Please tell me that it’s not just me. I just woke up a few days and realized that I have A LOT of useless crap in my backyard. Like many people I build with reclaimed materials (You can look at things I have for sale here), therefore I’m always on the lookout for free lumber, tin, doors, sinks, pallets, etc. etc.
It just builds up. Now I have a great deal of materials that I can turn into either profit, things for the house, or things for the shop. In the the picture above there is a pedestal sink that I salvaged from a remodel, a sheet of pegboard (I hate pegboard), good heartwood pine 2x4s, a half table top that would make a nice entry table. And this is only one pile. But there was also a lot of wood that I’ll never use: to many nails, rotted, twisted, bowed, to small.
How Often Do You Cull Your Scrap Pile?
I’m not pruning mine enough. You should see my store room [but I’d have to take a picture first], before remodeling my bath room I had everything in its place I could use my work table, my reloading bench, access my ammo, I was even working on a practice rifle-stock that I was making from a 2×6. I cant find the stock, I can’t see my work bench, and I can’t get to my ammo! My shop is coming along I build a nice little router stand, a new bandsaw station, new shelving, and am working on a french cleat system. But there’s still crap everywhere. So how do you keep your scrap piles manageable?