HauntWorld Home - Forums Home - Live Chat - Find Haunted Houses - Hauntworld Magazine - Haunted House Supplies - America's Best Haunts - Find Vendors
Haunted House News - Haunted Tradeshows - Join Hauntworld Facebook - Hauntworld Twitter - Advertise - Contact Us

Thread: Where are good place to find building scraps??

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Default Where are good place to find building scraps?? 
    #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hartford CT
    Posts
    766
    I know craigslist is probably great for furniture and stuff. Where do you find building material scrap that would probably end up in the trash?
     

  2. Default Where are good place to find building scraps?? 
    #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Brookings SD
    Posts
    336
    I watch for companies doing renovations on commercial buildings. The builder usually just goes in and tears everything out and throws in a big dumpster. Just last week I scored 2 walk in commercial freezers, 4 stainless steel cafe doors, and a stainless food display case. If i see something going on I stop in and buy the crew some pop and they save me everything. They have to pay to haul it away and that goes by weight so why not. Good luck.

    Chaos
    Capt.Chaos
    Fear Asylum Haunted House
    Brookings,SD

    fear-asylum.com
     

  3. Default  
    #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    369
    You could always post in the wanted section of Craigslist what you need and that might generate something. We tried that last year and had a few donations. Also, our Habitat for Humanity has a resale store where they sell used items from a home they redid but didn't want to toss. The stuff varies from lighting, mirrors, you name it, it's there. Also talking to them might network you to somewhere else that might be taking their scrap lumber etc.
     

  4. Default  
    #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    181
    Hey Kimmy,
    Do you have a cycle shop next to you? I know we have an ASK powersports next to us and the bikes come in wooden crates that they normally just throw away. Ask them if you can have the wood, I know ours just gives us the wood. Also try people that are renovating houses, key here is to look for dumpsters sitting out with wood, or people tearing barns down or barns that are falling down. We have gotten alot of material that way.;-)
     

  5. Default Great source for free wood 
    #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Charlotte North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    347
    I have a fence company bring me there old wood fence that they tear out when they redo a fence. It is pre weathered and has a great look.

    new materials.jpg

    Shawn
    http://bradentonhauntedtrail.com
     

  6. Default  
    #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    214
    Quote Originally Posted by hauntedkimmy View Post
    You could always post in the wanted section of Craigslist what you need and that might generate something. We tried that last year and had a few donations. Also, our Habitat for Humanity has a resale store where they sell used items from a home they redid but didn't want to toss. The stuff varies from lighting, mirrors, you name it, it's there. Also talking to them might network you to somewhere else that might be taking their scrap lumber etc.
    Yeah I also have been to my local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, they sell old used furnature for an amazing price! I found a very creepy painting for only $3! This is kind of shocking realizing that the fake ones you buy from Spirit are around $20 bucks... Also helps to volunteer there, they give you a ton of free stuff.
    Matthew Colton
    Frightworld America's Screampark
    http://www.frightworld.com/
     

  7. Default lumber auctions 
    #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Aberdeen, MD
    Posts
    234
    Search your area for lumber auctions. We get most of our building materials from these auctions. You often see barns that have been deconstructed, axe-cut beams, aged wood planks, antique windows, doors, etc. We go every month to one in our area, and we seem to make out most of the time. I have put a cease on all "scrap wood" because we became the local dumping grounds for people's trash. I used to chase craigslist leads, and had a very difficult time finding anything that was worth my time.
    Also, if you have the means, you can look around for any falling down buildings/barns/sheds and offer to take them down for free. Last year we deconstructed a barn, and found a ton of great build material
    Patrick Barberry
    www.legendsofthefog.com
     

  8. Default  
    #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Hammond, LA
    Posts
    6
    Check at lowes for their damaged goods. We scored a stack of OSB and some fence board dirt cheap.
     

  9. Default  
    #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    369
    Make friends with people at those places so they think of you and give you a call if they have something they are just junking. Works great to be on a first name basis at the thrift store too and arm them with a list of what you need.
     

Thread Information
Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •