Rebuilding Exchange: An Upcycler's Paradise

Rebuilding Exchange: An Upcycler's Paradise

Jason Loper
Mar 18, 2011

Store History

  • Founded: 2008
  • Founded by: Elise Zelechowski and the Delta Institute
  • Headquarters: Chicago

Attention DIYers, upcyclers, and rehabbers: Rebuilding Exchange has moved to a new, larger warehouse space and they're filling it up with gently used building materials.

Whether you're a DIY who is hoping to pick up some low cost building materials or you're a rehabber who is gutting a home, you need to know about Rebuilding Exchange. The DIYer will find a vast selection gently used building materials. The warehouse is broken up into sections – doors, lumber, windows, lighting and even plumbing are laid out for your perusal.

Of course, Rebuilding Exchange would be nothing but an empty warehouse if not for the donations of rehabbers. From contractors to DIY rehabbers, you can call Rebuilding Exchange and they'll pick up your old materials. You know what they say: one man's trash is another man's treasure. Diverting these materials from a landfill will give a handy DIYer their next project.

Images: Jason Loper

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