This bar counter at Hoppy Daze brewpub in Otay Mesa West was constructed from upcycled bowling alley lanes from the former Vista Entertainment Center, through a program to recycle construction materials. (Bruce DeMoss, Hoppy Daze)
“It was actually better than I envisioned,” he said. “When we were building it, we were like every day, this is going to be cool. It ended up above our expectations. We built it so that it was all re-purposed everything.”
Source: From bowling alley to brewpub, recycled lumber gets new life – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Inside, the units are light and bright thanks to banks of new windows. When stones were removed to create window openings, they were reused in the courtyard.
The wood floors are another reclamation story. About 30 percent of the original flooring was salvaged and reused.
“We salvaged another 30 percent from the buildings that were torn down to make way for the Tower at PNC Plaza Downtown,” the developer said. “The final third is bowling alley flooring from West Virginia.”
The bowling alley — 2 inches of solid maple — was used in two units and all of the hallways. “They don’t even make bowling alleys like that anymore.”
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i know i’m not the only guy making tables out of reclaimed bowling alleys, so i put a little bit of a different spin on my designs.
made from 1930s era bowling alley maple (not heart pine or oak, like some, but the real high quality maple stuff) “the lebowski” is a low bench or coffee table, depending on your needs.
the dude stands 17.5″ tall and has a 25″ X18″ top.
i filled the gaps and finished the piece with a red-dyed epoxy, then sanded most of it off again, creating a unique, tinted finish. i then buffed on many many layers of “bowling alley wax,” of course…
the legs are 4 actual used bowling pins from a local bowling alley. i threaded them on so they wil be shipped removed and are real easy to put back on.
and there’s a matching side table. check it out here:
contact me if interested in both and we can possibly work out pickups/delivery.
thanks for looking,
via reclaimed bowling alley and pins side table the dude by timsway.