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Old 08-29-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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Recycling wood from demolition


I am doing a kitchen remodel and just finished demolition. The cabinets were knotty pine. Its still in decent condition, just way out of style. I feel like its a waste to just toss them out. Is there somethign I can re-use them for? Or sell them to someone who can use it? What would you guys do?

Also, I took out a wall with framing lumber that's still in good condition. Not sure if its ok to re-use for framing something else.
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Put them on craigslist or hang them in the garage.
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if you have a habitat for humanity rehab store, you could also donate them there.

as long as the framing lumber is in good condition, you can reuse it.

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I'm not big on reusing exterior lumber (don't ask me why), but interior lumber I would definitely reuse if it's not split or bowed. The cabinets would be a cool weekend project to strip and re-stain. Maybe you can make something out of them?
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thanks, good ideas. didn't think of the habitat for humanity. Though the closest one is out of the way for me.

maybe I'll keep the best pieces of pine and do something with it. They were nailed in, so it was hard to take them all down in one piece. So i have a lot of smaller pieces.
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just keep in mind any coating the wood has may contain lead
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just keep in mind any coating the wood has may contain lead
any way to tell if it does have lead?
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If you can't use it, it does make good firewood. I forget where I read this, and don't know if it's true, but apparently the carbon footprint of burning something is not any worse then the carbon footprint of that same item decomposing. So instead of letting a big bulky object take up room in a landfill, may as well burn it.

I don't know if what I read was true though, seems kinda odd, I always figured burning was worse. But if it's just wood and no special coating then it's not bad.
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you can pickup swabs in the home depot...not trying to scare you,just need to be aware
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I put some old cabinets from the folks kitchen remodel in my basement.
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