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Company offers lesson in architectural salvage

The eight to 10 participants then we will go to a “cracker shack” and pull it apart, with hands-on training and oversight “because most of salvage is understanding the ‘feel’ of the wood and how to remove items based on pressure points, leverage, and listening to the cues that the wood gives you.”This $100 per person course — $75 for a second person from the same family or organization — will be fun but hard work. There are risks involved with deconstruction and anyone entering the jobsite must acknowledge and sign a waiver, the company said.

Source: Company offers lesson in architectural salvage

Frank Jones Brewery redo saves architectural treasures

Mat Ouellette, assistant project manager for Chinburg Properties, shows an orginal low ceiling area that still remains, before a new level is built, at the Frank Jones Brew Yard in Portsmouth. [Rich Beauchesne/Seacoastonline]

“The quality is amazing,” said Spitzer, about the wood planks with aged patina. Spitzer said a local craftsman will use some of the timbers to make club room fixtures and tables, mill some for shelving and use other old planks for finish work. More of the pine timbers will be reused for counter tops and furniture, he said.

Source: Frank Jones Brewery redo saves architectural treasures

Artist Rides Rivers in a Homemade Shantyboat to Learn About the People Who Live on the Banks

Wes Modes, an artist and lecturing professor at UC Santa Cruz and a crew full of creative mates built a shanty boat out of found materials and trash and rode down both the Mississippi River and the Tennessee River over the course of the past two summers. The collective purpose of these journeys is to learn about the people who live on and around the banks and the about the ecology of the rivers.

Source: Artist Rides Rivers in a Homemade Shantyboat to Learn About the People Who Live on the Banks

Craftsman’s ‘mad science’ transforms salvaged material

Jaime Walton creates woodwork at his workshop in Railroad

Jaime Walton creates woodwork at his workshop in Railroad Square. (Photo: Jaime Walton)

Today at age 51, Walton can’t imagine himself in any other line of work and believes in interrupting the waste stream to landfills by placing discarded items back into mainstream use. In Albany, he would purchase items from salvage yards, auctions, and estates, but since arriving in Tallahassee has received many donations. He also creates with found objects, like an abandoned railroad tie whose sculptural qualities allow Walton to see it as a future fireplace mantle or bookshelf.

Source: Craftsman’s ‘mad science’ transforms salvaged material

Duo works toward a greener future

John Steinbeck and Dusty VanRenan Green Rivers Recycling LLC.

“Old-growth lumber is lumber that is so old that the trees that were here when the settlers first came or what they used or milled for building materials. It’s a very dense wood, impervious to termites and it’s highly sought after by a lot of builders throughout the country,” he said. “You’re also preserving these old buildings, which is really important to some of the farmers and owners around here. The building obviously can’t stay, but at least the materials that their forefathers used to erect these structures can still prove to be preserved and not just wasted by going through a landfill and being burned.”

Source: Duo works toward a greener future

Baltimore rowhouse wood gets new life as furniture – Baltimore Sun

Peter Martin, carpenter, Sandtown Millworks, sands a large piece of wood salvaged in Baltimore. The reclaimed wood is used to make furniture. Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun

When Bolster started renovating rowhouses 20 years ago, he noticed that very few people in the industry saved the wood they pulled out of the homes. “It all ended up in landfills,” he said. “I started saving some of the wood because the character of it was so much more fantastic than new wood.” Some of the first creations to come from Bolster’s shop were made of wood salvaged from houses in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood — hence the name. “Many of our designs are driven by the wood dimensions we pulled from those rowhouses,” he said. During the past couple of years, Bolster said, his furniture business has snowballed, rivaling his renovation company.

