Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reuse Project - Kitchen Island

Customer Tom Casten made this great looking kitchen island from some reclaimed granite and kitchen cabinets from the ReBuilding Exchange.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reuse Project - Electronaut Company

The ReBuilding Exchange's job training program teaches people transitioning out of the criminal justice system new skills in building deconstruction, sustainable reuse practices and woodworking.

For their woodworking training module, under the tutelage of instructor, Cynthia Main, the trainees often work on projects for real clients, including educational kits for the Illinois Library Association, a conference table for television programs such as Chicago Newsroom and this desk for Electronaut Company.

More information about our job training program can be found on our website at www.rebuildingexchange.org And check out Electronaut Company at www.electronaut.info

Friday, March 25, 2011

Build a Bench Workshop - April 2nd

The ReBuilding Exchange presents as part of a new series of educational workshops, Build a Bench! on Saturday, April 2nd, hosted by Blake Sloane.

Monday, March 21, 2011

ReBuilding Exchange in Apartment Therapy!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pictures from ReBuild 2011

Oh what fun we had! 400 people filled the warehouse on Saturday night to help us warm our new home and celebrate the big move. Pictures of the event are on our website
Thanks to photographer, Paul Strabbing, for capturing the evening so well!

And for those of you who visited the reuse photo booth, here is the online album of all the great shots by photographer, Justin Schmitz

Reuse Project - Pot Hanger

This was made by customer, Damien Casten of Candid Wines from ReBuilding Exchange reclaimed lumber. Compare the price of these materials and joy of making it on a Spring weekend versus buying it for a pretty penny at a big retail outlet. Come on down and get your materials this weekend. We're open 10am-6pm.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our signs are up! Come on down and see us at 2160 N. Ashland!

Reuse Project - Credenza

Raun Meyn of FoundRe: made this gorgeous credenza with raw materials from the ReBuilding Exchange. http://foundrefurnishings.com/home.html

The second piece is made from old growth 1x12's and some house siding from a 1920's bungalow in Oak Park.