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I was lucky enough to be browsing CL the other day when I came across a listing that said “assorted hardwood boards”. I decided to open the listing to see how much they wanted for the boards since it was only a 10 minute drive from my house. When I opened the listing and saw “free for the taking”, I immediately got my napping 5 month old from her crib to her carseat, jumped in the truck and drove over. Leaning against a wall in the alleyway behind a house was all of this awesome lumber! There is a mix of oak, maple, poplar, walnut and ash.

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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#1 posted 851 days ago

Very nice! There never seems to be enough wood “free for the taking” anymore.

I look forward to seeing lots of projects from all that primo lumber!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#2 posted 851 days ago

Great get…congrats. It pays to keep watching the ads.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 851 days ago

Truly was a lucky day for you.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 851 days ago

You got that wood for my favorite price!!!

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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#5 posted 851 days ago

Nice score!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 851 days ago

Super sweet score, congrats.

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#8 posted 851 days ago

Free 99 is always a good price. hahaha Great Score


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#9 posted 851 days ago

Even your five month old thinks you suck ;-)

Great score !!!

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 851 days ago

Touchdown! Man the stuff on CL around here is just junk. I look about once a week and have yet to see anything of interest.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#11 posted 851 days ago

Yeah buddy!

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#12 posted 851 days ago

Wow “how great it is”

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 850 days ago

That’s awsome, can’t wait to see some projects from it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#14 posted 850 days ago

mmhmm thats right … you made the top of the list today … in a rousing upset you beat “work” in the “you suck contest” ;) ... enjoy your wood!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#15 posted 850 days ago

Congrats on the freebies !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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