Salvage Style: 45 Home & Garden Projects Using Reclaimed Architectural Details

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"Discusses items found in salvage yards, thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales..Projects range from simple (transforming a metal porch support into a corner shelf) to more complex [and] safety tips are provided. Well-written directions...useful. Recommended."--Library Journal

"Recycles wonderful architectural items."--Denver Post

Even as a building gets renovated or demolished, it yields up authentic, irreplaceable, and sometimes historic architectural detailing. Out from the wreckage come one-of-kind ornate weathered doorknobs, flooring, mantels, windows, and doors. Rescue these treasures! 45 projects, developed by the finest craftspeople, focus on transforming your finds-giving them a whole new function. You'll obtain tips on locating and selecting the best of these materials, and on crafting with wood, metal, glass, and mirrors. Begin your creative handiwork with such interest-catchers as a Cabinet Door Picture Frame, Iron Rail Flowerpot Station, Recycled Bar, Porch Baluster Side Table, and Funky Miscellany. Items this original are absolutely priceless!

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These books provide a multitude of projects to transform items found in salvage yards, thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales into beautiful decorative accessories. In Junk Chic, Elliot uses her own home as an example of what can be done with cheap finds, and the transformation is quite remarkable and innovative. Powell focuses on how to incorporate flea market finds into decorating schemes, illustrating her suggestions with color photographs and interspersing projects throughout. Rhatigan discusses items found in architectural salvage yards where pieces of houses wind up before demolition. His projects range from simple (transforming a metal porch support into a corner shelf) to more complex (building a blanket chest from salvaged doors), and safety tips on working with metal, glass, and wood are provided. Though for each book, too few illustrations are provided with the well-written directions, skilled crafters will still find the projects here useful. Recommended for public libraries where there is an interest.
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