One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Greg and filed in Uncategorized

by Greg Cater
4-21-2014

If you’re looking for your next up cycle/recycle project, this one may be for you. Read on and you’ll see step-by-step instructions on how to turn three old dining room chairs into one great looking bench. One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure. Read more at : http://goo.gl/X4Knru

 

By Valerie Rains

By Valerie Rains

You Can Also Build A Brilliant Chair

Posted April 19th, 2014 by Greg and filed in Uncategorized

by Greg Cater
April 18,2014

We recently held a two day workshop at Northwest Woodworking Studios in Portland Oregon, which definitely lived up to its name.

brilliantchair

 

The Brilliant Chair Workshop was attended by an enthusiastic group, anxious to learn more about working with reclaimed wood. They were able to do that, while sharpening their woodworking skills under the watchful eye of Gary Rakowski, Northwest Woodworking Studio’s founder.

Gary Rakowski,

Gary Rakowski,

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IT Is Just That Easy

Posted April 16th, 2014 by Greg and filed in Uncategorized

by Greg Cater
April 16, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how the look of a room can be changed when you change one piece of furniture. This post shows you all the steps you need to do this your self. Using a little reclaimed wood and some creativity to completely change the look of this bedroom. See all the steps at: http://goo.gl/rqPW8L

by Jenny Highsmit

by Jenny Highsmit

Inspired To Built The Dragonfly Teahouse

Posted April 14th, 2014 by Greg and filed in Chat with the Pros

by Greg Cater
April 13,2014

Guest post  by Shane Jimerfield

About a year ago there was a posting on this blog showing a teahouse built of reclaimed material by the folks at Molecule Tiny Homes. The design inspired me. So, I set out to reproduce it. This is not my first project using reclaimed wood, but it certainly is the largest. At the start, my goal was to use only the highest quality reclaimed material and construction methods, but I soon added some local sustainably harvested material for the deck and sashes. I feel to a large degree this type of material fits within the ethos of the reclaimed wood philosophy.

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8 Examples How to Use Reclaimed Wood

Posted April 11th, 2014 by Greg and filed in Uncategorized

by Greg Cater
It’s always fun and interesting to look at creative ways people use reclaimed wood and other upcycled products in their homes. Click here to see great 8 examples, including a small shelf in a laundry room, furniture and interesting wall art: http://goo.gl/g1RGI2

The Life of a Crafted Craze Mom

The Life of a Crafted Craze Mom

Decorators Look to Recycling,Upcycling , Repurposing

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Greg and filed in Uncategorized

by Greg Cater
April 9, 2014

CATHERINE GRATWICK

CATHERINE GRATWICK

Tuning into almost any show on HGTV or leafing through an issue of any Home Decorating magazine confirms that decorators and homeowners alike are turning to upcycling and repurposing as they stylize and decorate their homes and businesses. Recycling has grown to be far more than just separating paper, plastics and cans before your weekly trash pick up. Looking for ideas? See more at: http://goo.gl/FaKNql


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