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Where can I buy old lumber?

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    TaraK
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    I want some old/used lumber. No specific size — general plank form, many dimensions would work. I have this notion to attempt to build a table for my back patio. I do specifically want old/used lumber (I’m refraining from saying “wood”). CL isn’t turning up much.

    Any suggestions? Experiences? Prices you’ve encountered?

    (Feel free to give me table-building tips, too.)

    #368980

    J.R. Locke
    Member

    I have a bunch of old pallets (skids)….junk wood but could make a suitable table of some sort. Free.

    #368981

    This won’t help you tremendously, but free stuff on Craig’s List all the time; odds are you will find it there (especially if you put an add in saying you will pick up any lumber people are getting rid of).

    #368982

    Don Ruben
    Member

    Columbus Freecycle.

    #368983

    TaraK
    Participant

    @ J.R. Locke: How difficult do you think it would be to take them apart?

    So I don’t suppose there’s a business/store/yard somewhere that just happens to sell used lumber? I thought one might exist.

    #368984
    rus
    rus
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    To take apart pallets… just time with a ripping bar, maybe a pipe for leverage, no?

    #368985

    Analogue Kid
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    I’d be very careful with old lumber. Anything pressure treated before 2004 has CCA and should never be cut, burned, or used where it is likely that people will contact the surface.

    If you can find non-treated lumber, then it should be fine.

    #368986

    Lakee911
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    Analogue Kid wrote >>
    I’d be very careful with old lumber. Anything pressure treated before 2004 has CCA and should never be cut, burned, or used where it is likely that people will contact the surface.
    If you can find non-treated lumber, then it should be fine.

    Wear a dust mask when cutting it and don’t eat it or eat off it and you’ll be okay.

    #368987

    joev
    Participant

    Any reason in particular you’re looking for old lumber rather than new? If you’re going for the look, try searching for barn wood. If it’s for green reasons, that will probably be a lot less expensive, but you’ll probably have a harder time finding uniform/square/non nail hole riddled pieces. I’d recommend against using pallet parts – they tend to be rough, thin and spintery.

    #368988

    TaraK
    Participant

    @ joev: For the look as well as the eco reasons. I don’t mind it looking rough, but since this will be a table to eat off of, it needs to be be sturdy enough to hold plates and glasses w/o bowing, which might be an issue w/pallet wood. Barn wood is an option, though. Any specific store you recommend buying it from?

    #368989

    Lakee911
    Participant

    There has been some very nice furniture made from pallets. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&ei=phfnS5ubI4OC8gbFuP3sDA&sa=X&oi=spellfullpage&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=2&ved=0CBoQvwUoAQ&q=pallet+furniture&spell=1

    You may need to laminate a few pieces though to make it sturdy enough.

    #368990

    LauraA
    Member

    you could try Columbus architectural salvage on 3rd and edgehill. they are only open fri and sat. it can be pricey but they may have what you’re looking for.

    #368991

    LauraA
    Member

    you could try Columbus architectural salvage on 3rd and edgehill. they are only open fri and sat. it can be pricey but they may have what you’re looking for.

    #368993

    LauraA
    Member

    you could try Columbus architectural salvage on 3rd and edgehill. they are only open fri and sat. it can be pricey but they may have what you’re looking for.

    #368992

    J.R. Locke
    Member

    Pallet wood is not good for eating off of. But you could possibly sand down and treat.

    Anyway I have made a lot of furniture with pallet wood. It will be sturdy enough. Good 2×4’s can be salvaged and the plank wood is average.

    They are free. If you want them let me know.

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