Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in, so here goes:
I have a chance to pick up an old piano (aka FREE Lumber). I have not seen it yet, so I'm not sure exactly type of wood it is.
But, not everything Free is good.
Like pallets (last one I tried to use had twist nails in it. And over 50% broke off when I tried to pull them. I had to make small drill holes next to the nails and pull them out, one by one. Luckily that did not impact the project that I was using the oak for.
If I had to pay for my labor, it would have been alot cheaper to go to the local store and pay full freight for the wood.
Has anyone ever tried to reuse an old piano for the wood?
What woods are most common?
Is it good quality wood (furniture grade) or just low grade, or?
Is there that much good, usable wood (this one is an upright)?
Anything to watch out for?
What does one do with the metal guts (any use or just scrap)?
Are there any hazardous material in old Pianos?
Any pit falls, other than breaking your back moving it?
Or is this another FREE, but NOT worth it ideas?