Hello and welcome Deb,
I checked out your blog and really like your work.
I share your interest in using reclaimed materials as do many others here.
Another great source are shipping pallets. You can find our previous discussions on this subject by searching using the keyword "pallets".
You'll find cool projects that members have done, methods of processing the pallets and a good dose of inspiration to boot.
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did — in his
sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.