My brother tipped me off that the university machine shop was getting
rid of some wood, so I went down and took a look in their dumpster.
I managed to salvage about 65bf worth of well-aged oak, some of it
stained or painted, but all in decent shape. Size all over the map from
1x2x48 all the way up to 12x74x3/4.
Also found a 9-foot 2x3 in fir with beautiful straight grain.
Not bad for an hour of digging...