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How to get Free Lumber

Ever patch a wall and wish you could buy just a small piece of Sheet rock?  Ever need only half of a 2 by 4?  Most hardware stores and lumberyards only sell sheet rock and plywood as 4 foot by 8 foot sheets.  2 by 4`s start at 8 feet long.

There is a place where you can get small pieces and typically for free!  A construction site.  If you keep your eyes open, there is always a house being built nearby.   The scrap building material goes into a dumpster destined for a landfill. You just need access to the dumpster.  I once got enough scrap 2 by 4`s and plywood to floor an attic.

All you have to do is talk to the site foreman or whomever is in charge as ask permission to take what you want from the dumpster.  They have always said yes to me.  But don`t sneak in.  People steal from construction sites.  It's a real problem that plagues builders.  So, always get permission first.  You wouldn't want to risk getting arrested for trespassing over a piece of wood.

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