(Closed) wood slice alternative?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wooden roof shingles?  I know it sounds random, but they come in long lengths and you can stain it whatever color you might want.  I would check them out at Home Depot or who ever is local to you and see how much they cost.  If you put two or three together it should be wide enough to contain everthing.

Edit:  I don’t know if you have seen those signs that say firewood and some number to call.  I always saw them at intersections on the East Coast.  I would look around at those and call them up and ask about slices of wood.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would ask around before giving up on wood slices. Look down your guest list. SOMEONE must have a saw. And its not that hard to cut up some wood.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m confused.  How can a floating candle drip when it’s floating in water?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure if your tables are round or rectangular, but I love this one.  

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, you wouldn’t need a very big piece of tree for slices.  If you posted on your local craigs list or kijiji you may find someone who burns wood in the winter and has a couple of feet they could spare!  You’d want wood that has had time to dry out a bit.  A new tree would be wet/sappy/pitchy!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@heysillybabe: LOL! That’s what I’m using for my inspiration photo! I have to say though, getting lengths of barnboard can be expensive unless you know someone who lives out in the country and happens to pass an old abandoned barn 😉

@stephiemarie: What about calling a local tree service? They’re always more than happy to get rid of the trees they’re cutting down rather than going through the hassle of putting them through the chipper. However, I agree with heysillybabe, you’d want an older stump or whatever cut down so that it’s nice and dried out. Do you have a friend with a wood pile? OR just tell the guy on the day of “Oh shoot!!! I’m so sorry!!! We had them all cut and they must have gotten left at the house by accident!!!!”  😉 His request is ridiculous considering it’s candles floating in water.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@bakerella:  I love your inspiration photo!  It’s one of mine as well 🙂  I take for granted that my parents have a farm and I go rip boards of the side of the barns for crafts all the time, hehehe!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you tried posting a wanted ad on your local craigslist?

http://altoona.craigslist.org/

I have always obtained the wood and branches I need for free just asking if anyone was doing some pruning or tree removal and had anyhting to get rid of.

There is an ad in the Harrisburg craigslist selling old barn beams for $3 per lineal foot.You could saw slices off one of those.

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/mat/1838574838.html

There is an ad running right now in the Johnstown craigslist  from someone looking for old barnboards-sounds like a business- but always worth sending them a quick  email telling them what you are looking for.

http://altoona.craigslist.org/wan/1824040593.html

I am not familiar with the geography of Pennsylvania so can’t suggest other towns that might be close enough to you. Just google”Pennsylvania craigslist” and a whole list of towns with craigslist sites will come up.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just looked up Johnstown on Mapquest and tried to figure out which cities were closest to you.! Good luck with finding what you are looking for.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@heysillybabe:  I love this idea so much, I’m going to show the Fiance and see what he thinks.  We are having a rustic wedding and this would fit in beautifully as our tables are rectangles.  Thanks!!!

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