Category Archives: DIY

Cutting our way into the new year!

Drew Kraus, a member at NextFab, made these beautiful butcher blocks and cutting boards using reclaimed hardwood found at The Resource Exchange, plus some scrap material collected from NextFab!   “I only got into woodworking mid 2019 but excited to move onto more and bigger projects. I’ll be stopping back in soon for more supplies on next projects!!” To see more of Drew’s work, follow him on Instagram @Drewrk_  NextFab will soon be our neighbors in the 1800 North American Street warehouse!  We are looking forward to seeing how their creative community incorporates reuse into their practices!   

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Soap + The RE!

It’s craft market season! Check out the lovely soaps  from the material conscious vendor and customer of the re, Diana Ford! Diana, who recently moved to Philadelphia from California, has been frequenting our store and incorporating reuse into her entire soap making operation! “I recently moved here from California and have been coming by regularly to collect materials. I am a soap maker and was thrilled to discover your organization,  as I have been frequenting the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland for years, and never hoped to find a similar resource here!  I had my first local … Continue reading

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reUse + Small Cricket Farm in Philly

Crosby Lyon came into the re this weekend and found sustainably sourced insulation for his small cricket farm called Cricket and Cork (follow on FB!). Cricket and Cork, Crosby says, “is right now focusing on raising crickets as a low energy and resource-efficient alternative to meat for human and pet consumption. I raise the crickets in containers housed on shelves, which I have insulated on four sides with the front covered in thick clear plastic. Inside is a heater and at least one humidifier. The smaller and more insulated the space, the less energy and water I need as inputs.” … Continue reading

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