I also believe that re-using the structural wood salvaged from old houses will be difficult if not impossible to use in new construction. Just think how brittle and warped a 2x4 has become after 50 to 80 years bearing weight from an older home. I have also been to many Habitat stores and can tell you that fixtures such as toilets, light fixtures, doors, windows, etc., sit for a very long time before someone offers a lower price that Habitat is wiiling to accept.
November 8, 2009 at 9:34 a.m.
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