My dad's neighbors just finished putting in a new deck in their backyard and the builders gave my dad several big boxes filled with scrap wood, which they said was Brazilian Redwood. It is beautiful wood and extremely heavy for the size!! The scraps are mostly triangle shapes around the size of my hand, some small rectangles a few inches wide, and a small stack of thin trim. I discovered this when I visited my dad and he was tossing it into the fireplace! He said it did seem a little sad, but he had nothing else to do with it.
They also gave him a bunch of scrap cedar from the roof part of the deck, I didn't see the size of all of it, but I believe it is in bigger chunks (it is in his wood pile in the backyard).
There must be something I can do with all of this beautiful wood! I would love to make something useful, but I am not much of one for woodworking so it can't be too complicated.
If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it!!!