Its not totally complete but its close, I just finished building a window planting box that will go here
Ok, so back to craigslist. Near the end of august I found an ad from a nice guy who was knocking down his cottage on the lake in Morris, CT, he was offering everything inside and the decks outside for free, and of course I was all over it.
I salvaged pressure treated 2x6 & 2x8 deck boards and took home 36- 2x6x16's and 25- 2x8x12's with
a retail value over $770. And other random smaller 2x6 boards. All Like new condition, none of it had cracks and splinters that old decks get. I won't use it for decking anyway, 2x8's for joists and 2x6's for some sort of framing project probably.
I was also allowed to remove interior wood, the entire cottage was covered in wood paneling,
I took about 40-50 1x6 T&G 8' boards (value $250-$325. range) and a stack of other misc wide pine boards and trim/baseboards, all great useful material with a light coat of stain on some on one side and no paint. He also gave me 3 unused 6x6x12 pressure treated boards ($120 value)
A great haul that will come in handy in many ways, and already have, I used some 2x6's for framing that window bump-out and trimmed it out with some of the paneling which I cut the t&g's off.
Other craigslist purchases this winter:
3 bundles of 10 - 8' primed cedar fj clapboards for $100. from Canaan, CT resident
(value approx. $180.)
35 pieces of new 5' rebar for $50. from Torrington, CT resident.
(value approx. $100.00)
50 new unused concrete foundation blocks 16x8x8 from Barkhamsted, CT resident
value approx $75. bought for $30.or $40., can't remember, but still a good deal.
10 Harvey windows - wood interior/aluminum exterior simulated true divided light colonial 6 over 6,
tilt to clean, insulated glass, etc Awesome high end windows for less than crappy new vinyl.
value approx $400.ea bought for $100.ea. from contractor in Sandy Hook, CT
These are them...