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Where Do You Find Used Building Materials?

| 3/16/2010 11:15:29 AM

UsedWindowsUsing reclaimed building materials in your home projects is a great way to save money while preventing useful objects from going to a landfill.

Last month, we conducted a poll to see how many people took advantage of used building materials, and the overwhelming majority of those who responded had done so.

We have an article that highlights some places to look for used materials, but now we’d like to know where you go and what techniques you use to find the goods. Does your community have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore that stays well-stocked with used lumber? Is there a local construction company that gives away old windows and doors when it remodels a house? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Also, feel free to share stories about your DIY projects that have included used building materials.


10/17/2014 7:06:20 AM

Most of the excellence of SketchUp for the last four years or so have come from the community. Not very much has happened to the core program in terms of modeling features. Now I've never heard of Trimble before. I hope they talk to the community to about what's going on and what their plans are. I'm sure a lot of people are worried, me among them.

4/27/2014 8:44:34 AM

I found someone selling very good Anderson Windows (double Hung and Casement/picture) that are very low cost in Warren, NJ. Good opportunity. Seema

3/26/2014 4:27:07 AM

There is a pallet making company close to where I live. They have pallets that are not of use so they burn them. I asked and they gave me a truck load of pallets. Another place is my local hardware store. They have old pallets that they get rid of. So just ask and I got pallets.

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