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Forum topic by oldwood posted 02-07-2018 04:30 AM 634 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2018 04:30 AM

My biggest activity is building outdoor furniture from kiln dried cypress. As I am very careful to get the most out of the material and the fact that I am a packrat, I have a lot of off cuts on hand. They are mostly strips from 1” to 3” wide and 8” long on up. There is some 2” thick stuff also. There is some wider stuff but most of it is quite short. Long story short, it needs to go. The best use I can think of for it would be someone who builds toys. There is at least a half pick-up truck load.
I will almost give it away if someone would come get it or help with gas to meet you somewhere within 100 miles or so.
I am in the Southeast corner of Ms, an hour from Mobile or hour and a half from New Orleans. If you are interested give me a shout please.

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#1 posted 02-07-2018 07:05 PM

Possibly use for end grain cutting boards. I’m not very familiar with it so I’m only guessing is it hard enough for that.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 02-08-2018 01:55 AM

I can’t imagine many people who would have any more use for it than you do. If I kept scraps like that, I wouldn’t have enough space for woodworking equipment.

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 04:26 AM

I have done this with left-over cherry strips. I glue them together to make wider pieces that can then be used for structural components inside of furniture pieces. In your situation, I would not hesitate for a minute to glue together the wider pieces for outdoor table tops, chair slats, etc. They would likely be more stable than single piece components.

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#4 posted 02-12-2018 09:46 PM

Just to add my two cents, cypress is very soft so cutting boards are out for a possible use. Maybe a pen turner or small toy maker would be interested. I would try to craigslist the cypress as more of a kindling wood for campfires. I’m not one for burning wood that I had to pay for but it sounds like you have a ton of it. Time to move it on.


-- Papa Red

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#5 posted 02-13-2018 04:16 AM

Look who showed up. Turns out Mr Ron lives only a couple miles from me and builds model trains and trucks, so he is the proud owner of most of it now.
Thanks for the replies. Much to soft for cutting boards and to time consuming to glue up and the really skinny stuff makes great kindling for the neighbors and I and the really short/small stuff goes on the burn pile.
If I ever get through doing tool and machine maintenance and cleaning the shop I’ll be making lots more so if anyone else is interested let me know.

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#6 posted 02-13-2018 08:09 PM

Glad it went to good use.


-- Papa Red

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