“Don’t touch that! You don’t know where it’s been!”
If I had a dollar for every time my mom told me that… well, let’s just say I would have a really awesome cabinet saw in my shop!
Instead, I have a more modest model in my shop, and I’m still always looking for a good, budget conscious (read: Cheap) source of wood. So, imagine my surprise when one of my friends told me he goes out on weekends to check the ‘pickin’s’ in the neighborhood dumpsters.
It seems that a lot of folks who don’t want furniture tend to throw it right out into the trash. From cheap particleboard and knotty pine to the occasional piece made of mahogany, oak or even TEAK(!), he’s found some pretty choice timbers nestled in the refuse.
This week’s question – have you ever gone trash picking wood out of the refuse stream. And, yes, this includes everything… pallets, old furniture, etc.