Salvaging Wood from Burned Home?
A house in my town burned down a few weeks ago. It was a total loss as a house, but there seems to be lots of good wood that might be harvested for projects. It is close enough to me.
The house is wood framed, with lath and plaster walls, built in the late 1950s. The center part is the most damaged, but it seems like much of the outlying parts of the home are relatively okay.
I assume that crews will come to demolish the house. I wonder whether it makes any sense to go over during demolition to see if I can harvest boards.
Here are my questions:
* Is the wood worth salvaging? I wonder whether 1950s construction lumber is high quality. Is it dense and good enough for projects?
* Are there issues from heat, smoke, fire department water damage, etc.?
* Has anyone here attempted anything like that? How did it turn out?