Redwood Mill Scraps – Scavenger Hunt!

When my friends Rich and Rick said come over to clear the pile of redwood mill scraps, I jumped at the chance. You just never know what you are going to get. My first thought was thin bark pieces for another redwood fence. But, they mill different so the pieces were actually white wood lumber, 2x6x15 and 2x4x15.

We brought our chainsaw to cut down the wood, but I remembered that the roof beams for our new “chicken coop” now changed to become our fruit tree propagation nursery needed to be about 15′ long. We didn’t cut it. Rick said we could borrow his trailer, but that would be a hassle to return it etc. so we let the lumber hang out the back 5 ft. We didn’t have to go far, fortunately.

After unloading, I found a few 1×6 pieces to fix our fence. I wanted more so I headed back over around 3:30pm by myself so I could take my time to move the pile and really take what I wanted. I loaded up the truck again knowing that we can use the wood for many projects. I’m now thinking we can use some of the 2×6 to do the green roof on the Manure Bunker. We’ll also have as much as we need for the “Goat Barn.” Exciting!!!!

The guys will be milling for a few weeks so there will be many trips back to pick through the wood and take friends over to clear the pile.

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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