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Forum topic by Knockonit posted 05-01-2018 02:22 PM 774 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Knockonit

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05-01-2018 02:22 PM

Well now, it seems to me the fad of using reclaimed wood is getting out of hand, some of this stuff is going for well over 10 bucks a lineal foot on junk, and if they calc it via BF, then its outta site, i can buy exotic import stuff for the basic same price. and not have to machine, sand, plane, ect.

I get it, reclaiming wood, some of it is amazingly beautiful, but ca’mon, its used.

am i outta line here.
Rj in az


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jerkylips

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#1 posted 05-01-2018 02:27 PM

agreed 100%. Now factor in stuff like luxury vinyl plank flooring that looks like barn wood. EVERYONE is putting it in their houses. 5-10 years from now I think they will be disappointed when it looks as trendy as this…

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#2 posted 05-01-2018 02:28 PM

free market you don’t have to buy it. I don’t now and then I will recycle a pallet if it has interesting wood in it but I don’t buy it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 05-01-2018 02:58 PM

You just can’t buy a vintage avocado green radar range anymore…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Knockonit

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#4 posted 05-01-2018 03:15 PM

lOl, but i did buy a turquoise toilet circa 1950’s the other day to complete an early 50’s ensemble for a remodel we were doing, found it in a old plumbing yard, that saved this stuff, some new guts and the homeowner is in love with it. lol

as for free market, i get it, just making comment on how the prices keep inching up, making it almost useless to some.
Rj

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#5 posted 05-01-2018 03:32 PM

I just ripped out a forest green sink, toilet, towel holder and toilet paper holder…. I should of sold them off as vintage… -_-

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#6 posted 05-01-2018 05:21 PM

RJ, I noticed some guy selling Oak planks out of the flooring of tractor trailers for $8 per sf. It is basically 6/4 material, so he is asking $6.40 per bf +/-

Sad thing, is that the wood originally cost about $2.30/bf new and they got about 30 yrs use of it.
Not to mention the guy selling it probably got paid to remove it and replace it with new planks.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Knockonit

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#7 posted 05-01-2018 11:15 PM

yep, i visited a couple joints that had reclaimed wood, most of it was mundane products, however did come across some really nicely figured stuff, but ca’mon 12 to 20 bucks a bf, and dealing with holes, milling ect.

i just think i’ll wander thru joints and buy what i can thats in new or good shape, and deal with it that way, a good deal does occassionaly show up, if one is vigilant.

good luck
Rj

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#8 posted 05-02-2018 04:53 AM

Ugliest fixtures I ever had to deal with were chocolate brown—tub, sink, and throne. Why would anybody even make such stuff, let alone choose it?

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#9 posted 05-03-2018 06:49 PM

My church just bought a new receptionist desk that had a 2×4 frame with a reclaimed wood skin on it. I hate to think what they paid for it.

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#10 posted 05-07-2018 09:57 PM



You just can t buy a vintage avocado green radar range anymore…

- DS

or, for that matter, a vintage orange houndstooth sleeveless jumpsuit…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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