Free Used Fence Boards

A friend of mine replaced his cedar fence, and of course I can’t say no to free wood. I ended up with about 100 linear feet of panels.

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Both the tops and bottoms of the boards had some rot, and the boards were splitting when I pulled them from the rails, so I decided to just cut them off and keep the centers. The cut-offs will feed my wood stove for a couple of months this winter, so nothing goes to waste.

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The centers are about 40″ long, and almost all of them are in good shape.

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Here’s what the typical grain looks like – a nice weathered gray with a pronounced pattern.

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A couple of the boards had this really interesting pattern. The board here is actually smooth, all of that cross-grain is in the wood. I pulled these out for some special project I’ll think up later.

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Now that I have all of this, what and I going to do with it? It will go in the beach house basement as an accent wall like this…

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Time and Money

Cost: Free

Time: About 3 hours to harvest the wood

 

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