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#1 Metaling In Art

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 06:04 AM

Well, I have been talking with contractors and engineers that work on older buildings from time to time looking for old wood flooring for some of my furniture builds.  I had an engineer call me and tell me about some interior changes on a 1880's building and after some phone calls I found the person doing the work and got their approval to go through their trash container and take out the things I could use in the future.  So, I found some pieces the cut of old floors with 2 x 12 as the support beams.  The flooring was actually 3/4" x 5" pine, which was then covered with 3/4" x 2.5" pine and then covered with another 3/4" by 2.5" pine.  They are not long pieces, but I think I can make them work with some good planning.  Now to go back with a cordless saw and get all of the 2 x 12 boards that I can.  Not sure what for, but I want them.


So dumpster diving is what I do in my spare 45 minutes each day.  :-)

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#2 ggraham


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:53 AM

one man's trash!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love to repurpose things.


sounds like the wood will be seasoned and very hard.



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