Sunday, January 13, 2008

Construction Junction


Every Sunday I will attempt to post at least one entry focused on recycling.

This being the first one, I thought I’d start with a local favorite. Construction Junction is a local architectural salvage yard and so much more. There is a bit of everything at Construction Junction. It really doesn’t matter what you’re looking for; chances are you’ll find it there. They have every thing from used architectural elements to new building materials, and so much more. On any given day you could find everything from furniture, pianos, statues, and the list goes on.

Construction Junction is great for so many reasons, but I love the thought of buying items that have history. To add a period door to your home, for example, instead of buying a newly manufactured one is a cheaper and more rewarding experience.

Not just for the homeowner, there is truly something here for everyone. I suggest you check out you local version of Construction Junction soon. Not all such salvage yards are non-profit like Construction Junction, but they all allow us to reuse cast off items. That’s a good thing.

These salvage yards are located all over the country in big cities and small towns. If you have never been to one, look around and I’d bet there is one near you.