Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd Edition

How to Reclaim, Repurpose, Re-use & Upcycle Salvaged & Leftover Materials

Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd Edition
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781591866817
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Learn how to turn trash into treasure with this updated edition of Building with Secondhand Stuff—filled with clever tips, ingenious projects, and step-by-step photo instructions.

Secondhand building materials—salvaged wood, metal, stone, glass, fixtures, and architectural accents—are not only beautiful and full of character but cost less money and are a good choice for the environment. Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd Edition shows you how to identify materials that can be salvaged efficiently and gives you easy-to-follow instructions on how to build cool things with what you find.

With new projects, including a pallet coffee table, door-backed kitchen island, and a reclaimed window greenhouse, this hands-on, do-it-yourself guide shows you how to:
  • Mill and install tongue-and-groove reclaimed plank flooring
  • Hang a reclaimed door in an existing jamb
  • Install a reclaimed tin backsplash
  • Build a granite-slab kitchen island
  • Build an accent doorknob coat rack
  • And much more
Turn high-quality salvaged materials into clever, useful things for your home.

The author

Chris Peterson is a veteran home improvement and design author. Among the many books he has written are 5-Gallon Bucket BookBuilding with Secondhand StuffManskills, 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 books with noted media celebrities. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781591866817
Illustrations: 250 color photos
Size: 8.25 in x 10.813 in / 209.55 mm x 274.64 mm
Edition: Second Edition

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