I have a 100 + year old building that will be coming down. It has 10"x10"
posts on 8'x12' centers...hundreds of them. I don't know what species but
they are hard as rock. Is it worth trying to find out what they are, find a
market and salvage these?
Could be old-growth pine. We took down an old corn crib a few years
ago. Beautiful wood.
We sanded it down and removed all the nails so that it could be resawed
on a bandsaw without ruining the blade. Made some wonderful bookcases
in the church pastor's office.
Tom Gardner nospam wrote:
Tom Gardner wrote:
> Near East side, Buckeye/Woodland area...E.82nd street. Mapquest: 2680
Small bloody world.
I lived a couple of different places, while going to school, just off
Buckeye or as it was known back then "pesht blvd" since it was a first
generation Hungarian neighborhood.
I hear ya.
Times change, people and neighborhoods also change.
From memory, you must be somewhere near the old facilities of that
fastner manufacturing outfit that moved to Mentor and later, either
sold out or was shut down.
Can't remember the name of the company.
You might be surprised. And then if what you were doing is legal.
I have three saguaros on my property and there is a permit involved if
I want to do anything with them. Except to hire a cactus surgeon if
they are in trouble. I am sure he pays a fee to be in this business
At any rate the timbers in question have got to be worth $250.00 each
if I read the HD costs correctlty. And then again much more if they are
real hardwood etc.
There are many businesses that recycle timbers like these. Some of the
timber frame house companies do this or work with compinies that do. Just
about any kind of old big wood will be valuable to somebody. Many luxury
homes claim recycled timbers like these.
Tom, try to see if the building was ever used to store alcoholic
beverages..........then check out this site:
Pretty cool huh!
Good luck Lyndell
P.S. I need to place an order for some wire brushes. I keep getting busy and
forgetting. Anyway let me know if you are going to offer some of these
timbers on a buy and pick up basis. I may want a few of these. Always
looking for something to turn or build with. Someone with a bandsaw could
rip them to dimensional sizes.
Which old factory is coming down now, Tom? There have been a number removed
around W 117th Street. One old factory that my wife used to work in about 20
years ago looks like it needs to go...
I have been driving right by there the past week. We rebuilt two porches on
128th Street just off Buckeye. I have to go back to one to finish some trim,
I'll take a peek at your project. The timber sounds like it should be quite
'sellable'. A guy I worked with tore down old buildings and sold the timber and
he even went to adjoining states to get buildings.
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