Source: Baltimore rowhouse wood gets new life as furniture – Baltimore Sun

Detroit group that salvages homes is recovering after fire | The Merced Sun-Star

FILE - In a Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, workers at Reclaim Detroit salvage wood that was taken from abandon homes in the city and making them useful for other projects, in Detroit. Reclaim Detroit, that gives new life to wood, doors and antique fixtures salvaged from deserted homes is getting its own revival. With no strings attached, Reclaim Detroit said it has received a $100,000 grant after a fire destroyed a workshop, tools and wood saved from more than 100 houses. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP) DETROIT NEWS OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES /Detroit Free Press via AP) DETROIT NEWS OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT DETROIT FREE PRESS

FILE – In a Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, workers at Reclaim Detroit salvage wood that was taken from abandon homes in the city and making them useful for other projects, in Detroit. Reclaim Detroit, that gives new life to wood, doors and antique fixtures salvaged from deserted homes is getting its own revival. With no strings attached, Reclaim Detroit said it has received a $100,000 grant after a fire destroyed a workshop, tools and wood saved from more than 100 houses. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP)

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Reclaim Detroit operated at a large warehouse in Highland Park that was destroyed by fire in February. It hopes to open a new mill shop this summer, thanks to Open Road, which provided the largest grant. “Our ability to earn money was imperiled by the fire. … We lost a lot of antique doors and handles. We lost all of the circular saws, ladders, pickaxes. You name it, we lost it,” Dundon said. “Insurance didn’t cover all the losses. It’s extremely difficult for the insurance market to value salvage materials.”

Source: Detroit group that salvages homes is recovering after fire | The Merced Sun-Star

Wine Rack – 25 Inventive Examples of Furniture Made From Car Parts | Complex UK

Here at the Reclamation Administration we give credit and link back to the original sources to all our posts if we can. In the case of this engine block wine rack, we could not find the origin of this awesome project. If you made this – we would love to know who you are! Please contact us.

Part: Engine Block

Source: Wine Rack – 25 Inventive Examples of Furniture Made From Car Parts | Complex UK

Excess Dale Forest Service buildings to be sold for salvage – Local News –

 

The Umatilla National Forest will begin accepting bids June 10 through June 30 for the removal of 10 single-family or duplex homes, one garage and one office outbuilding, according to a Forest Service press release.

These 12 buildings constitute Phase One of the process to sell or transfer the 25 buildings located at the Dale Administrative Site. This site once served as headquarters for the Dale Ranger District. In 1984, the Dale Ranger District combined with the Ukiah Ranger District to form the North Fork John Day Ranger District.

 Additional information including pictures, building descriptions, bid forms, disclosure notices and removal instructions is available at any Umatilla National Forest Office or on the forest website at fs.usda.gov/umatilla.

Source: Excess Dale Forest Service buildings to be sold for salvage – Local News –

Union Daily Times | District looking to get rid of vacant schools

Charles Warner | The Union Times The old Excelsior Middle School building on Culp Street has been vacant since it was closed at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Shortly after it closed, its electrical system was destroyed by thieves who broke in and ripped out the copper wire in the building making it unusable. The Union County School District will conduct a study of the property along with the old Carlsan and Adamsburg school buildings to find the best way to dispose of the properties.

Lawson proposed that the board authorize the study of the properties including the survey, appraisal, and salvage review to help determine the means of disposing of the properties that will best benefit the district. He pointed out that in the case of Carlsan, the study will also include a timber evaluation of the site which has 18-20 acres of pine and hardwood. Lawson said that the evaluation will help determine whether or not the timber should be sold separately or sold with the rest of the property to ensure the district gets the best value possible.

Source: Union Daily Times | District looking to get rid of vacant schools

The return of ‘raw’ materials in home design – FT.com

Dining room by Lionel Jadot, lioneljadot.com

Dining room by Lionel Jadot, lioneljadot.com

Domestic interiors are becoming rougher around the edges, too. London architectural salvage and interior design group Retrouvius works on interiors projects with budgets ranging from £150,000 to £2m. “People are looking for a raw and more organic style,” says Retrouvius co-founder and designer Maria Speake. “It’s a trend among affluent, well-travelled, cosmopolitan clients. It’s not about rustic — it’s more sophisticated than that — but there’s a craving for simplicity and a sense of the handmade.”

