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Forum topic by Jay Neale III posted 06-23-2011 05:28 AM 1511 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jay Neale III

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06-23-2011 05:28 AM

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A friend of mine is about to demolish an old house in Mexia, Texas. He asked me if I knew of anyone who would want the lumber. CHEAP! I’d take it, but I have no place to store it.

Let me know ASAP.

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Paul2274

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 06:07 AM

Hey Jay,
I live near Dallas, Is the house in question something like an old farmhouse or just common pine construction material? I might be interested if its like an old farmhouse but not a lot of it, just for projects, so maybe not more then a trailer load. Heck if its the right thing maybe I could build a shed.

Anyway, let me know… Thanks

Paul

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 10:10 PM

The better question is how old is the home? That would say a lot about what materials might have been used in the construction of the home. If it is turn of the century, there might be Long Leaf Pine flooring, rafters, joists and maybe wall studs in it.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX

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getlostinwood

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 03:25 PM

Sounds like there is enough interest to make a road trip, Im in Red Oak. Let me know if anyone is making a run, I be glad to join in.
Mike, I was just on your site last night, pretty sure I’ll be coming to see you next week.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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McKinneyMike

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 06:32 PM

I owned Curly Woods in McKinney til I closed in 2007. Did you ever shop with us back then? You are most welcome to drop by, just call me first to make sure that I will not be out of the shop. About anytime from 8AM til 3PM on weekends are good with me. Looking forward to meeting with you!

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX

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#5 posted 06-26-2011 07:05 PM

Wow wish I lived closer.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Jay Neale III

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#6 posted 07-02-2011 05:03 AM

I’m trying to get in touch with my friend. He’s in and out a lot, and right now it seems he’s mostly out.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 07-03-2011 07:30 PM

Okay… I now have some more info and over 50 photos. Here is the info he sent to me:

•••••
Jay, here are outside pictures showing the front of the house and the outside of the garage. Six more emails of pictures coming.

Also, we had Mike Draper of This Old Wood here in Austin look at it on Friday for possible deconstruction. His comments after looking at the house include:

The house was in better shape structurally than he thought as well as more substantial.

There was insulation added to the attic in the 1970s which would make it harder to deconstruct.

The walls had cheesecloth underneath the wall paper. The tacks from the cheesecloth would make it harder to process the wood for sale. The floors is some of the rooms also had some type of linoleum rug at one point, which for the most part had worn through but you could still see remenants.

The lumber used on the floors is 1 3/4 inch wide (if I remember correctly…I do remember that is was about an inch narrower than what he said he usually finds.

He was pleased by the quality and beauty of the wood.

His thoughts were that the house wasn’t a good candidate for him to deconstruct, but recommended that the house be sold to someeone who can move it to a new location.

Our goal, or rather my goal, is to get the lot cleaned off so we can sell it and if anyway possible to keep it from going to the landfill.

Anyone interested can email me.
•••••

And anyone interested can get his e-mail from me. Just ask. For some reason the photos won’t upload right now. If that persists I’ll find another way to send them.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 10:19 PM

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 07-09-2011 09:26 PM

Okay, here are some photos (now that everything is working properly). Let me know if you’re interested. Also, Barry’s e-mail address is: Barry Sharp <barry>

And I’ll keep posting photos.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 07-09-2011 09:29 PM

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 07-09-2011 09:31 PM

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 07-10-2011 05:09 AM

Okay, the e-mail address vanished. I’ll try it again.

barry.sharp@sbcglobal.net

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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