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.
via Philadelphia Salvage company takes over foundry with 200 ‘orphan’ pianos [photos] — NewsWorks.
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.
Roger Hunt’s guide to sourcing authentic features. This is a really comprehensive and inspiring article.
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.
via Salvage yards | Period Living.