Daniel L Abbink
We all know buying wood can get very expensive. Here are a couple solutions for  getting good solid wood without breaking your bank account. Free furniture  on craigslist. Another is Auctions I just bought these two pieces on an online auction for $5 each. The head board is solid Oak not sure about the dresser yet.I take them home cut them up and add to my supply. How much would you pay for that much oak at the store.toys 072.jpg  toys 071.jpg
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john lewman
This source of reclaimed wood is genius and priceless! What great idea.
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Bucko
Very good score, I repurposed an old Oak door this past summer.
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Daniel L Abbink
Thank You John and Bucko I always watch craigslist and the online auction for deals like this. Saw these  and new no one would bid on them due to there condition . The min. bid is $5 . Last  summer I found two oak desk for free on craigslist. One had an inch and a half solid oak top that is now my work bench.
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BadBob
There is hardwood inside of couches and box springs. I'm not sure if its worth the evert to get it out but it is there. Usually poplar but you never know.

I watch for things people put out for trash for this very reason. Mostly its junk particle board but every once in awhile.
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Bill Fishlore
A lot depends on what you need and what tools you've got. I do a lot of building blocks. They need to be hardwood. My favorites are birch and beech. If you have a bandsaw, especially one with the kit to raise the cutting height, you can get lots of suitable wood for blocks and other small toys by resawing firewood logs. If you add a planer to your arsenal you can turn those boards into finished material pretty easily. It sounds pretty hard but by the time you have done three or four you are an expert and can produce a year's supply of quality stock in a day or two.
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