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Old 08-09-07, 10:27 AM
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Pay for delivery or DIY?

I need buy the following materials:

7 4 x 8 x 3/4" Exterior Plywood
8 4 x 8 x 3/8" Exterior Plywood
59 2 x 4 x 8 Studs
2 PVC Pipe 8' (or metal pipes)

Being the fact that I really don't know how this is going to fit in my car (it won't) or how many trips I may need to do if I use a 4-Runner...

Should I pay $20 for them to deliver it to me (since I'm just right down the street) or attempt to do it myself? What would you guys do?

I'm thinking the $20 is well worth it! But...I'm willing to save the $20 too.
 
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Old 08-09-07, 10:54 AM
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Got a neighbor that has a truck or trailer?
 
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Yeah but I'm kinda shy at asking. AND if they were willing to help out, I couldn't just ask and give them nothing in return...like some $$$. THEN, they might be nosey and ask what I was doing, AND then offer to help. I have a hard time saying "No, but thanks...I just need your truck" HA! Actually, I'm sure those boards would fit in the 4-runner with the seats down.
 
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I'd pay the $20. That way there is no guilt or sense of obligation by asking the neighbor to help. Plus, if the guy who unloads strains something or gets a splinter, he should be covered by his employer's insurance. If your neighbor strained something or gets a splinter, then you would really feel guilty.
 
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Old 08-09-07, 11:32 AM
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this guy brought all home himself



http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/lumber.asp
 
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Old 08-09-07, 11:41 AM
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After those photos, I will contribute the $20 delivery fee!
 
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooo funny! I wasn't quite picturing me looking like that, however... That should be illegal!
 
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I've been guilty of overloading a truck more than once but.............. I don't know what is more amazing, that someone would even attempt a load like that on a car or the fact that the car body actually held it - atleast it didn't look like the body got crushed.

If you pay for the delivery, it might be wise to be there when they load it. Sometimes they will pawn off reject lumber on a load to be delivered
 
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They also may make you wait ALL DAY for the delivery.

Sooooooo, whats the project?
 
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Great. (Not really) I was pulling the $20 outta my pocket already. Guess I'll have to do like those other people did.

Go there to watch them load it? That defeats part of the purpose!
Actually, maybe I should just drive there, start picking stuff out and then mention "Hey, do you guys deliver?" Hmmmm....

So once they load it...they don't deliver it right away?

I guess I have to call and find out what their procedures are. When I called them this morning, they did mention they take the order over the phone and that they do deliver. They asked if it was local and I said I was down the street. When they said $20...I think I got too overly excited cuz I said "Really??!!!!! Cool! Thanks"

czizzi... shhhhhh...I can't tell you what I'm building cuz that means I HAVE TO build it ...
 
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After waiting for the truck to be 'free", chatting with the owner, putting some gas in it, now loading, securing, unloading, returning the truck, chatting with the owner, going back home...that just took 3 hours and $25 for gas....and possibly a fiver for a six-pack

To pay $20 and have the stuff appear while you're out at the pool is a bargain
 
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I'm sure that DIYaddict will be right there flashing her big brown eyes and fluttering her eyelashes and be in charge of receiving the delivery. The delivery guys will never notice that Annette told her to take off her shoes and that she is barefoot or has 12 toes.
 
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Old 08-09-07, 07:03 PM
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Hmmmm, 15 pieces of plywood, 59 studs (Ummm, Lumber that is) and 2 pipes. Let me guess what you are building......Perhaps a Split Level Cape Cod Style OutHouse? A large shed to hold all the other materials you had delivered in the past for projects you never built? A carport for an overloaded GMC pacer (or whatever car was in the photo)? or maybe (being a DIYaddict) a really large birdhouse. Keep the $20, you'll need it for birdseed.
 
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Hey Slick...I have a pool? Cool! You just made the $20 come out of my pocket again.

12pole....12 toes?

You guys crack me up!

czizzi... BETTER than an outhouse, BETTER than a shed (that I DO need for junk...ha ha) BETTER than a carport and a birdhouse. Too funny. Actually, I haven't done a project like this before (working w/studs...I mean lumber).

I give. You're making my project sound like no fun. It's for a skateboard halfpipe.
 
