The shed is among five buildings that comprise the last traditional smoked-herring facility in the U.S., and an organization called Lubec Landmarks has worked for almost 25 years to preserve it. Lubec Landmarks President Rachel Rubeor said legal tangles, including salvage rights claims by some Canadian citizens, could doom the building.
The Maine Arts Commission announced its selection Tuesday as part of the State Capitol Copper Dome Reuse Project. The artists will use century-old copper sheathing, which was replaced in 2014. The pieces vary in size, but average 20-by-36 inches.
Travis Dame of North Berwick takes nails out of reclaimed boards at Longleaf Lumber in Berwick. Reclaimed wood from Maine is getting top dollar as customers seek out quality and beauty. John Ewing/Staff Photographer
“It’s really become quite important that it has a provenance,” observed Kris Cornish, executive director of the Maine Wood Products Association. “They like the fact that they’re having their coffee on a piece of wood from a mill in New England that generated wool for uniforms at some point, and now it’s being re-used and not just trashed.”
At Counter Culture’s barista training center in New York City’s trendy SoHo, the maple flooring came from an 1840s-era textile mill in Biddeford. ©Alan Tansey Photo
Matthew Stepp (left) and Mike Weston of Rusted Raven Furniture Co. upcycle furniture at their workshop in Hampden. Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Stepp and Weston are among several artists in Maine who are upcycling furniture and restoring old pieces.
Here at the RA we have a special place in our hearts for classic vehicle reuse. This project by Winkelman Architecture is awesome!
Comprehensive restoration of a 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus. Designed to safely travel 12 passengers and driver on the road, it converts to guest quarters for two as two single beds or joined in the center as a queen. Complete with plumbing (toilet and sink) and power (120v and 12v)
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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the film, a group of local architects, sculptors, installation artists, and painters built the thing from reclaimed construction materials in one caffeine-filled 24-hour session, locking themselves in a warehouse and working from noon to noon to complete it.