(Hello again to Julie from Minneapolis. She is one of the bloggers trying out for a spot on the AT:Chicago editorial team. Her first post is here. Comments are welcome!)
Block out 60 minutes and any intimidation for 19th century barn planks, or time-honeyed maple at $3.80SF. Spelunk Anthropologiesque hardware and forgotten desks. At the end of toilet rainbow, we found a $60 mid-century built-in - take that, Expedit bookshelf!
There's also new surplus and FSC wood aplenty. A kitchen's worth of sleek black slate tile was going for under $100.
Sign up for the arrivals email or see occasional pre-demo site photos. Practical, they bring bittersweet backstory to the fluorescent-and-concrete hunt. Note: all donations and the $40 pick-up are 100% deductible.
ReUse lacks the artful edit of hipster salvage boutiques. But its gritty pluck, endless wares, and non-profit, less-landfill mission makes finding even more gleeful.
Explore or call ahead for: * rock-bottom FSC, surplus & reclaimed lumber (beechwood, cherry, cedar, & douglas fir) * cabinetry * windows & doors * granite & solid counters * appliances * tile * clawfoot tubs * multi-era bath fixtures * lighting * mantels * millwork/trim * (somewhat) odd furniture: lamps, table bases, etc More info: The ReUse Center -Julie