Where can we get some free skids or reclaimed wood?

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We have projects planned but not a lot of extra money. Raised beds, cat runs and fireside seating are just a few.

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 13, 2018
    You might want to check out craigslist or your local Habitat for Humanity store if you have one. Reclaimed wood is a hot commodity now and it's getting harder to find for an inexpensive price but sometimes you can find it on craigslist for a very reasonable price.
  • Check behind grocery stores, strip malls. Freecycle.org, Craig's list, nextdoor.com are all great places to look. Many retailers receive goods on pallets, this site will teach you which ones are safe to use.



  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Apr 13, 2018
    Visit local markets, box stores and ask if you can take them...most in frenzy they will gladly let you haul them off
  • Kathy Armstrong Kathy Armstrong on Apr 13, 2018
    Lowes for free.
  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2018
    Many places give away pallets just haul them off after getting permission.
  • Jim Cox Jim Cox on Apr 13, 2018
    drive behind a box store, my choice is 'At Home', it's a 1/4 mile from my house, and I get all I need. Old fences are the best for decor, pallets for structure


  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on Apr 13, 2018
    Check with any of your local retail stores, the bigger stores always receive a lot of their items on skids. Do you have a Menards, Home Depot or Lowes store near you? A perfect place to start, not sure if you can get them free or for a small fee.
  • Chris Binegar Chris Binegar on Apr 13, 2018
    I'm not sure where that store is located.
    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 13, 2018
      Hi Bibball2008,
      Do you mean the Habitat for Humanity ReStore? You can look in your phone book or look it up online. Click on the link below and scroll down to the red box on the right that says "Find your local Habitat ReStore". Enter your zip code to find out if you have a local store. Wishing you the best.
  • Chris Binegar Chris Binegar on Apr 13, 2018
    Great!!! Thanks.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 13, 2018
    remember most pallets ant lowes and home depot are not fro grabs.check craigs list ,lumber yards,stone warehouses.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 14, 2018
    Not sure where you are, we are near Baltimore, MD and there are places where they have nothing but skids, all stacked up and fenced in.
    Otherwise, they are all over the place, wherever stores do not want their merchandise sitting on the ground.
    Automotive stores have these laying around, BJ's, Walmart, Sam's Club have lots of these too.
  • Check Craigslist