Source: The return of ‘raw’ materials in home design – FT.com

Whitefish, Montana Seeking Bids to Remove Buildings, Materials from Donated Park Land – Flathead Beacon

City Manager Chuck Stearns said the city is inviting sealed bids from anyone who might want to purchase any of the buildings and either move them off the property or salvage materials, such as barn wood, from the buildings and salvage the contents.

via Whitefish Seeking Bids to Remove Buildings, Materials from Donated Park Land – Flathead Beacon.

Urban Lumber plans to grow outward from Springfield | Business | Eugene, Oregon

“We’re used to big trees,” he said. “Some people don’t even know that walnut trees get that big.”

He also found ways to access material from old wooden buildings — and facilities like the University of Oregon’s old tennis courts — and even from the sea.

One stack of wood stored in his factory, waiting to be transformed, is from World War II cargo ships that had been deliberately sunk in Newport harbor after the war as part of a pier.

Seth San Filippo, owner of Urban Lumber, has moved into a new larger location in the old Booth Kelly Mill in Springfield. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard)

via Urban Lumber plans to grow outward from Springfield | Business | Eugene, Oregon.

Old factory’s bricks, wood are saved. And that’s lucky for Notre Dame. – South Bend Tribune: Business

 

Brick, wood being save from South Bend factory

Six buildings that are part of the former Wilson Brothers Shirt Co. factory — located along Sample Street, a block west of Chapin Street — are being deconstructed. SBT Photo/GREG SWIERCZ

There’s a strong market for those materials, too.

For example, the Wilson complex — like many other factories its age — is a repository of old-growth timbers that have become extremely rare. The hard maple flooring and heart-pine support beams inside the buildings were cut from trees that had been growing for hundreds of years. Old factories are some of the last places where such wood can be found.

via Old factory’s bricks, wood are saved. And that’s lucky for Notre Dame. – South Bend Tribune: Business.

 

Recycled Kitchens, Salvaged Splendor – The New York Times

Jonathan and Barbara Pessolano’s kitchen from Green Demolitions in place, approximately. The couple also bought windows, subway tile and a marble mantel from other salvage stores. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times

But after visiting the store, they bought an enormous used kitchen from a house in Upper Saddle River, N.J., this past April for $11,100. Green Demolitions estimated the kitchen would have set them back about $60,000 new.

via Recycled Kitchens, Salvaged Splendor – The New York Times.

Last look? Deconstruction looms for Fifth Church, on Cleveland’s West Side (photos) | cleveland.com

Cleveland is working with a consultant, WR Restoration of Twinsburg, to evaluate the church and determine what materials can be saved. That analysis will provide a menu of potential costs for the city and the future site developers. Disassembling the church, rather than simply tearing it down, would be an unusual – and expensive – proposition.

via Last look? Deconstruction looms for Fifth Church, on Cleveland’s West Side (photos) | cleveland.com.

Big Green Recycling Machine – Urban Milwaukee

Stained glass windows salvaged by WasteCap Resource Solutions. Photo by Amanda Mickevicius.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.

via Big Green Recycling Machine – Urban Milwaukee.

Railroad Spike Beer Rack Train by RailroadWare

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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RailroadWare Logo IconWHAT IS RAILROADWARE?

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.

Railroad Spike Beer Rack Train 44″ – 6 pack – RailroadWare.

Detroit’s 70,000 abandoned homes a treasure trove for rubble-sifting artisans: ‘It’s like a treasure hunt’ | Financial Post

Bryan Mitchell/BloombergReclaim Detroit workers salvage wood from an abandoned house on Elmhurst Street in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Bryan Mitchell/BloombergReclaim

“It’s like a treasure hunt,” said Craig Varterian, executive director of Reclaim Detroit, a nonprofit group that’s stripped and sold materials from almost 70 demolished homes. Floorboards and joists of early 20th century maple, walnut, hickory, fir and even chestnut are prized for their density and fine grain.

As Detroit ramps up demolitions of vacant dwellings, Mayor Mike Duggan plans a reclamation center in a city-owned building to keep tons of rubble out of landfills and create jobs and merchandise. Recycling would become a centerpiece of the city’s blight-removal effort, which is struggling to maintain funding.

