Friday, July 30, 2010

Scrap Wood and Flooring Bench

The image above is of a stool crafted for the show, "Here Not There" by our friends at Unit 2. They filled the walls of the MCA with our cast off material and inspired the public to get creative. Over the course of a month they came in to the RX and hauled off cut up lumber and flooring scrap. This great union helped us get closer to our goal of being zero waste while providing the show material to be crafted into functional pieces such as compost bins, stools, and tables.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Display case for the bar’s liquor selection

The Design Team at 555 International made this cool display case for liquor storage out of 20th century fireplace covers they found at Jan's Antiques.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Byron Driveway Farm

Another application of our lumber by Matt Nardella. Below he explains his project:

We have an unused driveway in front of our office that only gets used occasionally to load and unload materials. It is pretty useless. After recent water main work under our street the City even repoured the driveway that they tore up to install a new sidewalk ramp.

As part of our reclamation of the urban right-of-way project we have installed a raised planter bed, designed and built by moss with 100% reclaimed framing lumber from the Rebuilding Exchange. Now flourishing are tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme, brussels sprouts, strawberries, and sage. Construction and current photos after the break.

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