Top Five places to find free wood for your woodworking projects

Top Five places to find free wood for your woodworking projects
Top Five places to find free wood for your woodworking projects.

here are some places I recommend in the video.

sixtyfiveford
https://www.youtube.com/user/sixtyfiveford

Izzy Swan
https://www.youtube.com/user/rusticman1973

craigslist
http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites

freecycle
https://www.freecycle.org/

noticraig
http://noticraig.com/

I just learned noticraig has shut down, you can try these alternatives
http://www.searchtempest.com/
http://zoomthelist.com/
http://www.totalcraigsearch.com/

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Work Table

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Top Five places to find free wood for your woodworking projects

11 thoughts on “Top Five places to find free wood for your woodworking projects”

  1. I've been watching sixteyfiveford for years now.His channel has lots of really awesome free and re-purposed material projects.The storage shed he built from free pallets is beautiful.

  2. One idea that has worked well for me is talking to local contractors that do home remodeling, during the demo you never know what goods you'll end up with..maple floors, more 2x4s than you can handle, oak 1×6's etc

  3. One of the best tips I ever learned was to go to flooring stores that sell hardwood flooring. Ask for their leftover/end boards that they no longer need or use. I have several 8ft long pieces of walnut waiting to be made into something.

    I started taking that wood and making veneer out of it as well, so those thin pieces I can get several pieces of veneer, use scrap/low quality wood I get for free, and make some nice pieces with the veneer. I'm not good at the veneering part yet, but it'll come with time.

  4. i go to my local lumber store and ask if they have any bowed or broken wood and they usually just give it to me. i only do small projects so i don't care if its split. i cut it out and use the other part of the board

  5. I feel a bit stupid since I hadn't ever thought or considered looking online for places that give wood for free or at a low price. It's been a while since I don't work with wood but I'm in the process of getting into it again and I will definitely try looking online on those sites!

  6. Thanks for sharing. Great tips, I'm trying a few.

    I have some experience with breaking up pallets and I used a special crowbar that did a pretty good job. Then a friend came along with one of those solid old spades with a long tip and accomplished the job in half the time. His spade had a large surface which he could wedge under each board stopping it from splitting – that is the secret, surface area in contact with the pallet.

    I normally recover over 70% of the wood in a pallet. Even with the most damaged pallets still yield about 15%. The reclaimed wood is ideal for jig-making and outdoor furniture. Otherwise, leave it alone – its too much work prepping.

  7. I love crigslist for free or very cheap wood but their are many awesome ways to get awesome wood some of the best would be head boards. we also get bed frams and metal filing cabins to do metal projects with we have also use washer , dryers, lockers, their a bunch of stuff out their for metal projects for free. with a welder and a grinder you can make some cool projects for little to no money and you can get free kids bolts and screws. and then when done just scrap the rest not a bad deal.

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