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Forum topic by Absinthe posted 01-06-2012 03:00 PM 4185 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2012 03:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scrap sheet rock sheetrock wallboard gypsum question

Sorry if this is the wrong place but it seemed the closest match.

I just finished sheetrocking my woodshop. Yay!! However, this leaves me with several pieces of scrap sheetrock.

Some of them are a 7 or 8’ by about 1’. Others are in the area of 2’ by 4’ with some other assorted sized as well.

I figure there has to be some sort of project that can be done with them. Perhaps some sort of P&F or related project for some piece of utilitarian shop furniture or something.

It seems such a waste to just bust it up and trash it. Plus I spent money on it, and I am a cheap b*d. :)

-- Absinthe

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 03:15 PM

I kind of doubt it. It has no structural strength. Apart from saving some of the better pieces to make repairs down the road, I can’t think of anything to do with it. Well, if you have kids/grandkids, you can always make sidewalk chalk out of the smaller pieces.

What’s “P&F”?

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 03:25 PM

Those are the kinds of cut-offs I am good at parting with. Not good for anything that I’ve discovered!

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 03:56 PM

scrap and garbage is just part of the sheetrock business…a few years back i had heard something about being able to use it in some sort of gardening application like a fertilizer, but I’d look into that a lot more before i’d chop it up and sprinkle it over your wifes flower bed

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 04:12 PM

Congrats on your shop improvement. Now do you have a dust collector closet? If not building a closet to house the dust collector would help to cut down the noise and dust, a good way to use all those small pieces.
Another thought might be to build a playhouse or doghouse to use up those small pieces.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 04:34 PM

Probably best to toss it. It’s tempting to save some “just in case”, but it’s seldom worth the effort. If you just gotta keep some, store it laying flat in a dry location. In a year, or so, you can ask yourself why you even bothered. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 05:04 PM

I would donate it to the dump. There are better things to use storage for such as lumber. If you should ever need a small piece for a repair it is easy to obtain and usually for free.

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