Many Thanks to all who stopped by the Building REsources booth at the recent and most awesome West Coast Craft Fair!
Thanks to Angel for working the table and holding the raffle drawing for RED SHOVEL Glass! The winners of the RAFFLE are:
Saturday: Kelli R.
Sunday: Barb Fujimoto.
Congratulations! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for supporting Building REsources and the Reclaimed Room!
Things have been pretty busy in the yard at BR. Some new acquisitions include a heap load of gorgeous marble counter tops and hundreds of individual Chandelier stones and strings of stones. Ask any sales staff at BR about these items next time you come in!
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.
marble and tile
sinks, baths, and toilets
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.
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 ReclaimedRoom@gmail.com. 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!
Old wooden pulley
Marble and Tile
Sinks and Bath
Wires and Cables
Traffic Light Lenses
Doors, doors, doors
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
Interior Honey Extractor
Speed Queen dials
Retro Speed Queen Washer
Speed Queen wringer/hose
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 www.globalyouthvillage.org
Touching Tumbled Glass
Legacy International tours Building Resources
Matt introduces the tumbled glass machine
Matt reaches in Mixer
Matts pulls out froth from wine bottles
Youth Leaders document the process
Notes on the Process
In the Warehouse
Styrofoam Koi Pond
Tour group looks at reclaimed wood
Youth Leaders take it all in
Victorian fireplace facades
Youth Leaders listen to Matt