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Forum topic by TheGreatJon posted 03-26-2015 04:48 PM 1406 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2015 04:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed wood scrap

These are posted up on my local classifieds for free. The guy lists them as coming in two sizes 84”x48” and 72”x46”. I can’t help but think about how much free wood that is… but I also can’t really come up with what I would do with them (aside from flipping them on their sides and calling it a giant picnic table). There are so many nails that it seems it would be almost impossible to pull them apart for usable boards.

I’m open to suggestions…

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 06:03 PM

Mostly shabby chic tables, but I like the Chicken coop on this page.

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 06:42 PM

If you lived in Mississippi, they would make great crayfish tables. They would work for shrimp, crab or oyster tables as well

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 08:28 PM

Back in the late 70s I made a copper top card table covered in pennies nickels and dimes out of one. If you have the room for the spools suck them up, I believe the wood is very rot resistant, the one I took must have been 10 yrs or older and always outside.

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 02:12 AM

The ones around here are not rot resistant at all, they last a year or two at most if untreated. Newer ones have a wood center and plastic rims.

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 03:38 AM

They make good kindling.

A lot of work though.

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 03:48 AM

Rick M that sounds like crap pine to me, and plastic? Maybe they don’t build them like they used to or they build them cheap down south. Up here the big ones get reused many times and have to put up with lousy winters. The ones I’ve seen weigh a ton and use 4’ long threaded rods to hold the disks to the hub.

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 04:00 AM

Way too many nails and staples.

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#8 posted 03-27-2015 04:08 AM

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#9 posted 03-28-2015 12:43 AM

Clever design, that’s doable, you might need to add lots of screws to suck up gaps and lots of sanding, might consider a box of 40 grit sanding disks.

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