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Pumpkin King
04-06-2011, 08:33 AM
Hey guys, I'm looking to get some sheets of OSB and some 2 by 3s donated for our haunt this year. I was wondering if any of you guys have done this in the past, and wheather you went to Lowes or Home Depot. We use the haunt to collect donations and 100% of the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. I'll probably need 30-50 sheets of OSB and about 100 2 by 3s. Thanks in advance guys! :)

Front Yard Fright
04-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Where are you located? I have several 2x4s and sheets of OSB I need to get rid of ASAP.

Bradenton Haunted Trail
04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
I have found the best lumber yards are the smaller ones Home Desperate and Lowes around me where not will to give it for free but at 40 to 50 percent off but I have hit up a few smaller stores for thousands of free wood. Good luck to you and you should have a tax number from your charity to help you get the donations.

hope that helps
Shawn

Pumpkin King
04-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Where are you located? I have several 2x4s and sheets of OSB I need to get rid of ASAP.

I'm in Colorado, North of Denver, so probably too far. I'm not sure though, I might be able to, but I doubt it.

Pumpkin King
04-07-2011, 08:29 PM
I have found the best lumber yards are the smaller ones Home Desperate and Lowes around me where not will to give it for free but at 40 to 50 percent off but I have hit up a few smaller stores for thousands of free wood. Good luck to you and you should have a tax number from your charity to help you get the donations.

hope that helps
Shawn

Thanks! You're probably right, harder to give out small donations when you're such a large company.

Bradenton Haunted Trail
04-27-2011, 07:58 PM
Hey here is another free wood source for you. I am getting the largest fence company to bring me there old wood fencing they tear out when they replace it with new. It is great looking wood to nice and old really good weathering. you should hit up your local fence company they don't have too pay to dump it if you take it for free.
9306

Shawn
http://bradentonhauntedtrail.com

Pumpkin King
04-28-2011, 06:33 AM
Hey here is another free wood source for you. I am getting the largest fence company to bring me there old wood fencing they tear out when they replace it with new. It is great looking wood to nice and old really good weathering. you should hit up your local fence company they don't have too pay to dump it if you take it for free.
9306

Shawn
http://bradentonhauntedtrail.com

Damn! Those fences look great! I'll definately look into that! Thanks so much :D

Mr. Haunt
06-29-2011, 12:33 PM
Boy oh boy that is a HUGE idea, never thought of that. Best thing is it makes good firewood for camp fires if you need to refresh the invintory!!!

This is one of the best ideas I have heard of to get free wood, some of wich dont allow for large gaps between boards great for walls.

Mr. Haunt

Cincyscreams
07-05-2011, 02:28 PM
If you are sponsoring a charity lowes will grant 10% off your purchases, may not be a lot, but 10% adds up. Hope this helps!

Bradenton Haunted Trail
07-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Boy oh boy that is a HUGE idea, never thought of that. Best thing is it makes good firewood for camp fires if you need to refresh the invintory!!!

This is one of the best ideas I have heard of to get free wood, some of wich dont allow for large gaps between boards great for walls.

Mr. Haunt

Be careful about fire wood, must outdoor fencing is presure treated and the chemicals are very toxic.

Shawn
Twisted Woods

DeathRattle
07-07-2011, 07:22 AM
You can also reach out to local garden centers and outdoor supply stores for their old pallets. I use to get all the old pallets I could haul from the local Brosius Eliason to burn as firewood.

Lori Benavides Henderson
08-26-2011, 10:01 AM
my husband went to a furniture builder business and asked for the scraps they had laying around and they said sure...he got what he needed so that may be an idea for you.