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Forum topic by texretvet posted 04-19-2015 07:56 PM 1160 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2015 07:56 PM

There is a hotel in my town that is being torn down next week. They had a big sale and were selling all the fixtures and doors and such.

I noticed that there was a 1×6 oak chair rail around the main dining room and asked how much they wanted for it. The lady told me 50 bucks. I looked around the place some more and saw that everything was trimmed in oak including a huge 6 inch wide crown molding.

I offered her $100 for every piece of oak in the place. She took the offer.

It took 2 days to get it all out. Then another day of pulling nails, staples, and screws.

I ended up with over 3000 linear feet of oak. 1×6, 1×4, 1×2, 1×1, 4 inch crown, and tons of various trim. There was over 1000lf of just the 1×6.

Also got two urinals and two automatic hand driers. LOL

I now have what I consider to be a lifetime supply of oak!

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 09:24 PM

Sounds like you got a couple lifetimes of urinals, too.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 10:01 PM

Dang it! Clint beat me to it. :)


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#3 posted 04-19-2015 10:22 PM

Good deal. To them it would just be construction debris. Now get that urinal hooked up in the shop.

Looks like you should build a stage for the band with that oak.

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#4 posted 04-20-2015 12:09 AM

Sounds like you got a couple lifetimes of urinals, too.

- Clint Searl

HaHa! Yep. One is going in the shop. I’m giving the other one to my dad because my wife wouldn’t let me put it in the master bathroom. LOL

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 01:30 AM

I don’t know why half of the pictures got cut off.

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#6 posted 04-21-2015 07:40 PM

What a Great deal.

A ‘Wink and a Nod’ from Mother Nature for salvaging all that molding/lumber. the way, your Gloat qualifies for the ”YOU SUCK” award for the day. ;-)

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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