What do you do with cutoff plywood and hardwood at your shop? We are throwing it in our dumpster and having it taken to a landfill. It has always seemed a shame to me to waste all of those scraps. I was wandering if anyone has found a good solution for this wood waste.
From contributor P:
I give a lot away. Set up a holder in front of the shop for hardwood scrap and a sign that says free firewood. Someone will take it all every week, at least around here. I wanted to set up one of those wood furnaces, the kind that mount outside the shop, but the insurance company nixed the idea.
Spice racks (multiple types - single unit door hung, multi-piece door hung, pull-outs)
Edging for Susans
Front piece for Susans (90 degree and splay)
Misc. Moldings/Edge Material
Shims (cut-offs from S3S)
Pictures or Standard Frames
Of course, these are made during slow times, or as change of pace projects to avoid burnout (who likes to only sand all the time, right?), but you can come up with great components from what is normally considered waste. Anything left over, like others have said, you can give it away.