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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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Salvaged Lumber Storage Bench at Philly Maid Green!

There are a bunch of reasons why we love Philly Maid Green, a house cleaning service located at 2nd and Berks (just a few block away from The Resource Exchange!) Firstly, they implement 100% sustainable practices in every aspect of their services. They use handmade, non-toxic cleaning products and offer educational workshops . “We’re not just a cleaning service, but an environmental initiate to create greener, cleaner and healthier homes and communities throughout Philadelphia with education, affordability, and impeccable service.” Philly Maid Green isn’t only environmentally responsible with their cleaning practices. Owner-Operator Brie Parker is a regular customer at The Resource … Continue reading

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Making the Old New Again: Creative reUse with 100 year old Lumber!

Recently, the re team received a large donation of lumber from the local rehab of a 100+ year old house. We worked hard de-nailing every piece before putting it out for sale in the store. There are so many creative reuses for these really nice 2×3 pieces of lumber, most of which are 8 feet long. Customer Harry Stormes got several pieces and added a rustic addition to his own home rehab. Check out these beautiful and unique railings he created for his staircase. There are still many pieces of this lumber for sale in the store. What will you reCreate?!

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