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Old 02-11-2014, 09:47 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 100 year old home in Eustis Fl and I am removing the tongue and groove decking. The deck is 41'X10' with and extension of 11'X7". The wood is pine (I believe) and needs to be worked. I was wondering if there is a market for this? I also have ton of lathe that I removed from the old plaster walls. any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance.

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Ayuh,..... Have a Campfire,.....

The lathe is good kindlin', 'n nothin' else,....

'n I find it really hard to believe pine would last 100 years as an outdoor deck,....

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Ayuh,..... Have a Campfire,.....

The lathe is good kindlin', 'n nothin' else,....

'n I find it really hard to believe pine would last 100 years as an outdoor deck,....
It's a covered porch, you can see it on my avatar.
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The old porch decking is usually fir---and is still available today---so the market for used porch decking might be limited--

Google--'architectural salvage' and your location---there are architectural junk yards in most metropolitan areas--see if they have used porch decking and the cost---
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Agree on 100 yr old pine, unless maybe heart pine. My guess would be cypress or teak. Florida is not kind to wood outdoors, even covered.
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Agree on 100 yr old pine, unless maybe heart pine. My guess would be cypress or teak. Florida is not kind to wood outdoors, even covered.
It definitely shows age but most is reusable. Some are heavy for the size which make me think the heart pine for my first choice?
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It definitely shows age but most is reusable. Some are heavy for the size which make me think the heart pine for my first choice?
Ayuh,... Maybe ya oughta get ta schemin' for yerself,...

All sortsa stuff you could build outa that lumber,...

What's on yer "To Do" list,..??
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There are several things that can be done with it. Post on Craig's list and make a few dollars. Find a local artist community that are into frame making and sell or give it. Find Habitat for humanity they can either us it or sell in in their resale shops and you would get a tax deduction.
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There are several things that can be done with it. Post on Craig's list and make a few dollars. Find a local artist community that are into frame making and sell or give it. Find Habitat for humanity they can either us it or sell in in their resale shops and you would get a tax deduction.
I put it on craigslist yesterday, 4 inquiries already!
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Reclaimed wood furniture and art is pretty popular right now. You're getting in at the right time.

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