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Topic # 242749 12-Nov-2018 15:48
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I'm looking to build an outdoor dining table for the summer, and want to reuse some salvaged 8x2 beams from an old deck (I think they're doug fir). They're currently rough sawn and an inconsistent thickness.

 

Can anyone suggest a business I could approach in South Auckland with a thickness planer? I've looked into Menshedz but the branches close by are closed, and I'm not having much success with Google. 

 

They're quite substantial beams so I suspect the smaller portable versions available at Mitre10 and Bunnings might not cope. 


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  Reply # 2124290 12-Nov-2018 16:48
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I had a similar requirement a couple of years ago and I went in to a local wooden joinery factory and asked if they would do it for me. It was only one piece just short of 1 m and when I asked about payment (sorta hoping he’d say nah don’t worry about it) the guy charged me $10 which he promptly put in his pocket without his boss knowing. However I was quite happy with that.

Just be aware that they may be a bit wary of recycled timber - the last thing they want is to hit an unseen nail with their thicknesser/planer.

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  Reply # 2124362 12-Nov-2018 18:48
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eracode: I had a similar requirement a couple of years ago and I went in to a local wooden joinery factory and asked if they would do it for me. It was only one piece just short of 1 m and when I asked about payment (sorta hoping he’d say nah don’t worry about it) the guy charged me $10 which he promptly put in his pocket without his boss knowing. However I was quite happy with that.

Just be aware that they may be a bit wary of recycled timber - the last thing they want is to hit an unseen nail with their thicknesser/planer.


The joinery shop if used to dealing with recycled or demolition timber will have a magnet or metal detector to pass over the timber.

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