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Elder

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05-05-2011 06:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed lumber refurbishing question tip

My neighbor just tore down a 6 ft. wood fence in his back yard and has them stacked up in his yard. I am getting into finding reclaimed lumber because of budget constraints. Is wood fencing a good form of reclaimed lumber? What are some good projects I could use the lumber for? Your ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!

Matt


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Jeff in Huntersville

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 06:21 PM

Do you know what type of wood it is. If it’s pressure treated I’d make sure I only made outside projects like another fence, planter boxes, benches, etc.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 06:09 AM

Its probably cedar and it is a good choice for bird houses and outdoor planter boxes.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 06:22 AM

Hi Matt, welcome to LJ. I love to get old cedar fencing and make birdhouses and feeders out of it. I just made one last week. Here’s you a link if you want to see it.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/47967

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 06:33 AM

I love it for making bird houses as well….

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#5 posted 05-07-2011 12:08 AM

The mostest awesomest reclaimed wooden fence board project ever A child's log building kit mostly made from old fence boards. Be sure to scroll down, there are some pictures of built structures here.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#6 posted 12-06-2011 12:32 AM

I like to make outdoor coolers & trash cans with lids with old fence and it works great!!

-- "Bazinga"

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#7 posted 12-06-2011 12:37 AM

They are a little bit bigger than a bird house.

-- "Bazinga"

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 08:22 PM

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