The back is an antique door Dad had lying around. It was too short to fit a normal doorway but it fit the swing perfectly after cutting a few inches off the bottom!! He decided to take off the handle though…didn’t think it would feel good in the back of the neck! lol!
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It soon became one of the most noticeable, iconic roadside landmarks after ‘landing’ in 1947. But now, the World War Two heavy bomber that long stood watch over Milwaukie, Oregon has been removed for restoration, unlikely ever to return to its rather odd occupation as a gas station awning.
Biggest Indulgence: Reclaimed wood wall paneling
Bottom Line: Old wood finds new life in lumber reclamation company – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA
Project manager Thomas Remmes stands in one of the apartments at Juction Shop Mills in Worcester. Wood beams, like those behind him, were cut out to make space for lofts, stairs and elevators and are being reused by Longleaf Lumber as hardwood pine flooring. Photo/Chris Christo
“We deal strictly with reclaimed material. The whole idea of reclaiming lumber is a green one, and it makes financial sense,” Mr. Poirier said. “Reclaimed lumber is now being traded as a commodity.”
The company now has 18 employees, and Mr. Poirier and his team will travel as far as Ohio to reclaim lumber. Mr. Poirier said he finds his raw materials through a network of demolition contractors across New England.
Once the wood is reclaimed, it is sent to Longleaf’s mill, where it is de-nailed, kiln-dried and milled into flooring and paneling.
The approximately $100 million project will be financed through a combination of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, and other sources. “These tax credits make the project feasible from our perspective,” Condas says. Dominium specializes in affordable and workforce housing, as well as the adaptive reuse of historic structures.
“Projects like this one take an incredible investment from a construction cost standpoint, in order to make them work,” Condas says. “Without that stack of tax credits, the project wouldn’t be do-able.”
The walls of this extension to a house in Melbourne feature a mismatched pattern of bricks and roof slates, sourced when part of the original building was demolished.
Reclaimed wood and cast metal – these materials have natural imperfections, which Fern & Roby believes is a benefit, not something to hide.
Erick Vickstrom, research analyst for BCC Research, said increased demand across the sector will “provide an opportunity for both existing players and new entrants into the green building materials market.”
For their research, BCC defined “green materials” as those having at least one of these characteristics:
Made from salvaged, recycled, or agricultural waste content
Manufactured with efficient, environmentally friendly processes
Made from rapidly renewable resources
Beneficial to the interior built environment
Recyclable at the end of their useful life
Brothers Robert and Victor Pace at their salvage yard in Bulleen. Photo: Joe Armao
It is important work. As apartment towers rise in the suburbs, period homes are falling apace. The number of domestic demolitions registered with the Victorian Building Authority surged from 5632 in 2013 to 6738 in 2014.
Many of these are standard “crash and trash” jobs in which the home is destroyed and dumped in landfill. But Pace Demolitions is one of a handful of companies that treat these spaces with respect.
The buildings become organ donors, methodically stripped down to their barest elements, with all the most valuable materials harvested for resale, or recycling, thereby reducing waste and preserving a bit of history.
It’s even more impressive that a spa, the type of business with a reputation for being an energy hog, will essentially become the greenest building in town. Grocoff and his team are salvaging everything from the old bricks to the hardwood floors to the structural studs to be reused in the Sun Baths building as well as other future projects. Much of the wood came from Michigan’s virgin forests a century ago, meaning its of a higher quality than what is currently available in stores today.
“There are extraordinary materials in these buildings,” Grocoff says. “There are lots of good uses for these materials.”
Stained glass windows salvaged by WasteCap Resource Solutions. Photo by Amanda Mickevicius.
WasteCap receives a “Raz-List” from the City of Milwaukee. This list includes foreclosed homes and buildings that will be torn down one way or the other. Some are eligible for deconstruction, meaning they torn down by hand by workers, rather than razed by machines. Ogden says the price tag on razing a house is $15,000 charged to the city, so deconstruction saves money for taxpayers. WasteCap also pays the city for materials salvaged from tear-downs.
