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Penn Museum + The Resource Exchange!

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is currently undergoing an exciting Building Transformation. The renovations are providing the museum a chance to change up displays in their galleries and clean out uneeded materials. While they don’t need these materials now, they are still reusable, so of course, they contacted The Resource Exchange. The Penn Museum donated acrylic pieces, loads of hardware, tools, building materials, and display fixtures to The Resource Exchange, preventing them from going to landfill, and enabling them to have a second life in the hands of our creative customers.  Ben, from the museum, was … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Lumber from PHS and The Arden Get a New Life!

Moving has given us the chance to reorganize and build store fixtures that will make our space better than ever…and we’re of course using reclaimed materials to do it! A lot of times we need carts and platforms for us to display sale items. We also need them to be moveable and versatile. So, super volunteer board member Dennis had the idea of making a display cart from two separate lumber donations. Remember those birch logs we sved from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society? How about the smaller poplar planks from The Arden Theatre Company? Dennis reused both materials to build this … Continue reading

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Creator Rewards!

Have you made something out of materials you found at The Resource Exchange? We want to hear about it! Sewn something with reclaimed fabric? Fixed something with salvaged lumber? Decorated for an event with props we saved from a film? You’re an artist, maker, doer, DIYer, teacher and we want to know how you’re using the materials we divert from landfill! email your photo and a description of how you creatively reused our materials in your project and we’ll send you a discount code that will save you 10% on a future purchase at our NEW LOCATION! email photos to … Continue reading

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