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Forum topic by shopdog posted 03-13-2010 01:37 PM 1960 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2010 01:37 PM

I make a lot of wood crafts using small to very small pieces of wood. If there’s any furniture or cabinetmakers in the Brooklyn, NY area with cutoffs that usually go in the dumpster, I’d like to help you by recycling your “scraps”,
and giving them a new life…instead of sending them to a landfill.
Looking for clear hardwoods/softwoods/baltic birch ply. Some knots are OK.
Please contact me (, and I’ll come pick them up

-- Steve--

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 08:50 AM

Steve, You also might want to check with your local Hardwood floor installers. They usually have lots of scraps also.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 01:50 PM

I forgot to mention that I need these for scrolling, not turning…so 1×6” scraps would be ideal.

-- Steve--

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 02:26 PM

I am building a tool box for myself, made of kitchen cabinet scraps laminated together. We have access to two cabinet door companies within a few miles. These scraps are mostly 3/4” pieces up to 3 or 4 feet long oak and maple. The other place has much the same scraps 15 feet long, I plan to do a railing around our deck with these. They sell for $3.00 a bundle, some pieces I use for kindling.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 02:38 PM

Hi Steve,I just joined what looks like a great site.I am retired and do a lot of scroll saw work and have found a source of scrap wood at a large liquor store that gets its imported wine in wood boxes that they throw out.its mostly pine 1/4 inch yet it has a decent finish grade to it.

-- John aka qlty

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 03:30 PM

Welcome to LJ…it is a great place, full of talented and helping woodworkers.
Looking forward to seeing some of your scrolling projects.
I made contact with a local cabinet shop, and will soon have scraps. He said they generate about a cubic yard of scrap each week…more than I need. Going there friday.

-- Steve--

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 12:06 AM

If you want some scraps, pay for the flat rate box and I will pack it full for you.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 01:38 AM

yup, pay for the flat rate box & I’ll send you maple, leopard wood, goncala alves, & walnut (current scraps)

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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