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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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Resource Exchange Materials on Stage in NYC!

There’s a new production playing at Theatre Row on 42nd St. in NYC…and it features a prop that was diverted from landfill by The Resource Exchange! Set designer for Like Money in the Bank, Joseph Napolitano, purchased a reclaimed 1900s radio that he found here at the re. They refurbished it for the production, which is a period piece that takes place during the Progressive Era, described as “the first ever romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank.” When he isn’t designing theatre sets (take a peek at this 1/4″ model of the set!), Joseph works for the Broadway Green … Continue reading

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Theatre Lumber Reused in Fine Art!

You may have seen the pictures or video of The Resource Exchange teaming up with The Arden Theatre Co. to save many pieces of poplar used to build the set of “Equivocation.” Since we were able to save that lumber from going to landfill, many artists, DIYers, and builders have bought the planks for a variety of creative projects. Recently, Doug Matlaga shared his creative reuse with us – and we’re thrilled with the outcome! Doug works with Green Hill Art, an arts services company that does fabrication, art installation, shipping, framing, design, and crafting for museums, galleries and artists. After purchasing … Continue reading

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