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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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Happy New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy New Year! Did you set any intentions or make resolutions this year? As we find ourselves three weeks into 2016, some of us are doing great at sticking to our resolutions, while others have yet to get started. Perhaps we aren’t really sure where to begin?! While we can’t help you with your intentions to start exercising, eating healthier, or traveling more, here at The Resource Exchange we can help in other ways. If your resolutions for the year are to find ways to help the environment, save money, and  get organized in your home or office, we have you … Continue reading

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Saved from the set of The Arden’s “Equivocation!”

As part of our ongoing collaboration with The Arden Theatre Company, The Resource Exchange participated in the recent strike of their fall production Equivocation. The wood floor and columns seen in this photo of the set are made of green poplar that the Arden has donated to the re. Arden apprentices, staff, and several Resource Exchange board members removed  the lumber from the set and loaded it onto a truck destined for our store! Check out this video to see us hard at work… can you believe all those stairs?!   It’s so great to have such a wonderful relationship with The … Continue reading

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