First of all, I want to thank everyone who offered advice on procuring wooden utility poles, and rusty corrugated metal. I've learned a lot about both in the past week.
Did you know that in California, all wooden utility poles are required to be chemically treated, to resist the effects of weather. The problem is that the chemicals that were used for years are now understood to be hazardous to human health, and must be disposed of as toxic waste. After a series of long and educational telephone conversations with people in the timber industry, we were directed to a source of untreated, aged pine telephone poles. The pole we bought was relatively inexpensive, and will be delivered to our shop in a day or two. Awesome.
Maybe I'll write about our Adventures in Scrap Metal another time. That's quite a story, too.
So, what does Lisa want this time?
Today, we're looking for freaky Granny-ish linoleum or vinyl tile, the uglier the better.
Is anyone renovating their kitchen? We'd love to come pick up your larger scraps of weird-looking flooring.
Ideally, what I'm seeking was made between the 1920s and the 1950s. It should have a big, loud pattern, and if it's in rough shape, that's perfect.