Two months ago a pal dropped off 1-inch thick cedar after taking an old deck apart.
["The free lumber stacked up nicely in my garden": snaps GH]
I inspected each board and...
...found no nails.
["I made at least a dozen Peterson-style houses"]
I also found only a small amount of rot. Wait for it... less than 5 per cent!
Later, I stacked the load of 40 - 50 boards on saw horses in the garden next to my tomatoes and gourds.
A little later still, I made several Peterson-style birdhouses and a table for the yard.
Yesterday I started assembling the first of 5 new, large birdhouses, i.e., tri-plexes, a four-plex and very rare six-plex.
["It needs trim - but that's part of the fun"]
More fun ahead in the workshop.
After cutting the lumber on Wednesday I enjoyed a beautiful sunset.