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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    old pine score

    In the town where I teach they have been renovating one of the old buildings in town that was built in the early 1900's. I was asking my students if they knew who was doing the renovation. I found out it was one of their uncles. To make a long story short we hooked up and I am getting the old floor joists that are original to the building. There's around 15 or 20, 12 foot long, rough sawn full size 2 x 12's. I ran down yesterday and got a couple to check out to see if they are still worth getting, they are! As I suspected it's old pine. It has between 60 and 70 growth rings per inch. It's some gorgeous stuff. Here's a picture of a small piece i cut off to check. I bookmatched a piece to see how it'll look. The picture doesn't do it justice.

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  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Looks like a great score, John! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
    Bill Arnold
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  3. #3
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    Escondido, CA

    And nice score.

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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    Beautiful wood, and preserving something from long long ago too.

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    Sep 2015
    Central valley, calif.
    Old wood is good. Even old floor joists were beautiful. Nice detective work locating the owner.


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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Lucky you. I suspect some great projects will follow.
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  8. #8
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Nice score! That grain is beautiful. I once lived in a house built in1880. The floor joists varied from 10 to 12 inches, and 1 7/8 to 2 wide. I'd have liked to take some away, but the house would have fallen down.

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  9. #9
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Looks great, John. Looking forward to see what the joists become.
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  10. #10
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Thanks all. We went down this morning and picked up the rest of the lumber. There was I think 25 total and most were 15 footers. I'm pumped! Free money wise is always good, definitely not free in the labor department. I see in my future pulling about 50 lbs on #8 nails and various hardware. Here's a picture of the first three I picked up the other day and the stack from today.Click image for larger version. 

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