resources for free wood : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

My appologies to the "old timers"...I know this has been through the mill a hundred times, but I wouldn't have learned this stuff if someone wouldn't have told me!

Free wood: Look for pallet companies in your area. Most places have a scrap heap just outside their door that they are willing to give away, or sell at very reasonable prices. The one near me uses oak, and the scraps are a perfect fit for the stove.

Keep in mind that the wood will probably be "green" and needs to dry out for awhile. . From what I'm told, the wood will be ready to burn when it has "cracks" coming out from the center.

Best regards,


-- Dan (, May 05, 1999


Any way to know if the wood is chemically treated and unsafe to burn?

-- gal (, May 05, 1999.

I guess the only way to know would be to ask them...

-- Dan (, May 05, 1999.

There is plenty of FREE wood left by tree trimmers for the power companies.

-- SCOTTY (, May 05, 1999.

Dan .... you overlooked the easiest one of all. With the greatest housing boom since WWII, go to the big developments near you and ask for the scrap wood (especially the rafter ends that are cut off a nice 18"-24". I also found a LOT of 2x4s, 2x6sand 2x8s with a few nails to pull, that were being discarded, as it's not worth the carpenters time/money to salvage them. Have enough wood to burn AND enough to build my chicken house !! They just cart it to the dump, so I'm doing them a favor. Eagle

-- Hal Walker (, May 05, 1999.

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