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The Resource Exchange + The Arden Theatre Company: Celebrating Years of Saving Sets!

In 2012 The Resource Exchange and The Arden Theatre Company saved tons of lengths of rough cut poplar and giant barn doors from their production of Charlotte’s Web. Donating the lumber to The Resource Exchange instead of sending it to landfill enabled our creative customers to reuse the wood in local projects. The barn doors were given a second life in The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s warehouse space, and we were thrilled when Little Berlin decided to use the poplar to build their community vegetable garden. The lumber was used in a number of interior design projects, furniture, and even in the … Continue reading

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Theater Lumber Becomes Kitchen Table

Lisa Marie Middendorf and her friends recently visited The Resource Exchange, looking for lumber to make a table. They went home with this pile of 2×6. These painted boards were once part of the set for Arden Children’s Theatre’s production of Cinderella. The legs and apron have yet to be painted, but this farmer’s style table is well on its way to being completed. We love seeing materials from the arts become practical, beautiful objects made by individuals. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa Marie and friends!

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