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so, as I mentioned I've been stripping pallets at work, and I recently found a cool desk at the dump... however, while at work today during a test drive I happened to see the guys from the office furniture sales/rental warehouse throwing out a whole pallet full of boards. I quickly pulled over and sayd "hey, can I have that?" and they said "uh, sure" so I went and got my car and filled the trunk and the back seat. He said it was about 3 months worth of stuff... it comes with the furniture for shipping it. I think I'm going back tomarrow to get the remainder of what I didn't dare carry and what I might have missed.

I"m not sure why, but I really dig stuff from certain doom only to become reborn as Halloween mayhem

so, what cool freebies have you found lately?
Any ideas for other free materials resources?

I've tried craigslist free adds but I have yet to get a reply out of the 8 messages I've sent.

pallets and desk


furniture warehouse reaping
 

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WOOHOO!! FREE stuff....

Have fun.

Dennis
 

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nice score nick..ic mini coffins
maybe a standing shackle thing
a couple toe pinchers

BA.. A ship to scale holy moly How big you going?
 

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Free stuff is good. I missed the oppurtunity on bulk day to snatch stuff though :( stupid teeth operation...I've found plenty cardboard to make my own scene setters though.
 

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so I'm working on my MIB crate and I go to borrow my friend's chop saw and as I do so I'm pondering what I need as a bottom for the crate, I wanted some plywood but didn't have any so planned to go over to lowes in a bit to get some... however, on the way home my eyes raked the roll-back dumpster at the site where the new town hall is being built and I notice some useful looking bits sticking out the top. I pull up, and call my father in law to see who would know about it (he knows everyone in town) so he gives me the mayors phone number and I called her up and told her who I was and what I was doing and she said to take all I wanted out of it, (her kids are big fans, and they're not children) so I climb up there and was amazed by the selection.. I loaded a couple of pieces of fiber board into my trunk and went to borrow my father in laws truck, stopped to have a chat with the local policeman who saw what I was doing and was wondering what was going on, and in no time returned with the truck, filled it up and took my spoils home. guess I can skip that trip to lowes...

 

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It pays to know people Nick. In most places the contractors are so afraid you will hurt yourself on the job site they won't let you near that stuff. And dont forget to call the mayor back an thank her. Like I said, it pays to know people.
 

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He shoots... he SCOOOORES! That's a tidy haul Nick!

A thank-you note to Mme. Mayor is definitely in order. Haunters get persecuted in a lot of areas; getting officials on your good side is invaluable down the line when you have issues with things like codes and inspections.
 

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I love craigslist, my wife has threatened to remove our internet service because im bringing home something at least once a week (usually more)

Ive picked up, sheets of foam, recliners, (for the mechs) a ton of pirate stuff that someone was tossing out after a huge party, wood, hoses, cedar fence planks, too much to mention, I usually can find anything and everything I need for the guts of any project in working on.

I have to limit myself which is hard, I dont have unlimited space to store the stuff untill I can use it.
 

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When I bought the house I currently live in, the previous residents left tons of pvc pipe laying behind an old barn out here, unfortunately I didnt find it until after I build my hangman prop from last year, but at least I wont have to hand any more money over to lowes for pvc for a while :)
 

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A couple of electricians I know here at work just gave me tons of stuff, I got 70 feet of 3" PVC, 30' of 4" PVC, 100' of 12-4 wire, 50' of 10-4 wire and various pieces of conduit.......Oh and a 24' long square aluminum pole. That is going to be interesting to bring home, it's going to hang 8' off of the back of my truck. Tomorrow they are thinking of getting me more too. I love those guys. I will post pics soon
 

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I work at a nursing home. We have some new construction happening and I have found loads of PVC pipe.
I have a few friends that used to administrate at nursing home's in MI, and because of them, I've received hospital beds, industrial motors and other great things at no cost!
 
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