Finding something for your home that is salvaged is very rewarding because you can give it a new life, it comes with well established character, and it is likely to be unique. Finding exactly what you need at a salvage store can be challenging. I had the good fortune of visiting several of the fine architectural salvage shops in Minneapolis this weekend. Here is a rundown of what they have to offer.
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- Guilded Salvage
Guilded Salvage has everything you expect to find in terms of hardware, doors, and fixtures. They also have good selection of wood cupboards and cabinets. Find Gilded Salvage in North Minneapolis.
- Architectural Antiques
I heard Architectural Antiques described as the Martha Stewart of the architectural salvage scene in Minneapolis. Not knowing what to expect from this recommendation, I was pleased to find tidy showrooms, artfully arranged pieces, wide aisles, and meticulously organized collections of hardware.The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. Find Architectural Antiques in Northeast Minneapolis.
- Bauer Brothers Salvage
Wear close toed shoes and bring work gloves to maximize your enjoyment of Bauer Brothers Salvage. There are thousands of items available for applications that range from home remodeling to opening a restaurant to outfitting a locker room. They even have lumber and timber. Find Bauer Brothers in North Minneapolis.
- Art and Architecture
This store has a tendency to stock pieces of pipe organs, solid wood thrones, stained glass windows, and similarly dramatic elements of former worship spaces. Not to be ignored, are the frequent sightings of well worn and full of character work benches from a variety of professions. Brave light rail construction to get to Art and Architecture in Prospect Park.
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(Images: 1.Architectural Antiques , 2. Guilded Salvage, 3.Laurie McGinley)