Salvage
(Image from Rejuvenation Online)
Carol Lloyd jumps on the salvage bandwagon with insight on six Bay Area sources for salvaged building supplies (supplementing our previous list of two). She also sheds light on a new source of bargain building materials: “pre-demolition sales”. The six local sources:

Building REsources (San Francisco)

“Part old-fashioned junkyard/part art installation, Building REsources has a lot of stuff at great prices amid the rubble.”
Caldwell’s Building Salvage (San Francisco)
“Mostly lumber and doors — with a great affordable door shop to build frames for old doors. Some windows, hardwood, the occasional claw-foot tub — there’s a showroom with new flooring, bathrooms, etc.”
Ohmega Salvage (Berkeley)
“Restoration materials and furniture from older (pre-1950) buildings.”
Urban Ore (Berkeley)
“Everything and lots of it. Also a showcase for sustainable building materials and design features.”
The ReUse People (Alameda)
“This nonprofit does whole-house deconstruction and maintains an extensive warehouse of used building supplies.”
Whole House Building Supply (East Palo Alto)
“Sign up for predemolition sale e-mails or call the hotline at 650-328-8732. Lots of wood, doors and windows; some tubs, cabinets, mantles, sinks and appliances.”

· Salvage Heaven [Chronicle]
· Mining Urban Ore [SocketSite]

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