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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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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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