Holly Springs resident Mark Whitlock used his over 30 years of experience in the salvaging business to construct a building from mostly recycled materials. This building is the first new one in the Town Center District.
“All of the floor has been reclaimed out of a building in Pennsylvania, which used to be a part of an old school house,” Whitlock said. “A building in Kentucky was taken down by a fire, so I salvaged about six tractor trailer loads of it and turned it into furniture. I also brought back 13 tractor trailer loads of lights and light fixtures from Texas to use to create my own light fixtures. Every light fixture in the house was made from these materials and the ones I didn’t use for the light fixtures in my h
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Professionals from Design Within Reach judged the students’ projects — awarding first place to Josh Arndt for the re-imagined seesaw. For the project, Arndt bent and welded a salvaged steel plate for the seesaw’s fulcrum and restored a weathered pine beam for the seat.
“The class is all about salvaging and teaching the students to go out and bottom feed,” Herdt said.
She teaches students to find beauty and potential in the discarded objects by investigating their original materials. Her students are inspired to test their creativity while finding new purposes for scraps and waste.
For her project, recent CU graduate Karina White created a modular shelving unit. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Cardinale/CU)
via CU-Boulder ‘Green Tech’ course results in eco-friendly, functional art – Boulder Daily Camera.