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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 saved 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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“Lattice of the Mystics” at Freeform Arts Fest

Did you go to Burning Man this month!? A similar event, the Freeform Arts Festival, happened in June and one of our customers, Ashley Kennedy, purchased some bendable plywood that we diverted from landfill to make a large sculpture! The piece was burned at the event during a performative and reflective portion of the evening. The sculpture, based off of the “playa-tech” furniture designs, was a slotted design which stored flat and allowed for a tool-less, quick assembly. It was entitled “Lattice of the Mystics.” The artist commented on the making of the large-scale piece: “In our industry we try to … Continue reading

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