Day 95 – Salvage

Unbuilding

Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasures of Unwanted Houses by Bob Falk and Brad Guy is such a cool book!  It tells you how to “deconstruct” or take apart and salvage old buildings.  This is often done when remodeling or demolishing a building.  The art of deconstruction and salvaging, called “unbuilding”  by the authors saves useful items from going to the landfill.

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer who wants to get into a hot new market, then this is for you!  You can also do an online search for salvage shops in your area who may carry the products that have been deconstructed and saved from landfills.

I worked with my client who was remodeling and modernizing a vintage apartment building in Chicago.  When I saw the treasures inside, I called my friends at the local salvage shop.  They purchased doors, trim, hardware, and plumbing fixtures from my client.  The doors and trim went on to be a part of a movie set!  This is salvaging in action.

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