Azucha, I'm excited to watch you build. Glad you are here and don't hesitate to post lots of pictures. Recycled wood is good. I used recycled red wood from my deck to build pipes for a crank organ I built. I used recycled wood for my stringer for my curlew are from wood I stole from a quilting frame my mother-in-law had. I stored the wood for years for her, when she passed away I decided to use it. Now my wife has started quilting...... she just discovered the other day the wood was gone.... not too happy!!