- Location: Seattle, WA
- Website: earthwise-salvage.com
Embark on a remodeling project in Seattle, and you'll find Earthwise an indispensable resource for building salvage, from lumber to fixtures to furniture. We've heard nothing but praise from their customers, and judging from the community outreach and support, the feeling is mutual.
Earthwise is a full-service salvage outfit, accepting donations, purchasing leftover remodeling materials, and coordinating salvage removal and delivery. But that is only one side of the deal; their warehouse in the industrial district south of downtown Seattle offers browsing fun for everyone, not just those with a construction project on their hands.
The indoor section of the warehouse offers things likely to be found indoors: molding, cabinets, lights, doors, etc. There is an outdoor area with lumber, stone and wrought iron, plus a section full of bath fixtures. We were surprised to learn that they also rent the salvage for parties and movies.
The website has a section showcasing pictures of from customers of their salvage re-use projects, as well as a page of ideas for creative reuse, like the framed chalkboard, above. Their feel-good cred extends also to partnerships with EarthCorps, Historic Seattle, New World Villages and The Reuse People.