Stone Soap Building – Detroit
In a continuing effort to save or repurpose a long list of blighted buildings across Detroit, the City and the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (DBRA) are looking for proposals for the adaptive reuse of a crumbling industrial property in the East Riverfront District.
An excavator hauls a shovel full of debris toward a waiting dump truck Wednesday during the demolition of the old Broadway Market and home of Ann and Alfredo Cipolato, who ran the store before it closed in 2004.
Deconstruction was the old-time approach before the days of mass consumption and mass disposal and it still makes sense. Deconstruction not only creates jobs, reduces waste and conserves resources, it also keeps our unique local history in the community. If you visit the Home ReSource building materials reuse center on Russell and Wyoming you’ll see lots of Missoula’s history, priced affordably and ready to be reused – much of it thanks to deconstruction.
Knox Heritage is accepting proposals for its annual silent auction fundraiser, the Salvage Show, through Sept. 2.The show will highlight how architectural salvage can be used in art and design while benefiting Knox Heritage.Submitted work for the show can be either artwork or functional design such as lighting, cabinets and doorknobs.The Salvage Show is scheduled for First Friday on Oct. 2 in downtown Knoxville.
Longleaf Lumber is New England’s antique and reclaimed lumber company, milling fine reclaimed wood salvaged from historic industrial and agricultural buildings. We produce reclaimed wood flooring, paneling, counter and tabletops, stair treads, resawn beams, mouldings, mantels, and roughsawn lumber.
We’re proud to announce that the Maine Wood Products Association (MWPA) has awarded Longleaf Lumber’s Berwick, Maine reclaimed lumber mill the annual Pine Cone Award for innovation, growth, and success in the Maine wood products manufacturing industry.
Awarded to small Maine businesses in the wood products manufacturing industry, the Pine Cone Award recognizes innovative business practices, growth, and success in Maine and beyond.
As a part of our Berwick, Maine mill facility expansion, Longleaf has recently installed a new wood-grinding system to make recycling wood waste more efficient and is constructing a new warehouse and office building. The new building is hosting a rooftop solar photovoltaic array that will help us produce a good deal of our electricity via on-site renewable generation.
We’re honored to receive the Pine Cone Award and are proud to manufacture all our products in the state of Maine. The quality of our flooring, paneling, and other millwork is a testament to the skill and hard work of our millworkers, who give 100% every hour of the day.
We’d also like to thank the federal government and USDA for helping to make our new solar panels a reality. Their REAP program encourages rural Maine businesses to practice sustainability and build enterprises that treat employees, the local community, and our environment with the care and dignity they deserve.
All aboard functional piece of heavy duty Railroadware. This unique shelving & product display system is an ideal way to display and feature your favorite cans & bottles. It can handle the job storing your products with an attractive rustic style, industrial old world charm and functionality. Your favorite bottle or can is the locomotive. (Fine wines or beer not included.)
Used in restaurants, bars, and homes, The storage system comes with 2-spikes, 2-rebar rails, 2- cast iron escutcheon washer2 ½” dia. and 2-wood screws 1/4″x 2″ that can be removed and replaced with any hardware you need.
Custom sizes and longer trains are available. Each track carries a train featuring your bottles and cans. You can stack you precious cargo on the rails or purchase multiple shelves. Orient them east or west bound either way they make a nice addition to your kitchen or bar station.
Attach to wall studs @ 32” O.C. or consult contractor for drywall or other installation. Extra Additional RR spike brackets and ½” rebar gauge track available.
We upcycle and repurpose common industrial artifacts transforming them into products that provide a historical accent to commercial or residential spaces. Combining the ruggedness of upcycled industrial steel and glass, our products add distinctive depth and texture to your decor without overwhelming. They are also delightfully functional and all made in USA.
Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium | Colossal
Over the last year, Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock aka Strook began working with repurposed wood panels, doors, and furniture to construct giant faces on the side of buildings.
I could’ve cut the top part of the fence off for a clean edge but I liked the idea of letting it’s past life show through to remind us that even something we otherwise would’ve discarded could be given a new life.
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Upcycled building is great for the environment because it means less waste will end up in a landfill, but that’s not the only benefit. According to the EPA, green construction offers the following enhancements:
Enhances and protects biodiversity and ecosystems
Improves air and water quality
Reduces waste and pollution
Helps conserve natural resources
Can reduce operating costs
Can improve occupant productivity and quality of life
Minimizes the strain on local infrastructure
“Why don’t you take that garbage and put it in your backyard,” one resident shouted at Bellefontaine.
Kiann Management wants to rezone 38-acres of land along Highway 7 and use it to sort and recycle construction and demolition waste.
Every time we work with something that already exists rather than creating something new, we’re conserving resources. Google just announced one such example, the conversion of an old coal-fired power plant to a data center that will use green technology.
The alderpersons write, “Reusing the existing building is the most sustainable option,” adding, “Reuse also will be the least disruptive to the surrounding neighbors, including several historic properties that could be impacted negatively by pile driving.”
Point, click, shut! Camera stores are rapidly fading into obsolescence as smartphones take the place of mass market cameras, film and paid photo processing.
Reclaimed Wood | Farm Table | Woodworking | Custom Built Furniture | Sons of Sawdust | Custom Woodworking from Reclaimed Wood
Each piece of wood Matt and Ben use has a unique history of its own, as do the People they get it from. In their hunt for old houses and barns they often get to experience the rich family histories of their community. They encountered one man who sold them the wood from an old, rundown chicken shack on his property. After getting to know him. Matt and Ben learned that the chicken shack had been built with the wood from a schoolhouse built in the 1890s, of which the property owner’s grandfather was the founder.
In their hunt for good wood, the Hobbs brothers have found many great family stories like this, and by recrafting the wood they find into tables, they are able to connect with those families and continue to tell their story for several more years.
Matt & Ben Hobbs
EPR Retail News | Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life
Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.
“Crowds come to the Roastery from all over the world,” Gale said. “To have the Roastery in a historic location – reminiscent of the original Pike Place store – really takes you emotionally to the next level.”
The benefits are many; yet few developers consistently deconstruct. The city is planning to provide training, education and pilot projects to incentivize voluntary deconstruction before making it required. But no date is set for the mandate. Portland’s deconstruction industry has been operating for two decades. Deconstruction needs to be supported not incentivized.
This industrial style pour over stand is a beautiful addition to any coffee lovers brewing ritual. The two cup design allows you to brew more at one time but is balanced allowing for single use as well without fear of tipping. It fits a variety of brewing methods, including the Kalita Wave, V60, Bonmac, and Clever.
The sturdy construction uses iron pipping and sealed reclaimed pine wood allowing for easy cleaning with a warm rag. This design height fits most mugs.
We are a social entrepreneurship that focuses on using materials gathered from illegal dumping sites throughout Detroit. Our city has many problems facing it, and illegal dumping is one that hasn’t seen much action. We comb the city by bike in search of illegal dumping sites.
via Woodward Throwbacks.
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Alliance Francaise Events: Matieres Grises Exhibition – Recycling materials for architecture – 25th June – Events – Pulse
Nat Amarteifio is an architectural historian, writer and the former Mayor of Accra, Ghana.
As we continue to tap into natural resources to feed, house, travel, clothe and entertain ourselves, the construction field, such as agriculture, transport and energy, cannot remain unconcerned to such issues. To build differently, several strategies must be used. The reemployment of material is one of them.
THE largest architectural salvage fair in the UK will take place at Fawley Hill on Saturday and Sunday.
Exhibitors from all over the UK and Europe will be at Salvo Fair 2015, selling their wares at the home of Sir William and Lady McAlpine.
