Greetings Reuse Fans,
We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather. We have been inspired by the wave of warmth to construct three new valued added projects that we hope you will appreciate.
The pieces that we are featuring this weekend were constructed from 2 X 6 southern yellow pine salvaged by another CJ-like operation in Detroit, Architectural Salvage Warehouse. The material is treated/wolmanized so it will hold up well outside with no additional protection. You can paint, stain or apply polyurethane if you wish. The potting bench features a removable top panel to reveal a single bowl stainless steel sink (we are always looking for repurposing projects for these). You can mix up your potting soil (add your worm castings and organic fertilizers) right in the sink bowl! Add some water and remove the drain for easy clean up (you need to supply the five gallon bucket under the sink drain).
Reclaimed Wood Ipe Top Potting Bench
61.5″H x 58.25″L x 30″W
61.5″H x 58.25″L x 30″W
32″H x 56″L x 20″W
We have also constructed a top for one of the lab cabinets from a large pick up/deconstruction job we did with the University Of Pittsburgh. You can use this as an interior potting bench or add it to your work shop! We will be constructing more tops for these cabinets if we find that the tops make them more useful for folks. Let us know what you think! (Remember, these tops are not food safe surfaces!!)
I would personally powdercoat one of the metal lab cabinets a bright color to go with the cool southern yellow pine work bench style top.
38″H x 49″L x 23″W
Check out all of our C.AT.J creations currently available here.
Just a reminder, when you purchase a Constructed At The Junction item you are supporting the presence of a skilled carpenter (Tony) on site. Not only does Tony help CJ staff bring inspiration to the raw materials (that are mainly salvaged through our deconstruction operation), but he also works with the Urban Design Build Studio at the CMU school of architecture to bring their designs to life. The “build” part of “design build” does not come to fruition without an experienced carpenter.
Also the exciting, bigger picture view of our partnership with the UDBS through Project RE_ includes working with the next generation of architects to consider and practice reuse in their community based design/build projects! We will be featuring one of the those projects in an upcoming blog.