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Old March 26th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Looking for BIG lumber

I'm looking for a couple of items and thought I would ask here to see if anyone can help. First I'm looking for some clean railroad ties or old beams from a barn. I'm going to be using them for some outdoor furniture.
The other thing I'm going to be doing is buildig a dinning table. I have no problem finding the thin stuff but I'm actually wanting to do a table top from a solid chunk of wood. I'm looking for a finished product that is 34-36" wide, 70" long, and at least 1.5" thick but would prefer 2-2.5". I'm not too worried about the type of wood as it's not going to take a ton of abuse and I'm going to be staining it dark so the grain isn't going to be too much of an issue.
I'm located in Brownstown and would love to find something within driving distance, let rephrase that.... driving distance of an hour or two tops.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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i'm sure i can find somehing like that in the barn. i will look tomorrow.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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i'm sure i can find somehing like that in the barn. i will look tomorrow.
Thanks! I appreciate you taking a look for me!
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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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I dont think you want railroad ties with the cresote thats in them ? Some of them have metal inside from use.I have a pile of them out back you can have if you can use them.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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I dont think you want railroad ties with the cresote thats in them ? Some of them have metal inside from use.I have a pile of them out back you can have if you can use them.
if he dont take them i may. how many are there?
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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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Woodcraft in Sterling Heights, but I am pretty sure there is another in Canton. Some of it is pretty pricey but worth checking out.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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36" x 70"x2" $olid wood. Hmmmmmm. Yup. Good luck. Maybe you can find it but I doubt it will be cheap.
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