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    Talking Wood Gloat

    Ok, gang -

    Y'all tell me how good a gloat this is:

    The other day I noticed, sitting out behind a local liquor store, a couple of wood wine bottle display racks, so I popped in & asked them what was up with those rack out behind their back door, and was told that they were being disposed of.

    I took a closer look & thought they looked a bit ratty - then I got a good whiff. These things are made of CEDAR!!

    So, always being on the lookout for and inexpensive source of materials, I went and got my trusty hammer & began knocking the bad boys apart.

    There were some very nice dividers between each wine-bottle sized well, cedar boards 11/16" thick, 10"wide, tapered at each end, the short side being 36" long, and the long side 43".



    Ok, so nice board. "Big deal", I hear you say. In the Immortal Words of every Infomercial ever made: "But Wait - there's More!"

    I scored a total of 68 of these boards.



    That's right - 68 of 'em.

    I ripped one down, just to see what I could see:



    These are some nice smooth edges:



    Oh, the "Gloat" part? Aside from about an hours worth of knocking them apart, these 68 wonderful smelling Cedar boards cost me absolutely NOTHING.

    Wheeeee!

    -Kevin in Indy (Can anybody tell I'm in a good mood?)
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    Oh yeah, that's a gloatworthy find. Whatcha gonna make?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Oh yeah, that's a gloatworthy find. Whatcha gonna make?
    with all that ceder a sana comes to mind..

    I wont ruin your wood gloat with my latest wood gloat. I'll save that for another thread..

    great looking stuff.
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    Ya never know where your going to score a great wood find do ya Nice find and a good bit of recycling also Be sure to show us what ya build with the cedar

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    any wood gloat is a good gloat
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    Wow! That's what I would call a gooooooood wood gloat!!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    My kind of Wood...

    but as always, LOML really hates when I dumpster dive.

    It is terrible that all of that almost ended up in a land fill.

    GOOD JOB...

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    Kevin :

    That's a gloat in my book! Please keep us apprised of what you build with it . . .

    "Curbside shopping" is the phrase we use when we rescue things from the garbage truck.

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartee Lamar View Post
    My kind of Wood...

    but as always, LOML really hates when I dumpster dive.

    It is terrible that all of that almost ended up in a land fill.

    GOOD JOB...
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