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Second Use invites you to join us this Sunday, April 6th for our first annual Community Plant Sale, Garden Demonstration Day. The free event will be held from 11-2 at our store in SODO (3223 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 9834) and offers a range of garden activities including:
PLANT SALE: Local vendors will offer a wide variety of plants including edible natives, salvaged plants and trees, shrubs, various grasses, ferns, and other interesting varietals to get your garden growing.
DEMONSTRATIONS: Second Use will display a number of creative planter solutions derived from salvaged materials and offer free, on site consultations.
SALE: All items in the outdoor yard (stone, windows, bricks, gardening fixtures, lumber, tubs, etc) will be an additional 15% off for the duration of the plant sale. Burlap will be available for JUST A BUCK.
COLD FRAME WORKSHOP: Seattle author and gardener Bill Thorness will present a workshop on Salvaged Cold Frames from 12-1 during the sale. It is free to attend but requires an RSVP to email@example.com. Further information on the workshop is avaliable on our blog.
We encourage you to share this event with the gardener in your life and look forward to seeing you Sunday!
Greg Cater of The Reclaimed Wood Blog recently paid a visit to Second Use for a tour with our receiving manager, Wes Isbell. Cater details his visit in his recent article, "Salvage Made Easy."
"There are several reasons why we go to the salvage yard, " the article begins. "It might be the thrill of the hunt, to save a buck or two, or maybe we just can’t bear to see good things going to the landfill. No matter the reason, when you think about the salvage yard, what probably comes to mind is piles of disorganized building materials and way too much time spent hoping you’ll find what you’re looking for. If that’s your perception I’m pretty sure you haven’t stopped in at Second Use in Seattle."
Greg highlights our organized storefront, online inventory, and relationship with Habitat for Humanity. We couldn't be more thankful for his recognition and encourage you to check out the full article on The Reclaimed Wood Blog.
April 6th, 12:00 PM | Cold Frame Edibles: How to Grow Food in Your DIY Cold Frame
Growing vegetables in a cold frame made from salvaged windows or other materials is a fun way to extend the gardening season. You can start earlier in the spring, grow later into the fall, and give your hot summer veggies a great start. Bill Thorness, Seattle author of Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year Round, will tell you how to get the most from your cold frame. He’ll show different designs, discuss easy building projects, and even lead a stroll through Second Use, pointing out useful materials for your garden. You can also pick up a copy of his book after the talk.
About Bill Thorness:
Bill Thorness is a writer and gardener who’s been doing both in Seattle since the mid-1980s. He is the author of Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year Round and Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden. He writes about gardening for many regional publications, including The Seattle Times and PCC Sound Consumer. He also wrote the bestselling bicycling guidebook Biking Puget Sound: 50 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans. He is active in many regional greening organizations, including Seattle Tilth and Master Gardeners, and was recently named the 2014 “Sustainable Hero” by Sustainable Seattle. See his work at www.coolseasongardener.com
Position: Salvage & Customer Service Team Member
At Second Use Building Materials, Inc., we are building relationships with clients to salvage and reclaim building materials, while offering a retail environment that enables customers to find and utilize reusable building materials for their projects.
Salvage Store Team Member work will likely include:
- Providing customer service in our Sodo warehouse
- Unloading/loading of materials
- Answering phones
- Maintaining a safe and organized work environment
- Weekend work
An ideal candidate will have these qualifications:
- Able to lift 75+ lbs. repeatedly, all day long
- Must be a self-motivated and reliable worker
- Able to work collaboratively in an environment where decisions are made as a group
- Able to work smart and think in terms of larger organizational system
- Natural innovator, always looking for more efficient ways of doing things
- Must be a hard worker
- Basic computer skills
- Eager to take on responsibility
- Able to appreciate material based on aesthetics as well as function
- Comfortable working with homeowners and contractors
- Salvage experience is a plus
Starting pay $12-13/hr DOE. Benefits available: Vacation, Medical / Dental Insurance.
Send letter of application with resume. The letter of application should state why you are interested in working at Second Use and highlight qualifications you have which are most relevant to the position.
Please email your letter of application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and thank you for your interest!
We could not be more flattered to be the subject of the Seattle PI's new, monthly gallery of "odd and exotic treasures."
"We've long admired Second Use's quirkier items, and the lighthearted commentary that accompanies their online listings. So, we've decided to feature some of their most distinctive offerings once a month," explained Seattle PI journalist Aubrey Cohen.
We thank Aubrey and the team at the Seattle PI for the opportunity and encourage you to check it out online. Do you agree with their taste?
Reapproach your project with the insight and guidance of an experienced salvage specialist. In-house designer Sheena McNeice-Hewett offers expertise in the realms of architecture, interior design, and furniture building; allowing you to reap aesthetic, financial, and environmental benefits of salvage without the guesswork.
Scope of Services Includes:
- Custom furniture design and building-spacial designs for exterior spaces, interior remodel, new Construction under 4,000 SF*, and interior decorating
- Drawn plans/elevations/sections/details/perspectives
- Physical models
- Computer generated drawings and models
Second Use is offering a series of complimentary 40-minute design consultations every Saturday in February from 12-4 on the hour. Appointments required. Please contact email@example.com for scheduling.
*As an unlicenced architect, Sheena can offer nonstructural planning for spaces under 4,000 SF
Angie's List recently featured Second Use in their article, "Deconstruction offers green alternative to demolition." The article, which appeared both online and in print, addresses the benefits of salvage and deconstruction to the homeowner. We are flattered to have been included as a "highly rated" source and thank all of our customers for your continued support!
Second Use will have adjusted hours in observance of Christmas and New Years. Please note the following alterations to our schedule:
December 24th: Closing at 1 PM
December 25th: CLOSED
December 31st: Closing at 1 PM
January 1st: CLOSED
Unless noted, Second Use is open everyday from 9-6. Thank you for your flexibility enjoy the holidays!