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Any suggestions for 100 year old pine joists?

Postby oldbamboo » Tue May 19, 2020 9:34 pm

Hey all,
First post - I havent read through the catalogue so apologies but this is more a conversation starter than specific problem! - I have some 100 year old pine timber joists from my attic conversion last year. I'm keeping them dry in my garage and trying to work out what to do with them. I'm not sure on the exact amount (can check in morning) but it's basically every piece of timber from a 20's 3 bed semis roof.
Is it worth denailing them and selling them on - are they good for outdoors? (I'm doing the garden up and they might be good in a pergola) Are they worth working into something decorative?
What would be the best use for them do you think? It would be nice to use them for something personal.

Thanks!
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Postby oldbamboo » Wed May 20, 2020 11:14 am

Did some googling and found this, which helps somehwat (fireplace mantel is one suggestion)
Also, I'll double check they are pine.
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Postby oldbamboo » Wed May 20, 2020 11:32 am

Sorry forgot the link - this is a pretty detailed, free, report on all sorts of reclamation information.

http://www.wrap.org.uk/sites/files/wrap ... 0guide.pdf
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Postby oldbamboo » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:36 am

Hi,
I've denailed about 200 metres of about 300 of this stuff. I'm keen on flogging it or building planters and pergolas in the garden with it if its not worth too much for that to be a crime?
Any thoughts - is this pine btw?
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Postby oldbamboo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:43 pm

wow. some forum. thanks ill go elsewhere,
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