Category: Upcycling

How to Find Reclaimed Home Building Materials

Did you know that building a 2,000 square foot home creates up to 8,000 pounds of waste? And, despite the fact that about 85 percent of it could be reused or recycled, most of it is ending up in landfills. It’s a staggering, shameful waste. Fortunately, reclaiming, reusing, and recycling is becoming more common in the construction and renovation industry.

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Mountain Lumber Reclaimed Wood

For over three decades, Mountain Lumber has traveled the globe searching for rare and beautiful woods within structures that are no longer in use. Every piece of reclaimed wood they mill is hand-selected for its richness in history, character, and beauty before it’s turned over to their experienced craftsmen who de-nail, saw, and kiln dry every board.

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North American Wood Reuse & Recycling Directory

Just because wood is a renewable, biodegradable resource doesn’t mean we should toss it in a landfill when buildings are demolished. Whether you’re about to do a demo and want to know where to bring your wood, or if you’re doing a building project and would like to find reused wood, the North American Wood Reuse & Recycling Directory is exactly what you’re looking for.

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Tiny Home Built With 80% Recycled Materials

In this episode of Living Big in a Tiny Home, Bryce visits a tiny home built almost entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. Bryce says, “inside, the Tiny House has a wonderful eclectic feel. It’s quite obviously pieced together from objects that were all salvaged and given a new life, but they are all put together in a way that really works well for the space.” Watch and see what you think!

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