Own a Set of Bookends Made with Lumber from Ray Bradbury's House

Update:  These bookends are now completely sold out.

We've repurposed lumber from the home of famous author Ray Bradury into bookends that are now available for sale.  For more information, and to purchase, click here

 

Since 1993:

•TRP has deconstructed over 2,000 houses and other buildings to salvage reusable materials.

•TRP has diverted over 350,000 tons of reusable materials from landfills.

•TRP has trained over 500 unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged workers.

•TRP has trained over 71 contractors, who in turn create needed construction jobs.

Since 1993, architects, contractors and building owners have relied on TRP to keep reusable and recyclable building materials out of overburdened landfills. By de-constructing (instead of demolishing) a building, TRP is able to salvage up to 80 percent of the materials and channel them back into the marketplace through donations and sales at its network of retail outlets.


TRP offers the following green services and products:

Building materials donation and deconstruction • Building materials salvage • Building materials distribution • Great deals on reclaimed building materials and lumber • Project management • Training • Consulting services • Reuse and recycling plans

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Most readers are probably familiar with the power of eminent domain. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives government the right to take private property for public or civic use, provided the owner is justly compensated. Without eminent domain we wouldn't have highways, railways and many public buildings.

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"Build it and they will come." For the past 20 years, that has been my reply when asked if a retail warehouse for used building materials has any chance of succeeding in the inquirer's geographical area.

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Something Special This Way Comes…

Now available for purchase and immediate shipping: 451 Ray Bradbury Bookend Sets made from Douglas fir salvaged during the recent deconstruction of Ray Bradbury's 1930s-era Los Angeles home.

The ReUse People SpecialsBy Ted Reiff

When an item is worth reusing, it's often worth reusing again. And again. Furniture is handed down from one generation to the next. Clothing is passed through the sibling ranks. Books make the rounds among reading friends. And valuable antiques typically outlive multiple collectors, appreciating in value as they age.

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The biggest challenge in running a retail establishment for salvaged building materials is not attracting customers, or pricing merchandise, or staying competitive. And it doesn't have much to do with storage, display or making used materials look attractive. Although all of these things are important, the biggest challenge is simply obtaining sufficient inventory.

While this may not be true of reuse stores selling furniture or high-end architectural pieces, it is almost always true for stores and warehouses, such as TRP, whose mission is to keep reusable materials out of overburdened landfills by reclaiming and returning to the market as much of it as possible.

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