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Philadelphia Salvage company takes over foundry with 200 ‘orphan’ pianos [photos] — NewsWorks

Keys covered in dust and dirt at the old Bureau Brothers Foundry building in North Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philadelphia Salvage owner Chris Stock described his first tour of the piano-filled foundry as “surreal.” He said he plans on hiring someone to evaluate the instruments. Many keyboards are caked with dirt and can no longer produce a note, but Stock hopes to donate working pianos to the community. The crew working at the foundry labeled the pianos with blue masking tape for possible salvageable materials, such as ivory keys and ornamented veneers.

The Philadelphia Salvage company plans to expand to the former bronze foundry at 23rd and Westmoreland Streets in North Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

More than 200 pianos are in various states of decay at the old Bureau Brother Foundry in North Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

via Philadelphia Salvage company takes over foundry with 200 ‘orphan’ pianos [photos] — NewsWorks.

Andi’s Kitchen: Cabinet Shopping Renovation Diary | Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy has a nice little ongoing feature called Renovation Diary. It’s a great place to find inspiration and possibly even learn something. Segment 6 is all about cabinet reuse. Enjoy!


Week 3 of construction was less exciting than weeks 1 & 2 — in a good way. On the weekend I visited the architectural salvage yards in Berkeley: Ohmega Salvage and Urban Ore. I was hunting for a vintage hutch, buffet, or piece of cabinetry that could serve as a pantry, with open storage for our dry food, as well as a pastry-making station. This older piece is important because it will bring character and provenance to a room full of IKEA cabinetry (which I happen to like, but in a different way).



via Andi’s Kitchen: Cabinet Shopping Renovation Diary | Apartment Therapy.

Salvage yards Sourcing Period Freatures | Period Living

Roger Hunt’s guide to sourcing authentic features. This is a really comprehensive and inspiring article.

Reclaimed chimney pots; Stained glass; Cast iron column radiators

Nowadays a salvage yard can be a first port of call when you’re undertaking a renovation project, offering everything from reclaimed period bricks, tiles, stone, front doors and chimney pots to fireplaces, radiators, baths and sinks, floorboards and flagstones in many period styles.

A Gothic style oak door; Reclaimed handmade bricks and hand-cut York flagstones

via Salvage yards | Period Living.