By damn if/when my heart gets better I'm gonna join this dude in his endeavor........
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Definately time to think a bit more outside the boxes we and the institutions have conventionally built for us. This type of thinking needs to spread a lot.
Portland, OR has done some similar work on their own store ... which is quite large. The work they've done there is very unique. Check them out ... It is truly astounding what otherwise might end up in a landfill ... Every community should have one of these.
Also, Hood River has one, too ... http://www.rebuildit.org/ used it extensively to do all kinds of things in my new house. Out of 5 sinks, I bought only one new. Out of 4 toilets, one new (they are all low flush BTW). Out of 12 doors, I bought 2 new (my doors are 6 panel raised style). I saved an estimated 6% of my construction costs buying used or seconds. These are just a few examples of buying used in my new house. Not much, but it's better than letting stuff go to waste.
There ain't NO free lunch. Not no how, not no where!
A few years ago FHB ran an article about a guy down there in Texas building that way. Might even have been the same guy. Inspiring, to say the least.
I remember that from way back when, especially the picture frame ceiling.
There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who do not.
The thing I most remember was he used old license plates for roof shingles. Pretty cool stuff.
I REALLY like that architect in the upper midwest somewhere who ties small trees to certain shapes and then uses them years later when they grow. You happen to know who that is?
This is one. I think somebody in Oz or New Z does it also.
Hey Ken -
No, it wasn't that guy. The guy I'm thinking of used the trees for structural members in houses. For some reason I think he was in Minnesota or Wisconsin, or Michigan. I'll stumble on it again one of these days.
How's life in LA?
All good down here, I get to start framing a project Monday, hope I remember how.
Been doing anything to stay busy, even built a fence last week, kinda fun.
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