A 1948 bus front dispenses beer at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint in Roanoke, Va. (Photo: Black Dog Salvage)
“It requires lots of imagination,” Whiteside says. “I’ve never run across anything I couldn’t figure out how to reuse for another purpose.”
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“We build new homes and use reclaimed materials to give homes character,” said Ricci, who has recently used reclaimed old wood from a R. J. Reynolds downtown factory building in his construction projects. “There are 100 or 200 years of character in that wood.”
Homeowners feel a great sense of pride over preserving old, valuable materials. They add beauty to the home and become conversation pieces.
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via The three Rs of building: reclaim, reuse, repurpose – Winston-Salem Journal: Home.
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“On any given weekend, we get at least a thousand people through the store- which is a lot for us. Our parking lot is full. We’re going to have to expand that a bit. We realize that the television show can’t go on forever and we certainly wouldn’t want to do it forever, but it looks like there will be quite a bit more to come from the feedback we get from the network and from our fans across the country.”
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Black Dog Salvage, located at 902 13th St. S.W., specializes in reclaiming, repurposing and reselling architectural salvage. The business is the focus of “Salvage Dawgs,” which premiered on the DIY Network on Nov. 8.
The show follows Whiteside and Kulp as they race the wrecking ball to save what they can out of architecturally unique old sites. In the first episode, you see them painstakingly pull delicate pieces out of old homes — such as a giant bay window out of the Izzard House in Floyd County.
In between, there are shots of Whiteside’s black lab, Sally the Salvage Dog.
Many of the locations featured on the show will be familiar to Southwest Virginians, and if you visit the shop, employees can point out which episode select pieces came from. Both men have an eye for finding the unique pieces in their shop, but they never imagined their partnership would lead to a cable series.
via Roanoke shop salvages architecture pieces | The News Leader | newsleader.com.