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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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Saved from the Democratic National Convention!

In case you missed it, the Democratic National Convention took place here in our lovely city of Philadelphia last week. Like with any large scale event, there can be a lot of waste and materials left to organize once it’s over. So, the DNC contacted us to see if we could help keep some of the materials out of landfill. They specifically wanted us to save any of the materials that were used to create the many signs that were hung up all over the stadium. If you attended the DNC, then you probably noticed all the signs pointing people in … Continue reading

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Reclaimed PVC Pipe from InterAct Theater

InterAct theater recently donated over 170 10-ft 4” PVC pipes from the set of the recent play, “Uncanny Valley”.  Part of our mission here at The Resource Exchange is to play our part in making sure that useable materials like these stay out of landfills and are utilized again here in our region by local artists, builders etc.  What will you do with them?  Whether you are using them as actual drainage pipes or have a great reclaimed sculpture concept for them, or even a set design for a play, they are here for you!  To see more from InterAct Theater, … Continue reading

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