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Craig Varterian, executive director of Reclaim Detroit, walks down a hall lined with reclaimed doors at the organization’s office and warehouse in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

via Detroit’s 70,000 abandoned homes a treasure trove for rubble-sifting artisans: ‘It’s like a treasure hunt’ | Financial Post.

Old factory gets new life | The Herald-Dispatch

0310_corbin_09_47110.jpgBishop Nash/The Herald-Dispatch J. Deacon Stone, Project Director of the Coalfield Development Corporation gives a guided tour of the Corbin Building in Huntington’s Westmoreland neighborhood Monday, March 9, 2015, in Huntington.

While salvaging materials from the building that closed and has sat vacant since 2002, executive director Brandon Dennison and others at Coalfield Development saw solid footers, walls and a roof that were in good shape and decided to buy the building.

Coalfield Development is working with Community Works and the Wayne County Economic Development Authority on the project, with the goal of turning the former factory into a creative arts-based hub where artists can live and have space to work.

via Old factory gets new life | The Herald-Dispatch.

Hyland Mather – the lost object

making in London, october of 2014, with Mando (amanda marie) seeyouthroughit

i make stuff from junk.  i pick up one mess, one pile, and make another mess, and another pile.  i use the junk from the city, i use the stuff from the field, i use the bits in the forest, and the things in the trash.  i hunt, i collect, i gather, but only what i need for the work, for the play.  color, shape, composition.  some lost stuff gets found again.

‘Light Moves’ Lost Object piece in Beacon, New York. Part of the Beautiful Times tour with Amanda Marie.  Our friends Dan and Kelene from Thundercut / Open Space Beacon / Electric Windows made it possible.

via the lost object.

Reclaimed wood company Grain Designs building on success of NDSU memorabilia | West Fargo Pioneer

Grant Koenig, Philip Bruckbauer and Blain Mikkonen, from left to right, own Grain Designs in West Fargo and sell furniture from reclaimed wood including the bleachers from the NDSU Bison Sports Arena. Dave Wallis

“When we first started, we’d go tear down a barn and build as much from it as we could,” Mikkonen said. “That’s kind of what we still do. We don’t necessarily tear down the barns ourselves anymore, but we’ll buy reclaimed lumber.”

The partners are strong believers in using sustainable materials for environmental reasons, but they also find value in the history and the story reclaimed wood gives a project.

Bison designs and logos made at Grain Designs in West Fargo. Photo by Dave Wallis

via Reclaimed wood company Grain Designs building on success of NDSU memorabilia | West Fargo Pioneer.

LOT-EK uses recycled truck bodies to create a rooftop penthouse in NYC | Inhabitat New York City

Not only were some frames attached to the new front facade of the West Village townhouse as super unique bay windows, they were also used to build a sophisticated penthouse surrounded by a thriving rooftop garden.

via LOT-EK uses recycled truck bodies to create a rooftop penthouse in NYC | Inhabitat New York City.

Artist Returns to Glass Work of Her Youth | TheLedger.com

Stained glass artist Shelley Rae Wood says she loves bringing joy to people through her work. PROVIDED BY SHELLEY RAE WOOD

“I believe too many things are thrown away,” she explains. “I make it into art and make it pretty.”

Sometimes, she uses whole pieces and adheres them together, creating high-relief sculptures within a frame. In others, she either breaks pieces or uses already broken pieces to create whimsical compositions that resemble more traditional stained glass work.

via Artist Returns to Glass Work of Her Youth | TheLedger.com.

Salvaging the IceHouse – SRQ Daily Jan 2, 2015

More than just a salvage shop, SAS offers a place to explore and be inspired. While the original warehouse space still has salvaged architectural elements and raw material, the new store showcases diamonds in the ruff transformed into finished original pieces giving fresh, new life to forgotten relics.

via Salvaging the IceHouse – SRQ Daily Jan 2, 2015.

The sound of American Crayon | Sandusky Register

Provided photo / Ben Baker plays a “canjo,” or a banjo made with a can resonator. He created the canjo from salvaged pieces of materials from the American Crayon factory.

Maple hardwood floorboards found inside American Crayon — some 100 years older or more — make great necks for string instruments, including guitars, Baker said.

