|Forum topic by weathersfuori||posted 04-14-2016 04:40 PM||611 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
04-14-2016 04:40 PM
First time poster, long time reader- many thanks for the experience offered on this site!
I have a bunch of 2×4s and 2×6s from an old swing set that I would like to re-purpose, if possible. I’m guessing this wood is 5-15 years old. It’s green and gray on the outside, but looks pretty good once you get past that top layer.
Long story short, I responded to an ad on a local facebook page saying I could have this lumber for free if I took the swing set down, and there was also a pile of wood I could pick through (thought maybe there might be some useful cedar or something in there). Turns out the wood pile was useless, and I was about to say no to the swing set idea, but she mentioned she was recently divorced and really looked like she needed help getting this old swing set down and out of her yard. So, what’s left of the swing set has been sitting in my garage now for the past month.
So, my question is, what can I do with it? Can I run it through my planer or across my jointer without harm? I would never put freshly bought PT wood through these, but wonder if it helps that these are clearly old boards and they have been drying in my garage for the past month. Ideally, I’d like to plane the boards to get the green/gray off of them and expose the clean wood underneath and maybe rip a couple of the 2×6s on the table saw. Is it worth it or do I need to just find a way to dispose of this stuff and chalk this whole thing up to a good deed done for a divorcee in distress.
Have any of you done any projects with re-purposed deck or fence boards or swing sets?
Thanks for any help!
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