I work in the design department of a large retailer. We are currently remodeling our downtown Brooklyn store and part of the project required demoing a large portion of the building. The project manager knows I'm into wood working and sent me a photo of all of the wood floor joists that were going to be pitched. The building was constructed in 1860 something, we're talking old timbers! He somehow convinced someone to save a few of the timbers. Score! Next problem, they are in Brooklyn and I'm in Cincinnati. The PM found someone to drive them down to Cincinnati! I think someone someone a favor or two. From the delivery I recieved two floor joists. They were 3x13x8'! I figured I could build a few guitars from that. So for my second and third guitar builds I am making a telecaster with humbuckers for a coworker who worked on the project and one for my 12 daughter for Christmas. Time to make some saw dust!