Hundreds of Studs Stripped Bare in Broad Daylight!

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By Scott Boylston

What happens when over 80 people convene under sprawling live oaks to jubilantly strip studs as drums and fiddles whirl upon the wind?

Everyone smiles.

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Thanks to an amazing group of volunteers that converged on the former site of Strathmore Estates in East Savannah, Emergent Structures was able to de-nail 770 studs and help deliver all of them  to a nearby truss manufacturer, so the studs could be repurposed into trusses for the Mercy Housing affordable housing units that will be built on the very same site in the coming year.

After the wood was denailed, volunteers with metal detectors made sure there were no buried nails that could ruin the highgrade saw that will be used to trim these studs to the appropraite size for the trusses.

After the wood was denailed, volunteers with metal detectors made sure there were no buried nails that could ruin the highgrade saw that will be used to trim these studs to the appropriate size for the trusses.

Kudos to NorSouth Construction and Truss Mart for providing heavy machinery, tools, manhours, and invaluable expertise! Thrive Carry Out Cafe brought enough food to feed the morning and afternoon shifts, and thanks to Dez Hounges, Colleen Heine and Ben Bowne for the excellent music!

Savannah Morning News columnist, Bill Dawers, fills in a little more details here.

Emergent Structures board members and NorSouth Construction's Brian Quigley standing in front of a flatbed truck loaded full with repurposed studs!

Emergent Structures board members and NorSouth Construction's Brian Quigley standing in front of a flatbed truck loaded full with repurposed studs!

THANK YOU:

NorSOUTH CONSTRUCTION, TRUSSMART, SOUTHERN PINE Co., MERCY HOUSING, U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL – SAVANNAH,  CHATHAM ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM, THRIVE CARRY OUT CAFÉ and NAIL JACK!

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