In The Yard (usually) at Building REsources

Building REsources has a unique blend of practical, strange and innovative offerings.  In the coming months, we will be working to help better demarcate the regular sections in the yard, highlight unique finds and educate the greater public about the amazing potential that resides in the concept of reuse.  Most of the regulars know what kind of gems one can stumble upon here but even the regulars have grandiose tales to tell of reclaimed materials they found no where else but BR.  Join this mini-revolution on the industrial shores of San Francisco’s bay, we are open every day from 9:00-4:30pm.  As a nonprofit organization, Building REsources partly operates through a generous grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment.  Here is a breakdown of what we offer the community.


reclaimed wood


marble and tile




bike parts

sinks, baths, and toilets

fireplace facades

doors, doors, doors


tumbled glass: various colors

Tumbled glass is made with reclaimed wine bottles that are put through a special process that mimics the ocean’s effect on glass over time.


Reclaimed Room

Part of the BR warehouse has been re-imagined as an exhibition space for environmental arts, crafts and media.  This initiative programs shows every two months and creates opportunities for learning, teaching, engaging and collaborating in the physical space and online.

Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal to  Our next reception is slated for September 12, 2013 and features work by local artists Reddy Lieb and Roland Blandy as well as the awesome “Chaos Theory” centerpiece by resident light artist, Gregory Randolph Benke.  Save the Date!


In The Yard at Building REsources

Lots of crazy cool things come in and out of the yard at Building REsources.  Part of our mission with this blog is to inform you about the newest, most interesting and/or most abundant reclaimed materials we have.  Today’s finds include a good looking honey extractor and a retro Speed Queen washing machine.  Come by and check it out!!

Honey Extractor for sale

Honey Extractor for sale

Interior Honey Extractor

Interior Honey Extractor

Speed Queen dials

Speed Queen dials

Retro Speed Queen Washer

Retro Speed Queen Washer

Speed Queen wringer/hose

Speed Queen wringer/hose

Legacy International brings young Indonesian leaders to find inspiration for community projects at Building REsources

Matt Levesque, program manager of Building REsources, took a dozen young aspiring community leaders from Indonesia on a tour of the Building REsources facility to help inspire them for community projects at home.  The group was a media saavy bunch with smart phones and cameras to document the whole thing.  Legacy International is a nonprofit organization that generates citizen participation worldwide.  To learn more about their program please visit