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On Sun, 16 May 2021 18:45:27 -0700 (PDT), Sonny

On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 6:02:11 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Sat, 8 May 2021 20:47:57 -0700 (PDT), Sonny
On Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1:19:30 AM UTC-5, Puckdropper wrote:
Ed Pawlowski wrote in :
One way to get some plywood
A car salesman I play hockey with just posted his dealership got in a bunch
of new Corvettes. Guess they want to do some renovations!


Yesterday, I detoured 1/2 mile to get a plate lunch at a local store. Saw an on going reroofing job with lots of ply in the dumpster. Stopped by, asked to dumpster dive and picked up 1/4 truck load of 1/2" ply "scrap", more than enough to build a work bench and upper cabinets for my nephew's shop.... about half hour's work.

Update: Got the main and "screen" doors installed on nephew's pool house. "Screen" door with no screen, but acrylic glass.... nephew's wife wanted to see her new main door. Threshold and its foundation needed work, as well, and got that done prior to door install. Large window still needs a little trim (paint) work. Scroll right for 2 more pics.

Today, I pulled out lots of lumber to start the work bench/cabinets build. Yeah, as K, in the past, when I'd go to to Lowes, HD, etc., I'd always pick up sheets of ply for future use..... and dumpster dive when I saw good pickings.

Looks good. Are the grills real or just for looks?

K, I missed this post back in May.

The grills are real. All those moldings were a tedious job to finish.

I guess so! The fit is perfect, too.

Latest project - I'm gonna one up Leon, here.....
I made 2 sheets of 1/2" ply from dumpster diving finds.

One's got paint on it though.

Update: I mentioned before, nephew bought a farm last year. He's doing extensive remodeling of the house. We did some work on the pool house. The farm had a 30X50 metal shop that was empty.... nephew had/has lots of stuff on the floor. I built him two 12' work benches and gave him a work table with wood vise. This dumpster dive plywood will be used to make backing for upper cabinets for one of the work benches. Gave him peg boards and lots of hangers, so his shop is getting there, slowly but surely. About 2 months ago, I bought a 3 phase Unisaw, from a school auction, for $175. Came with Unifence, side table, outfeed roller rack and a couple of miter gauges. I ordered a new motor and will replace the side table with a Formica topped one. Nephew will get this saw, also.

Can the shop be heated? AC? In my last house I was relegated to the
garage and attic. For 12-14 weeks in the summer I had to find
something else to do. ...not to mention rust.

I made sure this time I have a basement. It gets a little warm for a
few weeks but a little 8K BTU window AC cools it and provides the
dehumidifier for that period. I have a dehumidifier for May through
September. Our electricity is cheap so the cost is minimal.