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using old shelves, pallets, and branches from fallen trees, dambo has built the giant wooden trolls. the installation marks the 15th anniversary of the electronic festival as a gift to the local community. over 200 volunteers helped to collect the materials needed before dambo and a crew of 15 people spent 25 weeks building the sculptures.
Source: thomas dambo builds 7 giant trolls made from reclaimed wood in belgian forest
They call it the “Conceptual” house because of it’s experimental approach toward both construction and positioning. Their aim was to keep costs as low as possible by using local and recycled materials, and they chose the setting among the fragments of an old barn to create a sort of open courtyard feeling around the home.
via Minimalist Country Home Built From A Recycled Barn – Tiny House for UsTiny House for Us.
Something is very satisfying when a person can complete a project from reused items so that they don’t end up in a landfill while saving money in the process. Last year, we constructed a goat barn using mostly reused building materials and it cost us less than $1,000.
via A DIY Goat Barn for Less Than $1,000 from Reclaimed Materials – DIY – MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
For 20 years now, Italy-based German interior designer and furniture maker Katrin Arens has been finding fresh uses for discarded wood. She’s still on the vanguard of the reclaimed movement: “I love reusing wood to make things that will last,” she tells us. “I aim for designs that are simple and clean without being cold.”
via The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition: Remodelista.
Designed and built by a local architecture student, the tiny cozy cabin was created as a contemplative retreat in the aurora forest of Northern Norway. The cabin was crafted from recycled materials supplemented with local timber, and features a solar panel strong enough to power a laptop and lighting.
via Architecture student builds a tiny solar-powered cabin from recycled materials Aurora Cabin – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Rich Duncan Construction used Barnwood Natural woods on walls and ceilings to add warmth and charm to the First Call Home Health building project.
“There is a lot of great material that we can use that uses a lot less energy and emits a lot less carbon,” Wadleigh said. “We like to design and build projects with what we have so that we are not taking down more trees and we are buying no plastic.”
Clients choose Barnwood Naturals partly because the wood is recycled and holds history, but also because the wood looks so much better than wood purchased now.
“The coloring is much different than new wood,” Wadleigh said. “Doug fir at the big box stores looks nothing like the old growth. There is a lot of character in this older wood.”
Barnwood Naturals warehouses a wide assortment of reclaimed woods, mostly from the Pacific Northwest.
via Business turns old wood into re-useful products.
I started by making a pattern from a piece of newspaper. I just free-handed the pumpkin on half the paper so that it was symmetrical. I traced this onto two pieces of salvaged barn wood.
via Beyond The Picket Fence: Salvage Style, A Reclaimed Wood Pumpkin, & Link Party.
For the Calgary design studio Hinterland, raw materials are everything. Sustainably-certified timber and salvaged wood play a central role in Hinterland’s impressive range of “functional art,” which is to say, unusually artful objects that happen to be supremely functional as well.
via Little Gems from Hinterland | 2Modern Blog.
Phoebe Washburn is actually an artist, not organizer, by trade, but there are interesting lessons to be taken from this installation project.
In her case, the wall is composed of overlapping slats of found wood, given it depth, dimension and just a hint of chaos – layered on top are other found objects, at once disorganized but hinting at shed pegboards and other functional storage systems.
Read the entire article via Informal Storage: Wood Slat Wall Inspired by Safari Vests | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.
These beams are salvaged from the Baltimore Harbor and re-sawn. They have a distinctive charcoal color because of their origin.
via Coffee Table Reclaimed Wood Salvaged from the by dylangrey on Etsy.