There will be a wide range of architectural antiques, reclaimed building materials, garden antiques, decorative antiques and retro, vintage, industrial and upcycled items.
Paul Busby & Jim Savage
Paul told The Observer: “Jim and I rescued the spire in 2011 in a moment of historic architectural empathy and probable financial madness when demolition became inevitable.
“This is a one off item, very rarely available, which hasn’t been cheap to rescue, and will cost a bob or two for us to re-erect for a discerning customer.
“We found lot of the history of the chapel in a time capsule under the foundation stone giving us an insight into life in Edwardian Walsall. We tracked the builders and architects, and the cost of the build which was £3,600.
Black Country chapel spire.
A Levco Builders employee pulls apart interior walls of a home under “deconstruction” in Adams Gulch.
The two-month-long project is being undertaken by Levco Builders. The company specializes in remodels, but owner Joe Levitch said he got into the deconstruction business about three years ago when he was contacted by a representative of the Reuse People of America, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that operates in 12 states across the country to collect and sell used building materials as well as train people in deconstruction techniques. According to the organization’s website, it has salvaged more than 350,000 tons of building materials. Levitch is now its regional manager for the Boise-Twin Falls area.
Former regional headquarters of the Church of Scientology, Boston’s historic Hooper Mansion. This 1889 brownstone rests in the center of the Back Bay neighborhood and boasts a history worthy of a BBC miniseries.
Floor joists salvaged from the gut-renovation of the Back Bay’s historic Hooper Mansion are being recycled into flooring by Cambridge, MA based reclaimed lumber company Longleaf Lumber.
Built in 1899, shortly after the infill of the Charles River’s back bay, the Hooper Mansion is a well-preserved example of Boston Richardsonian/Chateauesque style. The 19th-century architectural firm Andrews, Jacques & Ratoul designed the building with over 70 distinct windows, making it an unusually elaborate and especially sunlit Back Bay building.
Originally built for Boston Brahmin elites Helen and Robert Hooper, the building changed hands on several occasions: once to Mabel Slater, then to a dining club, a secretarial school, and most recently, to the regional headquarters of the Church of Scientology.
The mansion was recently sold by the Church of Scientology to a residential developer and is now being renovated into residential units. As a part of the work, most of the fir and spruce joists have been removed by contractors and replaced with modern structural components.
“We’ve reclaimed wood from a number of historic Boston residential buildings, including the Amory-Ticknor House,” said Longleaf owner Marc Poirier, “but this building is especially eccentric. The Boston Terrier breed was developed here and a dramatic murder also took place in the home. This wood has a funky history.”
This gorgeous circular wooden bench from design student Louis Lim is made entirely from wood salvaged from NYC locations.
Characterizing it as expressing “a very Italian sense of luxury,” Italian designers Emanuela Garosci and Gabriele Salini have transformed a 17th Century Roman building into a 21st Century boutique hotel—liberally laced with 20th Century modernist furnishings.
ANIAN is a totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Owners Paul and Nick built the off-grid store by collecting construction waste, discarded goods and reclaimed materials and then took the entire thing off-grid using four 250-watt solar panels.
Heska’s Sugar Shack in Mentone received Redlands Conservancy’s Adaptive Reuse Award. Courtesy Photo
Heska King bought the 1,600-square-foot house in 2004 to adaptively reuse it for her coffee house. Maintaining the original windows, fireplace and much of the original floor plan, King and her husband kept the structure’s historic character, a factor which contributes to the attraction their customers feel toward Sugar Shack.
Products made by E’Yako Green from recycled Jaguar Land Rover billboards include conference bags, shoppers, folders, iPad pouches and pencil cases. The bags are made from a combination of recycled PVC billboards (on the inside) and hessian and ShweShwe on the outside. A variety of ShweShwe colours and patterns are available with different bindings. The focus at E’Yako Green is on developing, sourcing and supplying South African made, mostly eco-friendly, promotional products.
