Material ReUse (cont.)
The stairway rail was not up to code because the space in between rails was greater than 4”. Therefore we salvaged a wrought iron fence that was being thrown-out next door and had a welder cut the fence bars to the appropriate size and weld them in between each existing guard rail, to bring it up to code.
We used reclaimed hardwood (from Jay’s parents apartment that was being torn down) to build newly refinished floors in 4 bedrooms.
Many electrical outlets, light switches and light fixtures were taking from the same apartment and reused.
We have obtained thousands of bottle caps and wine corks, and plan to make two hallway floors (currently left unfinished) from these reclaimed materials.
Our mailbox in the house is a re-purposed wine rack
The library shelves were made from a combination of two shelves diverted from the dump by ReUse Warehouse and leftover shiplap.
Out of some leftover wrought iron fence, we had a giant custom bike rack welded for our garage.
Discarded bricks on the way to the dump became a beautiful walkway.