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Blog entry by Steve posted 01-28-2020 01:55 PM 905 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lumber companies quietly throw away a ridiculous amount of wood every week.

Why does no one know about this?

How do you get some of it?

See answers to both at Free Hardwood

-- Free Wood Videos Here: https://bit.ly/2s0LyPT"



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Underdog

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#1 posted 01-29-2020 11:04 PM

Spot on…

Even selling materials over cost to walk-in customers is a loss of time and money.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#2 posted 01-29-2020 11:42 PM

I trust your advice and experience but some of that seems crazy to me. I know humans are crazy in general but if a rep hooks me up with cut offs that are useful for me then you just bought some major loyalty points.

Humans just suck sometimes I guess. I’ve done charity work while I was working restaurants after college and we catered events for FREE and were treated like crap for it.

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Steve

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#3 posted 01-30-2020 02:10 AM



Spot on…

Even selling materials over cost to walk-in customers is a loss of time and money.

- Underdog

Thanks for commenting!

It sure can be. You have to assign some value to your time time. Years ago, the buyer for one of the biggest cabinet companies in Southern California tried to tell me he buys all his lumber rough-sawn because he has planers so it doesn’t cost him anything to plane lumber. I almost said “Really, how about you surface some of my lumber then?” but I didn’t want to come off like a smart ass.

-- Free Wood Videos Here: https://bit.ly/2s0LyPT"

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#4 posted 01-30-2020 02:22 AM



I trust your advice and experience but some of that seems crazy to me. I know humans are crazy in general but if a rep hooks me up with cut offs that are useful for me then you just bought some major loyalty points.

Humans just suck sometimes I guess. I ve done charity work while I was working restaurants after college and we catered events for FREE and were treated like crap for it.
- sansoo22

Yikes! I can’t imaging catering an event where people are rude and you know you’re losing money. Maybe one or the other but not both!

Even though I complain about it in this video, I fall into the same psychological trap. I think it’s just human nature.

Years ago, one of my co-workers had a customer who was always looking for free stuff, tickets, etc. There was a major boxing event coming to Los Angeles and they not only asked for tickets but really good seats. My co-worker plead his case to our bosses who reluctantly agreed.

They pulled a no-show.

I’m sure the fact that the tickets were free to them had something to do with their absence.

-- Free Wood Videos Here: https://bit.ly/2s0LyPT"

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#5 posted 01-30-2020 03:49 AM

No good turn goes unpunished, I guess. That said, I have had two sources of free wood. In the ‘90s I was a Den Leader for some Cub Scouts. When we got to doing wood working projects, at first I used Den dues for the materials. After that first expenditure, I started looking for free materials. I went to the Salvation Army to see about pieces of wood. If someone donates a dresser, and they pick it up, the SA may find that a drawer face is nailed shut because the innards broke and are gone. They will use the remains for something else being fixed up, and then the rest gets crushed. I used to show up on Friday afternoon and took stuff that was against the fence (stuff was sold on pallets, what wasn’t purchased got left against that fence) and took what I could use. They didn’t have to pay to crush it, my Cub’s parents were out no money. Win-win!

In California, the movie industry is big. One summer when my eldest son was at golf camp, I asked the production people producing a movie there if I could raid their dumpster for some scraps. The guy told me to drive my car around and they would give me some wood. They filled the trunk of my car with cut-offs! They didn’t have to pay to dispose of it, and we got a lot of good wood.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Steve

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#6 posted 01-30-2020 07:53 AM



No good turn goes unpunished, I guess. That said, I have had two sources of free wood. In the 90s I was a Den Leader for some Cub Scouts. When we got to doing wood working projects, at first I used Den dues for the materials. After that first expenditure, I started looking for free materials. I went to the Salvation Army to see about pieces of wood. If someone donates a dresser, and they pick it up, the SA may find that a drawer face is nailed shut because the innards broke and are gone. They will use the remains for something else being fixed up, and then the rest gets crushed. I used to show up on Friday afternoon and took stuff that was against the fence (stuff was sold on pallets, what wasn t purchased got left against that fence) and took what I could use. They didn t have to pay to crush it, my Cub s parents were out no money. Win-win!

In California, the movie industry is big. One summer when my eldest son was at golf camp, I asked the production people producing a movie there if I could raid their dumpster for some scraps. The guy told me to drive my car around and they would give me some wood. They filled the trunk of my car with cut-offs! They didn t have to pay to dispose of it, and we got a lot of good wood.

- Dark_Lightning


That’s the way to do it! Win-win for sure.

Did you ever find out what movie they were filming?

-- Free Wood Videos Here: https://bit.ly/2s0LyPT"

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#7 posted 02-01-2020 02:28 AM


No good turn goes unpunished, I guess. That said, I have had two sources of free wood. In the 90s I was a Den Leader for some Cub Scouts. When we got to doing wood working projects, at first I used Den dues for the materials. After that first expenditure, I started looking for free materials. I went to the Salvation Army to see about pieces of wood. If someone donates a dresser, and they pick it up, the SA may find that a drawer face is nailed shut because the innards broke and are gone. They will use the remains for something else being fixed up, and then the rest gets crushed. I used to show up on Friday afternoon and took stuff that was against the fence (stuff was sold on pallets, what wasn t purchased got left against that fence) and took what I could use. They didn t have to pay to crush it, my Cub s parents were out no money. Win-win!

In California, the movie industry is big. One summer when my eldest son was at golf camp, I asked the production people producing a movie there if I could raid their dumpster for some scraps. The guy told me to drive my car around and they would give me some wood. They filled the trunk of my car with cut-offs! They didn t have to pay to dispose of it, and we got a lot of good wood.

- Dark_Lightning

That s the way to do it! Win-win for sure.

Did you ever find out what movie they were filming?

- Steve

It was part of the movie “Black Sheep” (not the ‘Black Sheep Squadron” TV series). Never saw the movie, though, lol.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 02-05-2020 01:27 PM


No good turn goes unpunished, I guess. That said, I have had two sources of free wood. In the 90s I was a Den Leader for some Cub Scouts. When we got to doing wood working projects, at first I used Den dues for the materials. After that first expenditure, I started looking for free materials. I went to the Salvation Army to see about pieces of wood. If someone donates a dresser, and they pick it up, the SA may find that a drawer face is nailed shut because the innards broke and are gone. They will use the remains for something else being fixed up, and then the rest gets crushed. I used to show up on Friday afternoon and took stuff that was against the fence (stuff was sold on pallets, what wasn t purchased got left against that fence) and took what I could use. They didn t have to pay to crush it, my Cub s parents were out no money. Win-win!

In California, the movie industry is big. One summer when my eldest son was at golf camp, I asked the production people producing a movie there if I could raid their dumpster for some scraps. The guy told me to drive my car around and they would give me some wood. They filled the trunk of my car with cut-offs! They didn t have to pay to dispose of it, and we got a lot of good wood.

- DarkLightning

That s the way to do it! Win-win for sure.

Did you ever find out what movie they were filming?

- Steve

It was part of the movie “Black Sheep” (not the Black Sheep Squadron” TV series). Never saw the movie, though, lol.

- DarkLightning

Black Sheep movie trailer

I’m not sure you missed too much LOL

-- Free Wood Videos Here: https://bit.ly/2s0LyPT"

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