Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Karl Emanuel's Table from RX Lumber

This table and bench set was created by Karl Emanuel and Syndy Ziegenfuss. They used reclaimed floor joists and finished them off with sanding and lots of coats of marine varnish.

Friday, October 15, 2010

RX Wall Paneling part of "Hideous Beast-Survival School" Installation

Hideous Beast is a collaborative effort between two artists, Josh Ippel and Charlie Roderick. Through organizing structured participatory events we attempt to encourage cultural activity outside the bounds of mainstream entertainment and fabricated desire.

Please check out their website to read more about the Survival School installation and to see more photos.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Glasses crafted out of all salvaged materials by Blake Sloane

Blake Sloane has been volunteering in the shop with Cynthia helping train, create, and design. He has crafted these glasses 100% out of salvaged materials. Hinges, lenses, and red oak.

To see more of his creations check out his website:

Design for Reuse Primer

“Building green” is often linked with higher levels of energy efficiency or improved air quality. Even when considered, the sustainable materials market tends to focus on sustainably harvested materials or materials with recycled content. Yet, repurposing materials directly from the waste stream is the ultimate form of resource conservation.

The 15 diverse projects in the Design for Reuse Primer demonstrate new models of “building green.” Material reuse is always integral to a sustainable vision of how to tread lightly on the earth, be economically pragmatic, and nurture a community. From a school for children with learning differences to a center for holistic living, these case studies are intended to provide insights about the material reuse process in a wide variety of context. By discussing the challenges and demonstrating the benefits of reclaimed materials, we hope to demystify and inspire reuse.

The Design for Reuse Primer is part of a larger initiative to bring reuse stories to light. Stay tuned in the coming months for best practices from industry leaders, links to resources, and more stories from the field.

For more details go to: