Palette manufacturers: Ditto. They often discard boards that are too knotty or short, for instance. Avoids fastidious nail pulling.
Wood salvagers: For example, wooden floorboards from old train wagons can be converted into living room wood flooring.
This idea was taken from a French decorating magazine dating back a few years.
The living room floors had been painted light grey.
Construction sites: On a web forum called citadins du futur ("city dwellers of the future")
a carpenter from Quebec wrote: "If you need material for minor renovation work, go to residential construction sites.
As a carpenter, it brings tears to my eyes to see how much is wasted.
My boss says that recycling certain materials would cost twice as much in prep-time
(cleaning, removing nails, etc.) but I feel guilty whenever I see all these trees that wind up in dumpsters.
So whether you have projects around the house or need wood for a little campfire,
check local construction sites first - they are overflowing with recyclable material."