I stopped by a dumpster behind a home decor store that was renovating and
picked up a pickup load of stuff early this morning. I'm not sure what it
is but it is sure heavy and it's not oak. There must be a dozen pieces of
the stuff in my haul and more in that dumpster. I had an appointment at my
health club so I had to leave a lot more behind.. I can vision a piece of
fine furniture with this stuff. Maybe even another ultimate router table.
Wow, a gloat deserving of a roaring "you suck". That is some fine figured
MDF (morteius definium fir). Judging from the perforated stuff it might
have come from Iraq. You can surely make some fine furniture now. Check
Ikea for design ideas.
C'mon, Bill. Larry just likes a freebie as much as the rest of us. I'm
sure your tounge was planted firmly in cheek during most or all of that
The legs (6) on my new couch were unacceptable, so it's sitting on
refinished sections of old dining table (oak, I think) legs, found by
the side of the road. Stained 'em to match the new mahogany floor.
Some new product display racks for my bottle stoppers are made from
found plexiglass from the back of a plastic company, what they consider
small scraps. All of the cabinets, stands, drawers etc. in my shop were
built with used melamine, salvaged from cabinets my "day job" company
was discarding. I still have about 6 sheets left, if I ever expand the
shop. Why should this useful stuff go to fill up a landfill?
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle!
Yes, TIC and I know Larrys was too. He knows MDF when he sees it and would
never mistake it for Oak. First rule of Dumpster Diving is to know shit
Bill Pounds - who's legs have dangled out of more than one dumpster.
Check out your local printer who prints large sheets of paper. They buy the
paper bulk loaded on skids. Because the paper is easily damaged, the skids
are usually of high quality wood with no spaces or gaps in the top. Also
bulk paper needs to be strapped down to the skid so they need to use a top
or lid to prevent the straps from damaging the paper, this also needs to be
made of good quality material and is often a sheet of plywood. I am still
working on my stack of skid lids that I collected on my job before I retired
from the printing business. They were made out of 7/8" thick dressed pine.
After removing marks, cutting out knots and some minor wood damage, it makes
good wood for jigs, supports and other smaller items -- best of all it was
Shazzam! You found a muthaload of the fabled Wormy MDF!
watson - who is thinking of posting some pix on how to turn wormy mdf
into cheery aid cherry - my most favoritest wood.
(don't worry none - i'm just foolin')
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
mix vinegar and baking soda...
apply to surface
apply stain of choice while mixture is damp
watch chemical reaction and see your burl forming..
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