Monday, September 5, 2011
Free Building Materials!
Byron loaned me his table saw, which also sat for a year. It will cut much deeper than the skilsaw most of the house was built with. When I started making the cuts, a rich chocolate smell filled the cottage--a distinct old oak smell.
It took a few hours just to cut the rough shape and the blade wasn't quite deep enough, so a sawzall finished the cuts. The wood is so hard the circuit breaker kept popping and the wood burned as it cut.
After trudging through the plumbing and fire sprinkler steps, doing some artsy work was a welcomed change.
The other free find are some large wood bifold doors that will fit the 8' closet space. The whole 'repurposed' theme is NOT part of goal with this place, but when you find really good stuff that fits and is free, all the better