recycling/reusing old cedar siding?

home_crap_homeMarch 25, 2007

Is it possible to recycle or reuse old cedar siding? We're replacing ours, and while it's no longer good for siding, I wonder if it can be used for something else? Any ideas?

Thanks!

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newenglandbuilder

Recycle of course! Side the doghouse! Arts and crafts. Wood siding is unique though in its beveled design which makes it difficult to use it (in my mind) for anything but layering horizontally on a vertical flat surface.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 9:55PM
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edselpdx

Also check if there are any building material re-use places around. Here in Portland we have the ReBuilding Center, which is a non-profit house part recycling store. I buy many house parts for my house and bits of old house for art projects (old single pane windows are great stained glass mosaic backers for $5-10 a pop, old tile, etc.)

If nothing else, you could also check for building material recycling places that grind up old wood and compost it rather than tossing it in a landfill.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 12:16PM
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mnzinnia

I used some to edge garden beds--worked great!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2007 at 11:09PM
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