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Old 08-10-07, 04:23 AM
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Cool, we will of course need pictures to verify the build. Make it appropriate to the forum, so we need to see "airtime", wearing a full toolbelt and a hardhat. WhooooHooooo.........

A birdhouse in the background would also be a nice touch.
 
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"A birdhouse in the background would also be a nice touch."

They'll be leftovers

 
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If it doesn't come out right I'll convert it to a birdhouse.

Went to the lumber yard and placed my order today. The guys there are pretty helpful and smart. However, the guy asked if I was going to pay for it cash. ?????

Same day delivery. I went home, napped for an hour and they showed up and unloaded. $20....sweet deal. Now...I just have to get out there and take it to the backyard.

Will definitely take pics, wear a tool belt (I think I'm gonna go get a pink one ), borrow my BF's hardhat (w/the Dodgers sticker on it...GO DODGERS!!!!...they're not doing very well right now ), ...take the pics and then sit back and relax and WATCH my BF build it. ha!!!! J/k
 
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In the south here, we would be sipping "Sweet Tea" while we watched someone else doing the build. Although, I'm originally from the north and up there its Lemonade they drink. What is the drink of choice out your way for "Supervising"? Alcohol doesn't count unless it is either after hours, or (it appears) working for me (caught one of the crew drinking on a job the other day).

Looking forward to viewing the birdhouse.......
 
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Drink of choice? Whatever's in the fridge. There IS no choice at my house. ha!

Drinking on the job huh? Well... as long as I'm not the one drinking it cuz when the other one gets sidetracked or goofs, I can catch it and say something.

This is coming our REALLY good so far. I'm REALLY excited!!! Since I haven't moved around like this for a long time, my body aches. It was really fun cutting the 2 x 4's and putting it together. I tell ya, I had a hard time drilling in the screws. My BF kept telling me I'm not drilling it straight and/or I was doing it at an angle and that's why I was having a hard time. Of course...I just ignored him. The last 2 screws I changed my position and they went in nice and smooth. Darn...he was right!

Here are the boards (boring pic but...)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/DIYaddict/Lumber.jpg

Here's what we completed yesterday:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/DIYaddict/day1.jpg

Whoo hoooo!
 
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Drink of choice?

Mine would be a Cold Beer!

No choice at your house?

I'll gladly bring my own. Ha Ha. Budweiser.

Read with interest your DIY project.

Building a skate board ramp.

Some hopefully helpful links below.

http://www.buildaramp.com/

http://www.ramps.com/

http://www.ramps.com/store/index.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=2

http://www.ramps.com/store/index.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=8

http://www.ramprage.com/rampplans/skateboard_ramp_plans

http://www.ramprage.com/rampplans/plans_and_designs

http://alltheskateboardramps.info/

http://www.boardblasters.com/1080.html

http://www.planetgrind.com/category/Rails_%2526_Ramps/Skateboard_Ramps

http://www.target.com/gp/search.html/601-8511731-2195345?ie=UTF8&LID=11510902&field-browse=1038576&ref=tgt%5Fadv%5FXSYH0655&AFID=yahoocom&field-keywords=skateboards%5Framp&LNM=skateboards%5Framp

http://www.a1skateboards.com/?source=g3

http://search.ebay.com/skateboarding_W0QQfnuZ1QQxpufuZ1

Good Luck with your diy project.
 
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Awesome, awesome stuff. However, I only glanced at a few b/c I didn't want to get carried away and do more or buy more! Looks like I'm saving a fortune building it. The ramprage site you posted is actually the site I found to build this thing. There's more cool stuff on there that I'm hoping to build in the future.
 
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MORE cool stuff you want to build???

geez, VICKI, stop while you're still a GIRL!!!! Go shoe shopping or something!!!

 
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Annette, I could've bought all that lumber and more cool stuff with all the $$$ you spent on your girls shoes!
 
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"VICKI, stop while you're still a GIRL!!!!"

It's OK, her pneumatic nailer is pink
 
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Old 08-15-07, 01:29 PM
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this guy brought all home himself



http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/lumber.asp
That was the 1st thing I thought of... Waiver or not..
 
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how did he get the wood on top of the car in the first place thats too heavy for 2 people
 
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Smile 20 bucks?

Lets see.... they will load it all up and unload it at your place for 20 bucks? Not a hard decision for me!!!
 
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