We will tour two neighboring house projects (Pontiac Trail/Wright St. area) to see the many different salvaged materials used in their construction, from redwood porch floors to bowling alley countertops.
One of the projects is a remodel by owner, the other a new home construction (pending LEED Platinum level certification), constructed by Meadowlark Builders.
- The owners will discuss the sources for their reclaimed materials, and
the pros and cons of using them.
- Joe from Meadowlark Builders will show highlights of their other
projects utilizing salvaged materials and discuss the challenges and
benefits of working with salvaged materials.
- “Sawmill John” will be there to discuss his urban wood sawmill, which
supplied the walnut countertops on the tour.
- Alvin from the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit will be there
to discuss the oak flooring they supplied—salvaged from deconstructed
homes in Detroit.
- BGreenToday will be on hand to answer questions about the natural
Please arrive by 12:55. We will divide into small groups, and starting at 1:00 we’ll begin rotating through the various stations on the tour, ending at 3:00.
Preregistration required ($6). Registration for this event is through www.hourschool.com; event name is Build/remodel with Salvaged Materials. To sign up, go to http://bit.ly/GWqwCQ.
We will have a “Scrap Swap” board where you can post info (i.e. photo, specs, etc.) on salvaged building materials you have to sell/trade, or materials you are hoping to find. One person’s trash is another’s treasure!
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