I don't know how most of you are, but I am constantly on the look out for "gently" used lumber for building coops and such. It's amazing how much good lumber is thrown out these days. Anyway, I was driving home from work yesterday and a pallet behind a furniture store caught my eye. I went back and hit the pallet jack pot. There were 6 very large pallets practically brand new that were put together with 3 - 5 or 6 ft 2x4s a piece. I could only get 4 pallets on my truck, but I am planning on going by again to get the others today. The 2x4s are in great shape and will save me around $2.00 a board. Other than the time of taking them apart (which I don't mind), they are free. It was disgusting how giddy I was when I realized what I had found. Just thought I would share this with others who might get into using recycled wood. Check with your local furniture stores on a regular basis and see what you can find. Thanks for reading!!