Furniture Restoration Specialist @ Habitat ReStore Newport News!: Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Newport News Opportunity – VolunteerMatch

Calling all DIY lovers! As our Furniture Restoration Specialist, your creations will be featured in our store for purchase and display. We need individuals skilled in furniture restoration to add to our store’s collection. Tools, materials, and workspace will be provided; however, we encourage bringing tools from home to add your own personal touch.

Shifts available:

Monday – Friday

9AM – 1PM

via Furniture Restoration Specialist @ Habitat ReStore Newport News!: Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Newport News Opportunity – VolunteerMatch.

2 thoughts on “Furniture Restoration Specialist @ Habitat ReStore Newport News!: Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Newport News Opportunity – VolunteerMatch”

  1. I see a lot of “recycled”,”DIY” wooden pallet projects lately. On this site,and all the other “reuse,recycle,upcycle” blogs and sites I look at everyday.I live in Reading,Pa.I’ve lived all over southeastern,Pa.my entire life.But..here,we are not allowed to “repocess”a used wooden pallet- not from a trash dumpster,(usually they all broken up anyway)-nor are permitted to purchase them from -any- company that appears to have enormous stacks of them everywhereI. Even if I were to take a busted up,rotted,covered in debris pallet out of a TRASH-Not a Recycling-dumpster,I could get a citation from the police,if I were caught,”Red-Handed”,or reported by someone who saw me taking it. Even if one was laying outside a store’s dumpster-broken and useless(to the store and dumpster owner ) I could get fined,if i were to just take it, if i approached the manager,or whoever,inside the store,and asked if I could have it- I would be told that I couldn’t -with no explanation,Its an unspoken Tabu,to want a pallet. My point being ,all my life here in Pa. Pallets ,good, bad ,or otherwise,have always been a commodity,and cannot be acquired in any way-that I’ve found out about ,in all my obvious attempts.Its a non-subject,its an unspoken rule that everyone abides.So,am I just looking,and asking the wrong people. Or are pallets an overwhelming “trashed” object-everwhere else in the united states,and easily acquired without “breaking any laws”.ITS RIDICULOUS.Do you know anything about” the rules” of getting used wooden pallets,here in PA.,or overall .Because there seems to be alot of pallets out there, for people to reuse them,in the many DIY projects,I’ve seen lately.Please Email me if you have any info on this subject.Thankyou for your time. LISA JONES

  2. Hi Lisa,

    I grew up in PA and when I left I was stunned that people could even touch wooden pallets. Not just pallets either, my brother was almost arrested moving into his dorm for having milk crates (they called my Dad who actually had the crates since the 70’s). These odd rules are primarily from the Dairy Association. Turns out people really like milk crates and folks were getting fed up with theft.

    As for more info on pallet laws I suggest you check out The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (uh huh) http://www.palletcentral.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=383&Itemid=214

    This is slightly more depressing but it gives the perspective of the issue http://recycling.about.com/od/Resources/a/Pallet-And-Container-Theft-Legislation.htm

    Best of luck to you.
    ~Sara

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