So far, Baker has salvaged some of the hardwood for guitar necks. Meanwhile, he also repurposed some of the factory’s supporting beams into guitar bodies and custom ukeleles as well.

via The sound of American Crayon | Sandusky Register.

Waste not by giving stained glass windows a new life | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times

A stained-glass window is one of two pairs remaining from a 1904 house.

Earthwise got the windows when a South Park man decided to rent out his home after living there for 25 years, according to Earthwise director Kadence Englehardt. Rather than risk the windows being broken by renters, the man brought them to the salvage shop to ensure their safety.

via Waste not by giving stained glass windows a new life | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times.

Alberta history preserved by salvaging antique wood for home renos

Alberta history preserved by salvaging antique wood for home renos

Michael Gerrand from Salvage Solutions, a company in Pincher Creek, Alberta that tears down old barns, then sells the wood and extras for flooring, doors and furniture. Photograph by: Greg Southam , Edmonton Journal

“It adds a soul to a house,” Gerrand said of the antique wood additions. “All I see from my drive up from Pincher Creek to Edmonton is thousands of soulless houses and I think that there’s a market to putting a little bit of soul into some of these places and a little bit of history. I think people want it.

“I think Albertans, just like they want to know where their food comes from nowadays, I think they’d be pretty interested to know where some of their building materials came from.”

via Alberta history preserved by salvaging antique wood for home renos.

Nonprofit and Mt. Airy salvage company unite to sustainably reduce Germantown blight — NewsWorks

Philadelphia Community Corps is providing first-phase deconstruction of nine vacant homes in Germantown-Logan, just outside the main entrance of La Salle University. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks)Philadelphia Community Corps is providing first-phase deconstruction of nine vacant homes in Germantown-Logan, just outside the main entrance of La Salle University. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks)

“Chris immediately saw the potential,” Trainor said. “Philadelphia Community Corps needs an experienced for-profit partner to break through the barriers to entry into the structure removal industry, and Philadelphia Salvage Company needs a reliable supply of reclaimed building materials.”

They immediately got to work seeking opportunities, and through the collaboration PCC was awarded their first contract — to provide first-phase deconstruction of nine vacant homes in the Germantown-Logan section of Philadelphia, just outside the main entrance of La Salle University.

via Nonprofit and Mt. Airy salvage company unite to sustainably reduce Germantown blight — NewsWorks.

Quakes fuel boost to Wellington economy | Stuff.co.nz

GOING NATIVE: Grant Scaife at his salvage yard at Mangaroa, Upper Hutt.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of native timber is being salvaged from earthquake-prone Wellington buildings.

But while some items such as matai flooring are in hot demand, “stacks” of rimu beams and other forms of native timber are languishing in recycling yards because of a lack of demand.

via Quakes fuel boost to Wellington economy | Stuff.co.nz.

Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table by John Whitmarsh on Instructables

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I’m not sure how I came up with the idea, but it probably happened while I was in wine country, tasting wine and I had a moment of inspiration while under the influence. In any case, I wanted to make something a little different than the normal chunky wine barrel furniture – something a little more graceful and contemporary. I’d never seen curved barrel staves turned on their side before, so I decided to start there.

Picture of Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table

via Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table.

Dumpster Diving to Save the Chesapeake Bay | Christy Everett

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When people think about cutting-edge architecture and design, they often think about high-costs and space-age technology. But a key component of the Living Building Challenge is to use as many recycled and reusable materials as possible to save natural resources, energy, and costs.

So for past year and a half, we’ve been dumpster diving to salvage and use materials for the Brock Center that otherwise would go to the local landfill.

via Dumpster Diving to Save the Chesapeake Bay | Christy Everett.

Little Relaxation Cabin Built From Mostly Salvaged Materials | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

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According to Diedricksen, the cabin wasn’t even planned – it just came along as kind of an afterthought during one of his small home building workshops. Being a long-time collector of salvaged and donated building materials, he had just about everything he needed on hand already.

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via Little Relaxation Cabin Built From Mostly Salvaged Materials | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.

