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I just recently pulled up a lot of particle board used as half-:censored: decking in my shed attic. Some of it is good size, some 2' by 4', some 4' x 4', not all particularly square.

This is the only stuff that that I ever put on Craigslist and on the curb with a 'Free' sign that never disappeared in my neighborhood, and that is saying something. A cracked paint bucket full of painted plywood scraps disappeared before I finished walking back to the house. Small bits of plywood disappears like it was money lying on the ground. A lady once drove across the state to pick up a trunk full of rocks from my yard.

Particle board - no takers.

Do people do any furniture work with it? It useless in structure, can't take moisture. Any thoughts on useful ways to make it go away? I got about three 4' by 8' sheets worth of it, in pieces. I'll cut it up and sneak it out in the trash if need be, but I hate doing that (especially since I have to sit and cut it all up).
 

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Ya can't even burn the stuff in a wood stove, like I do with 2x4 scraps.

New particle board isn't great for much of anything other than maybe shelving in a closet. Used particle board? Just trash it.
 

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You know those kids that stand around at intersections waiting for handouts with signs saying "Anything will help - God Bless You".

The word "Anything" would include used pieces of particle board, wouldn't it?

Who knows? An enterprising squeegee kid might be able to sell them to passing motorists for $2 each. Just make up a sign on your computer's printer that can be stuck to the pieces, and some kid would be willing to sell them at a street corner. And, he wouldn't give a damm if he's breaking a city by-law against running a business without a license.
 

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Around here I can put that in my trash as long as it fits in the city provided bin. I would lay all 3 together on saw horses and cut them all atonce in to 12"x12" (approximate) then feed them in to my trash can over a couple weeks. Cutting them up shouldn't take 10 minutes.
 

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Ayuh,.... Some musician friends of mine tell me particle board is the ultimate speaker cabinet material, for the uniform harmonics,.....
 
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