|Forum topic by Servelan||posted 01-28-2011 12:50 AM||928 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-28-2011 12:50 AM
We are tearing down our house, and there are two sources of wood I’m kind of interested in putting in my little woodpile, but not sure if they are worth it.
First is the old cherry tree out front. Main trunk is about 7 – 8” in diameter, most branches are about 1 – 3” in diameter. My job to chop it down, my choice to keep or toss. So…keep or toss? I do have a lathe…
Second is some oak flooring under the carpet. There’s one room about 80 sq. feet total, and the living room which is 15’ x 20, approximately. It dates to the 50’s or earlier, as far as I can tell.
This is the one that gives me pause; I don’t care if it’s tongue and groove, I just want to get it up and in a pile for later refurbishing. Is it worth it? It’s the 3” stuff, not real long boards, but 2 – 5’ mostly.
I’ll be doing this on my own with little if any help because husband will be busy with other things related to the larger project, and I can’t take a long time to work on this, also because of that larger project.
What say ye? Keep the cherry, chuck the oak, or give in to my inner packrat and keep it all (or as much as I can get up in the case of the oak)?