This 1909 postcard image of the former Chambersburg High School shows the original building that is underneath the massive structure at the intersection of Queen and Third streets. (Submitted)
In a visual display to the planning commission, McKissick unveiled reproduction of a post card that showed the original 1909 school that was set back from Queen Street at the time.
Using an aerial photograph, he explained how the building that now fronts Queen Street was erected in 1930 and connecting structures were added in 1958 to complete what now looks like a monolith from the outside, but it actually three separate building phases.
Tidal Vision has launched its introductory line of aquatic leather products – Alaska salmon leather wallets.
“Two billion pounds of seafood byproducts are thrown away each year in Alaska,” said Tidal Vision founder and CEO, Craig Kasberg. “By developing new technologies to upcycle these byproducts, Tidal Vision is looking to add value to sustainable fisheries, reduce waste, and provide quality consumer products such as durable salmon leather wallets and, later, Chitoskin™ textiles.”
courtesy of Black Dog Salvage
“On any given weekend, we get at least a thousand people through the store- which is a lot for us. Our parking lot is full. We’re going to have to expand that a bit. We realize that the television show can’t go on forever and we certainly wouldn’t want to do it forever, but it looks like there will be quite a bit more to come from the feedback we get from the network and from our fans across the country.”
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID ASHTON: – Demolition of this Eastmoreland house was halted in June 2014 after asbetos was discovered in it. Most of the rest of it was later taken down by hand, a process called deconstruction.
Mayor Charlie Hales and the other council members indicated they want to make deconstruction mandatory and prohibit mechanical demolition once the marketplace can support the influx of salvaged materials.
“The community has shown a strong shared interest in moving in this direction, and the council share that urgency,” Hales said before voting in support of the resolution he introduced.
Architectural designer Lyn Russell and artist Nic Moon worked together on the Cocoon House for the Whole House ReUse project made from the materials of a demolished Christchurch Earthquake home.
They also hold the tissue memory of the original Rimu forests that were harvested to provide Christchurch City with family homes. Having the Buxton family, the original homeowners, step inside The Cocoon, hearing their gratitude and seeing their tears in the Whole House Reuse exhibition was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as an artist.
The adaptively reused Burlingame Garage in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood kept the main features of the building. Courtesy Photo.
After clean-up of the buildings, renovation started in 2013 and the Headquarters opened 11 months later, at a cost of $43 million, with 25 shops and four big restaurants. General manager Terry Hall of Terramarc Centers pointed out the original windows and doors, refurbished original iron work, refurbished original roof tiles and the building details that many of the tenants embraced, including window bars used in the cell blocks.
Starbucks chose a corner space that had once been a cell block.
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The finished product is a hotel that pays homage to its past while feeling very modern and new. Many of the building’s elaborate architectural details were preserved, as the ornate millwork and tiled floors throughout the interior and the stained glass and cast-iron exterior relief have all been restored.
PHOTO CREDIT Flickr user swanksalot
Dunn, a longtime Hyde Park resident known as the city’s “zero waste man” is preparing a historic streetcar garage and six-acre land at 93rd Street and Drexel Avenue to become the future home to the Creative Reuse Warehouse, an urban farm and commercial kitchen, composting center and a place to take and store the vast shipments of unsellable food products that come through Chicago—what Dunn estimates at 600 tons per day.
She doesn’t just sell everything though. Most of her furniture in her home, she made. One day, she was inspired to make a house out of windows and doors. She uses it for tea parties with her friends and it sits to the side of her house in Mansfield.
Our flags for heroes program is a way for us to give back to those who serve us. A portion of the proceeds from each of our handcrafted, barn wood American flags goes directly back to helping our nation’s heroes.
Each month we will partner with a different organization that directly impacts military veterans, firefighters, and their children.
Our #flagsforheroes can be purchased in our online store or storefront in Springfield, IL.