Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Deconstruction and Used Lumber: Succeeding in the Home Based Salvage and Recycling Business: Techniques and Ideas - Part 2

In Part 1 I discussed how I was able to get this old house to tear down. This is the continuing story. I only work at it 2-3 hours per day. For those few hours I always come home with at least $150 to $250 worth of lumber at retail value. Some will end up being worth less and some more. Much of the lumber is around 100 years old. Most is old growth and much is 1/4 sawn as well.

It was a real struggle to get the roofing planks off. They were not only covered with many layers of composition roofing, but shiplapped as well. With shiplap, you have to start at the top and work your way down.

I gambled and decided to pull down the ends of the roof hoping I wouldn't break too much lumber. My gamble paid off.

I'll be adding more photos and video as the project proceeds. I expect to end up with many thousands worth of lumber, lumber that you can't even find in yards today.

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