And if the neighbours don’t fire me NOW… I’d gift them with some old wood. 🙂
Don’t mind the kiddie pool… it’s there for a splash of colour for the photos.
I liked what I saw! So, I brought it home. ALL OF IT.
Just don’t ask how much my strong, wood luggin’ son appreciates a junker mom right about now.
“I’m paying you less if you complain…”
Because my answer would be as blank as a white plank.
I justify this one as ‘stock’. You can’t just BUY this. You have to FIND it.
It’s like a free, outdoor Costco.
You know about that subliminal music they play in that store, yes? (buy buy buy buy now now now now)
I don’t call it the $300 Store for nothing.
My mouth dried out as my jaw hung open. It was that easy. So he handed me a free starter kit of wood wedges he made himself. They are the secret ingredient.
The wedge provides a surface to pound, so you don’t ruin the (rotten?) wood planks.
Always, always remove nails from boards as soon as you can. Never store them with nails. They are like weapons if you do! Just ask my son’s foot.
Tip: I worked on these wet, and they came apart like butter. The next day they dried, and were tougher to work with.
I haven’t pressure washed these yet, but I will. HERE is how I pressure washed other fence boards. Unbelievable outcome!
I will be going over them with a light touch, so the white paint stays intact as much as possible.
You could also scrub them down with a stiff brush and soapy water, or diluted bleach to remove the mildew. But it’s a LOT more work.
9. But never worry about what you’re gonna do with it all.
Unless you’re planning to move of course…
And just for fun, here’s the last fence haul I brought home.
What would you make with this amazingness?! And feel free to share any tips you may have!