Stopped by a building being demolished and went inside. Had a hundred panels of
old, quarter-inch plywood (almost always painted pale green on one side). I
offered the guy a dollar a panel for each one he salvaged and removing nails. I
loaded up my storage building with these 4 by 8 foot boards.
I just LOVE this good old thin plywood. It's a joy to work with, stronger than
flakeboard crap of today, so light and easy to move into place. They just made
the stuff BETTER, 50 years ago, than the crap of today.
burlap!?! we had to weave our shead eylashes in to bags if we wanted
something to put on our feet.... and that's for the few of us that had
I too find that wood in general is of much poorer quality these
days. (and i'm only 33) I look at plywood and dimensional lumber and
plywood from the 70s-80s and only see that in the "premium" stacks
If you look hard, you can find good wood in the stacks, but i'd
estimate that it's only 1 in 10 pieces in my personal experience.
(of course, i'm looking for the closest i can get to quarter-sawn
as i can get... usually getting a just "off" center cut.)
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
Boy, it was five miles UPHILL to get to school and five miles UPHILL to get
back. In two feet of snow. With wolves chasing us. We were tough in those
days not like the candy-ass kids today.
However - old growth wood is a lot stronger than second or third growth timber.
It's a matter of cost; the old stuff is used up (mostly) and the new stuff is
not as hard or strong. Flakeboard is chips of real wood in a matrix of glue.
Heavy and reasonably strong, it makes use of what used to be thrown away.
What he said. The cheap (aka nearby) supplies of good wood are mostly used
up, other than in the preserve areas, where they should STAY unmolested so
our great-great grandkids can see what real trees look like. Used to use
what would now be furniture-grade 1/4 inch ply for soffits, and clear-grain
or even redwood for fascia board. I could cry thinking of all the scraps I
threw on the burn pile as a kid. Who knew? Nowadays, a 2-3 foot stick of
clear grain anything, you stick it in the save box for a rainy day.
(yeah, we used to burn on-site back then, even in town. different world.)
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