|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 08-23-2012 07:46 PM||847 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-23-2012 07:46 PM
I made my first visit to a Habitat for Humanity store today and they had a bunch of pallets with oak flooring stacked in bundles. Hmmm…my first though was what could I make out of some of that stuff. This is not the thin veneer stuff but the real solid Oak that has been pulled out of houses.
The only problem I see is the nails have been cut off flush with the bottoms, so I would have to use a punch to drive them back enough to pull. Other than that, there was way more than I could ever use for projects.
I have a thickness planer (and metal detector) so I could clean off both sides. The tongue and grooves would make it easy for me to glue up some of the boards (up to 12 inches wide each, then run them through the planer to get an even surface (top and bottom).
Thickness appears to be about 5/8”... more than 1/2 inch and less that 3/4 inch thick.
The guy said they sell it as flooring – $2.00 square foot.
2) What could I use it for? Table top for a bench or coffee table comes to mind. Maybe use it for the back of a bookcase.
3) Rip the random lengths to clean off the tongue and groove joints and make something small?
Your thoughts appreciated.
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