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Other people who run moulders for mouldings, what are you doing with all the waste rip offs from 1"-2-1/4" material??
Sit on it for awhile then throw it away, two days later you'll get an order!!
Seriously, that is the million dollar question. We looked in to running base shoe for large flooring distributor but they pay so little it wasn't feasible. Unless you can find a home for it or have the capacity to value engineer in to something else you will loose money every time you move it or work around it. For us just about anything 1-1/2" and under is waste in most woods (we have a use for narrow maple and a couple others). Cabinet shops are a good candidate for the wider rips to use in their face frames and door parts, just price it attractively since you already got paid for it.......right?
You might want to check out some of the picture frame dealers in your area. Unfinished frame material for the DIY people. I use to buy all the drop from an operation like yours and had them mould it into document frame stock.
Steve, that is a great idea. Those are the kind of things I want to be able to use that for and make some extra money if I can set up and sell it.
Make breadboards and sell them at art fairs.
Maybe make some into bead molding used on applied molding doors and such .
It all comes down to the most cost effective way for you. If your a small company and can store small amounts then repurposing is always an option.
We started making cab door panels. Ended up the door shop did better than anything else.