Building With Secondhand Stuff: How To Re-claim, Re-vamp, Re-purpose & Re-use Salvaged & Leftover Building Materials

byChris Peterson

Paperback | October 1, 2011

Building With Secondhand Stuff: How To Re-claim, Re-vamp, Re-purpose & Re-use Salvaged & Leftover Building Materials by Chris Peterson
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Completing home remodeling projects on a budget is tough. Building with Secondhand Stuff is loaded with all the green construction and money saving techniques you’ll need!

From deconstruction methods and salvaging tips, to plotting efficient cutting plans and devising creative new uses for everyday items, Building with Secondhand Stuff is packed with clever ways to obtain low-cost (or no cost!) materials and keep debris out of landfills in the process.

Building with Secondhand Stuff answers questions most of us have wondered at some point: Is that pile of used maple flooring on Craigslist worth taking? Can I do anything with those window panes by the dumpster? Can I take a pick up load of bricks from that building they knocked down?

From plywood to hardwood flooring, to windows, doors, carpeting and more, salvaging building materials can save you thousands of dollars (and is about as green as you can get). Building with Secondhand Stuff is a hands-on, do-it-yourselfer's guide that shows you how to identify materials that can be salvaged efficiently and then gives you step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing it.

Plus, it provides over one dozen complete plans featuring clever ideas for putting salvaged materials to good use as useful home furnishings.

Chris Peterson is a veteran home improvement and design author. Among the many books he has written are 5-Gallon Bucket Book, Building with Secondhand Stuff, Manskills, four books in the Ideas You Can Use series, and many books in Cool Springs Press's BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide series. He has also co-authored numerous home design book...
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Title:Building With Secondhand Stuff: How To Re-claim, Re-vamp, Re-purpose & Re-use Salvaged & Leftover B...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 10.75 X 8.25 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 10.75 X 8.25 X 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Cool Springs PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1589236629

ISBN - 13:9781589236622

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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