It's popular with me because all my wood is Free wood from when I
worked for a home builder. I wouldn't be able to build any thing if I
had to buy all my wood. I still have a lot of lumber in stock.
12@ 1x 12x 12ft oak
6@ 1x 10 x 12ft oak
15@ 1x12 x 10 ft popular poplar
and a bunch of 4 and 6 ft peices of red redwood
I ran out of the walnut I had .
I need to find some FREE pine.
It is a bad idea on several levels. First, IMO, that doing business or
financial deals with relatives is a bad idea.
I would have to know a lot more before advising to go ahead ... what
relationship? Why does he not go
elsewhere for work? Why is he homeless? How old? Married? Debts?
A mature adult needs their own living space.......living under your roof
makes him responsible to you, and
in combination with doing work on your home, it just seems to invite too
many conflicts. What would
be the rule for work hours, having guests, length of stay? If you set a
time limit and he still "can't find
work", what will you do? How long can he stay before he establishes
legal residency? A competent
carpenter can certainly find work, although it may be another vocation
for a time.
I have know a couple of elderly folks who, when they passed away, left
lists of all the little "loans"
to family. I decided long ago that if family needed money, it would be
a gift and not a loan. If
I can afford to lend it, I can afford to give it, and it is a done
deal. No worry for either party
and no "look at all I've done for you". And it wouldn't be time after
time, because folks either
take responsibility for finances or lose privileges. What doesn't kill
ya/ makes ya' stronger. And
Tell him that you will give him room and board and he can determine
how he can use his re-modeling skills to pay his keep. Tell him that
it is up to him to determine what is fair. If he is truly appreciative
then you will get a great deal. If he is just looking for a handout or
has a problematic lifestyle you'll soon find out and can remove him
from the deal.
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