-2009 02:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut cherry oak resource

I have seen several posts about great deals on wood. I hope I don’t piss anyone off, but I beat your gloats quite often. LOL How about some center slabs from a Veneer company? They slice the veneer off the logs and there is a 1”-11/4” slab left in the middle they can’t use. Thousands of these slabs go to some company in Canada for $.01 lb every month. When they have a problem with one of thier cranes or hoists they call me. After fixing thier equipment, I get my choice of whatever pieces I want. The day i took this picture it was Cherry, Walnut, and White Oak. You can see by the carport and truck behind them as to the size of these slabs. Oh yeah, I don’t even pay the penny a pound for them, all I want for free. Only down side is they do have to dry before using and that takes 8-10 months, but I have a nice rotating stock now so i have the wood i need for projects.


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#1 posted 11-17-2009 03:09 AM

Nice Danny, especially the price!

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 03:28 AM

Dan I know that you’re probably running out of room to store all that so I’ll be down this weekend to help you thin the stock!!!
Nice looking stuff

Jeff

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 03:30 AM

Nice score!

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 03:33 AM

That’s some super wood

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 04:05 AM

I am glad for you lucky Dan.
Why would they ship it to Canada?

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 04:05 AM

Thieving from my country!!!! lol jp i wish i got to be in your shoes in that case (shakes fist) even when it gets here to canada i dont even get a piece of it….especially for 1 cent/ft

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#7 posted 11-17-2009 04:21 AM

Yep! think you are the top dog on free wood! If you need more room to store some of that, just let me know. LOL

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#8 posted 11-17-2009 04:37 AM

Nice gloat!! Now don’t forget to get you some secondary lumber, so you can finish your projects!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 11-17-2009 04:48 AM

GM, They don’t say who or why, just that a Canadian company buys it all. Matt G. I get it on a regular basis so I am always replacing what I use or give away.

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#10 posted 11-17-2009 05:29 AM

You win, Dan. :-)

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

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 05:31 AM

I give, Dan. You win hands down. That is a wonderful way of getting some nice lumber to work with.

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#12 posted 02-07-2010 08:55 AM

Aint no wood here, go to the store pay 2.00 to 7.00 a board foot. aint no free wood in kenosha.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#13 posted 02-07-2010 09:23 AM

Ha, you are a lucky man! Try getting wood in Alaska!

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#14 posted 01-03-2011 12:59 PM

All you need is a bigger truck and shipping connections to spread the love. Awesome for you!

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#15 posted 01-03-2011 01:13 PM

I am happy for you. ! Good to share ideas of how people get there materials.

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