How To Get FREE Hardwood For Your Next Woodworking Project

How To Get FREE Hardwood For Your Next Woodworking Project

How do you get free materials for your projects in your woodworking business? Ryan goes over his way of getting free material for your next project. Ryan has used this strategy in his own business many times and hopes that you can use this to help you out as well. Do not be afraid to ask for this material! It could save you a lot of money!

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  1. happy camper on January 11, 2023 at 2:23 am

    looks like good firewood to heat the shop

  2. John Morey on January 11, 2023 at 2:29 am

    110 and your wearing jeans no wonder you may sweat

  3. Sassy Southern Susan on January 11, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Thank you for this advice. I’m just getting back into woodworking. Prices are outrageous and if I can get "scraps" like that, it would be a gold mine for me!

  4. Phillip Price on January 11, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Never thought about cabinet shops for hardwood… I just got over 60 board feet of 2×8 rafter cut-offs from a home construction site, all pieces over 2ft long… free. Thanks , love your videos.

  5. Sean Foster on January 11, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Keep the videos coming!

    I’d love to see a wood comparison between soft and hard wood, how they machine, and exotics and safety precautions with them.

  6. Justin Fillinger on January 11, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Quick Glance this is some of the worst yielding ive ever seen. Just because theyre a "big shop" doesn’t mean throw away 10% On an automated ripsaw your "edgings" should be around 1/4" thick or less. On your automated chopsaw you dont chop 1foot off unless there is a knot, worm hole, checked end etc and im not seeing any of those defects in this video. The chopsaw can end trim +/- 1/32" so chopping all your 10ft to 9ft so they’re all the same length is a huge loss/waste. a 10ft board can be trimmed to 119-15/16" long which is acceptable at any retail store. Good find for you, terrible loss for them

  7. Martin Neps on January 11, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Me at my house I try to refurbish pallets wood palette wood palettes because there’s so many left on roads and things like that so I make like little fences out of them I made a flower bed thing what hangs up on a wall so you could put like pansies and stuff in it flowers I know what you mean about freewood it’s a good thing I wish I had a seen sea machine I would definitely make people their name plates welcome signs and stuff like that with the white wood that you have thank you for this video

  8. Tomeka Pompey on January 11, 2023 at 2:50 am

    I have checked many woodworking plan sites. I think the instructions from Woodglut are the best.

  9. b mac on January 11, 2023 at 2:54 am

    What kinds of businesses am I looking for that would have this? New guy just getting started here

  10. Husien Alwi on January 11, 2023 at 2:54 am

    What products did you guys make? Can you make a video about it..thanks in advance!
    From 🇮🇩 Indonesia

  11. happy camper on January 11, 2023 at 3:02 am

    good wood stove fireplace wood

  12. BackWoodsMiMy on January 11, 2023 at 3:02 am


  13. James Person on January 11, 2023 at 3:03 am

    long, meaningless intro, about heat and sweat. but still… very good info/’ after that/ thank you. this video helped me, a Dallisite Texan

  14. DMc McWilliams on January 11, 2023 at 3:05 am

    U must be in a good area for that kind of thing.
    Up here in New York no such luck…

  15. ntvtexan on January 11, 2023 at 3:06 am

    Awesome info from a South Texas guy for this North Texas guy ! I’ve been trying for a year and a half to get a LASER Engraver/Cutter table built, only to have EVERYTHING turn to…well, crap. This is good info for a wood supply if I can ever finish the table. Thanks !!!

  16. Dustin Orth on January 11, 2023 at 3:12 am

    As a bigger producer, one problem with guys getting the free stuff, is they want to go thru it and take my time to do it. Please don’t do that if you are getting it for free. Just saying. If your in the western Colorado area, let me know, I have stuff I have to burn.