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Finding Free or Inexpensive Building Materials - porch in need of repairI need help with repairing a porch. Any suggestions on getting wood free or inexpensively to build it would be appreciated, because mine is falling apart.

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February 20, 20181 found this helpful
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You can post an ad on Craigslist to see if anyone is selling for cheap (like they happen to have extra from building a project) and want to get rid of it/or donate.

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February 25, 20180 found this helpful
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Perhaps you could buy a few boards at a time and do small repairs like just replacing a few boards at a time. Be sure to use proper non-rusting nails.

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  • If that is not possible, you could check your local Freecycle for free boards or place an ad asking for free boards for repairs to your deck.
  • There is also a site called Next Door that may be of help. This is a site that lets anyone ask for free stuff or if you want to give something away.
  • nextdoor.com/
  • This is a good site because any help would be close by for easy pick-up.
  • Craigslist also has free stuff listed so check that site also.
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February 20, 20180 found this helpful

Drive around and look for people having work done on their house. Often they will give you their old stuff for free

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