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Offline MarkAndDebbie

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Cull lumber at HD
« on: May 20, 2007, 03:21:40 AM »
I recommend walking by the Cull lumber whenever you go into a HD or lowes. I just got 2 half sheets of pegboard for .$51 each. Nothing wrong with them (except the green spraypaint ;) ).  I also got 1/2 sheet of PT 3/4 ply for $.51 - the other half was damaged (it was probably still worth it).

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Re: Cull lumber at HD
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 05:03:11 AM »
Our lumber yard cleans out culls every once in a while.  I got a couple units of lumber - for about 1/2 price or less.  I used a lot of the twisty stuff on the deer fence - a lot was straight to fairly straight.  Used some for concrete forms too.
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Re: Cull lumber at HD
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 05:57:14 AM »
Humm isn't all of Home Despots lumber cull :-/  ;D
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Re: Cull lumber at HD
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 08:16:58 PM »
You're such a realist, PEG.  Let's play pretend.  Then lets pretend that the lumber grade stamps mean something too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 06:23:24 AM »
I'm with PEG on this one.  I'm very lucky to have two local lumber mills that price some stuff so cheap I feel guilty about them killing the tree.  I had to get 3 18' 6x6 posts (rough cut hemlock) to put up a sign and they were $28 each.

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Re: Cull lumber at HD
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 07:34:21 AM »
It never hurts to ask if you see a damaged piece.  A couple of years ago, I was building some oak cabinets for our kitchen.  Our local Menard's (Northern Lowe's) had a 4 x 8 3/4" Oak plywood that some yahoo had used as a work bench while sawing.  Had a kerf mark on the bad side.

I talked to the manager and got it for $5.00.  Filled in the Kerf with wood putty, and laid it out so you would never see the fix.  

Worked for me!
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