Greetings Reuse Fans,
It’s Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show week! Starting today, please come by and visit our display of very cool and very inspiring salvaged and repurposed items at booth 3212! When you stop by don’t forget to ask for your 15% off Earth Month Coupon. Terry Wiles, CJ’s Deconstruction and Community Outreach Coordinator, came up with a host of truly unique, innovative ideas for this year’s booth – particularly his creative use for the large church organ pipes, the tall wood boxes that curve their way behind the information table. The “pipes” you see in church are the decorative façade for these nondescript boxes from which the booming, transcendent sounds emanate. We have all sizes of these in the store, from 6 in. long to over 10 feet in height, and some on our featured inventory page.
We also are soliciting some feedback on a bench prototype that is constructed with 100% salvaged and “waste” material. The legs of the bench are molded from leftover high performance concrete material manufactured by a local Pittsburgh company, and the bench top is made from deconstructed mahogany doors that came from a school in Carrick. Our friends at Bones and All helped us make the “bench end” molds, and they fabricated the bench top from the planed door parts. Let us know what you think of the design and size, and your thoughts on a price. We are looking to make more of this design because it uses small scrap pieces of lumber – a common “waste” product in wood shops and on job sites.
Finally, we have some garden stuff in the booth to hit the “garden” part of the show and preview our upcoming April Earth Month celebration at CJ! Make sure to check out the reclaimed landscaping products that we will be stocking, as well as the Constructed at the Junction potting bench, made right here at CJ. Built entirely with reclaimed treated lumber, the top and bottom surfaces are made from Ipe, or ironwood, an incredibly dense and weather resistant wood species often used in high end outdoor furniture and commercial applications. This would make a great, green addition to the back yard of any avid gardener!
We have had a booth at the Home and Garden show since 1997, before CJ was even up and running! The show has been an integral part of our success and we appreciate the support we have received from the show’s Executive Director, John DeSantis. Come check out the show, March 6th through the 15th!
And remember, if you choose to buy a new kitchen set, windows or entry doors, etc., contact our donations manger, Greg, at 412-243-5025 ext. 11, via email, or our online donation form. He will be happy to discuss options for donating your still usable materials, including if your donation is eligible for a no cost pickup from your home or business! Your material donation is eligible for a tax deduction.