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Old 03-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #11
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I have to look how far away you are from my house, or parents 'other' house, but I'd be up for helping out on this project! I know my distribution facility unloads a trailer or two a month of scrap pallets, that are usually in good condition. As you said, not hard to take a part, just have to be patient with those twisted nails. Most of the cross timber is fairly uniform, I think renting a floor sander might be worthwhile (takes a bit of getting used to). Then a lil varnish or even epoxy.... hmmm....

Good luck on your project, keep pushing forward and let me know if you have more interest in help come spring!

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Old 03-03-2009, 04:05 AM   #12
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! I know my distribution facility unloads a trailer or two a month of scrap pallets, that are usually in good condition
Let me know if they are willing to drop them off at my house if not too far away! I would like 30 or 40 of them that are in acceptable shape!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:07 AM   #13
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Sounds like a great plan, you think your be done in two weeks
I'll be down south of you next month, I think I could help you break in the bar.
But really, Best of luck, it sounds like it could be very therapeutic working on it, and to take an old broken down eye sour to something your be very proud of is the best recycling project I could think of. Remember lot's of pictures.

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Use a skil saw to cut the pallet slats off the support members. That way you won't have to bother with the nails and you can render a pallet very quickly. The boards will be a couple inches shorter but you won't have to worry about nails.

You might want to stay consistent with the type of wood you put down for a floor. The softer wood (pine, etc) will sand/wear/dirty at a faster rate than the hardwood.

Spend the money to insulate that mofo within an inch of it's life. That is one thing that will continue to pay you back through out its life.

Pictures!

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:36 PM   #15
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Let me know if they are willing to drop them off at my house if not too far away! I would like 30 or 40 of them that are in acceptable shape!
Wrk in Mt Joy PA (17552). If you're seriously interested, I'll talk with manager at work- If you felt like renting a uhaul for a day trip I'm pretty sure we could fill it for you with a heads up- I just don't know how much the reclaimer is paying for load. PM me if interested and I'll see what I can work out!

Again good luck and keep us posted!
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:22 PM   #16
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subscribed. looking forward to progress shots.

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Thanks for the enthusiasm folks. I am out of town until friday, but saturday afternoon i will be posting the beginning/before shots of the shed.

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Old 03-04-2009, 01:03 AM   #18
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DSIRE: Incentives by State: Incentives in Maryland

The above link will show incetives that are available to you. This does not cover the obama stiumuls package which will give you a tax rebate of 30% the value of your solar or wind power system.

I will be following this thread closely and wish you the best of luck.
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subscribed, I want a shed. I want a brew house that was once a shed. good luck I will enjoy watching

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No kiddin? I might take you up on the party offer! My Dad lives in Reisterstown. What is that like 40 minutes from you?

I've actually been considering putting plans together like this for my shed. It's about half the size of yours so the walk-in is out of the question but I was thinking more along the lines of just a bar and a couple of easy chairs. Maybe a big screen tv...62 inch HD LCD will work...surround sound and the Stanley Cup Finals.

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