My son wants a farm table built. He salvaged some 2 X 10's from a building built in 1910. Went to cut into them today. What wasn't solid resin, was eat up by powder post beetles. Anybody need some fire starter?
I suspect many of us have been down that disappointing road before. I sympathize.
I've been offered free lumber before and I've learned to look at it before it gets loaded for a trip. Powder post beetles are nothing I want in my lumber rack or even on my property.
Bruce - Sorry for that experience.
On a project I had for a client a few years ago, I went a different route and bought some heartwood pine reclaimed by that business in Pittsboro whose name I always forget (might be Heartwood Pine). Anyways they met my requested specs, and I built what i needed. I have some left - primarily 9-10' long 8/4 material, about 5" wide (consistent widths), 5 or 6 pieces I think. PM me if you are interested. I paid a pretty penny (or my client did) and I just overbought to be on the safe side. I'd be happy to get 40% back on what I paid - but we'll talk numbers if you or anyone else is interested.