Minimizing wood waste during construction

To minimize wood waste, we build using dimensions 3" under 8', 12' and 16'. At the shop, we end up with a garbage can full of 2" x 4" ends. The client will burn these in his wood stove. Otherwise, we would donate them to the Jackson County Fuel Committee. We will send our clean sawdust to the compost pile.

On site, we create a bit more wood waste. Most of it is solid wood, and burnable.

For air quality, it's best not to burn plywood. I had some challenges with the siding this time, as you can see from my waste pile.

Metal waste due to broken, stripped, and bent screws amounts to a few ounces as well. We sort waste metal for eventual recycling.

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