Daylit Casa Estero Puente Built Using Wood Salvaged From Abandoned Villas in Chile | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Projects like this show that there’s really no reason to waste anything in construction anymore! The eco-conscious Casa Estero Puente in Puerto Varas, Chile, was built using wood salvaged from abandoned villas in the area.

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via Daylit Casa Estero Puente Built Using Wood Salvaged From Abandoned Villas in Chile | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Cafe built of salvaged Katrina wood opens 9 years after the storm, fulfilling lifelong dream | NOLA.com

The café’s interior is built from reclaimed wood. It’s all milled of trees felled by the storm’s winds on Aug. 29, 2005. Instead of adding the trunks and limbs to the giant piles of post-storm roadside rubble, Fitzmorris used to it realize one of her dreams.

via Cafe built of salvaged Katrina wood opens 9 years after the storm, fulfilling lifelong dream | NOLA.com.

With recycling, Re Store becomes Ballard Reuse | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times

Joel Blaschke, co-owner of Ballard Reuse, shows off a lounge chair made from salvaged fir and crafted by fellow Ballard Reuse staffer James Taylor. Blaschke is sitting atop a pile of salvaged fir.

Joel Blaschke, co-owner of Ballard Reuse, shows off a lounge chair made from salvaged fir and crafted by fellow Ballard Reuse staffer James Taylor. Blaschke is sitting atop a pile of salvaged fir.

With the new business license comes a new partnership; Ballard Reuse will be teaming up with Seattle ReCreative, a local nonprofit with a mission quite similar to Ballard Reuse, but with a focus: the arts. Fiscally sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the group aims to have art classes and workshops for both children and adults, as well as exhibition space.

via With recycling, Re Store becomes Ballard Reuse | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times.

Wineka column: Historic Salisbury’s salvage store also brings new life to former ice plant | Salisbury Post

Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director Brian Davis stands among a treasure trove of old doors, windows and related hardware that was salvaged out of old homes that were to be demolished. The items are stored in the 1912 Ice House on Horah Street. The HSF sells the items to building contractors, homeowners, artists or anyone who is interested in the materials. The monies raised go to benefit the foundation.JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST

Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director Brian Davis stands among a treasure trove of old doors, windows and related hardware that was salvaged out of old homes that were to be demolished. The items are stored in the 1912 Ice House on Horah Street. The HSF sells the items to building contractors, homeowners, artists or anyone who is interested in the materials. The monies raised go to benefit the foundation.

via Wineka column: Historic Salisbury’s salvage store also brings new life to former ice plant | Salisbury Post.

Car-b-que (BBQ made from the front of a classic car) by Tinworm on Instructables

Tinworm made an extraordinary grill from a formerly cute auto.  Instructables always delivers!

For the purists among us, who are upset by me cutting up an old car, I remind myself that it was to be crushed and that there wasn’t enough left of her to be the basis of a restoration.

via Car-b-que (BBQ made from the front of a classic car).

Looking for Reclaimed Wood? The City of Detroit Joins the Salvage Business – Next City

Detroit’s Great Lakes Coffee used salvaged materials to pay homage to a bygone era.

Last week, Duggan announced a new pilot salvage program for the city’s North Corktown neighborhood. It’s starting small. The city will solicit bids from local salvaging outfits to find reusable materials in 10 houses set to be demolished. The city’s Building Authority is in charge of the effort.

The initiative, which they hope will launch next month, is part of the Mayor’s broader blight strategy, now with an eye on preservation as opposed to straight-up demolition.

via Looking for Reclaimed Wood? The City of Detroit Joins the Salvage Business – Next City.

Kevin McCloud oversees three designers attempting to upcycle an entire Airbus A320 in Supersized Salvage | Unreality TV

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Kevin is hoping to provide a genuine solution to Britain’s waste crisis by challenging three designers to turn an Airbus A320 plane into hundreds of amazing new products.

The results are truly outstanding with every part of the plane being utilised to create everything from office pods and rickshaws to rocking chairs and jewellery.

via Kevin McCloud oversees three designers attempting to upcycle an entire Airbus A320 in Supersized Salvage | Unreality TV.