The 2014 TRP National Reuse Contest

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2014 Reuse Contest! 

Art and Furniture

Art and Furniture - First Place
Alligator Table, Botwinick

This metal monster is eight feet long . It was constructed from an electric fireplace found on a neighbor's lawn on recycle day.

Art and Furniture - Second Place
Abstract Shelving

Every bit of the wood used in this abstract shelving concept was reclaimed and pulled out of homes in Houston by myself personally, and consists of a variety of materials.

Art and Furniture - Third Place
The Keystone Industrial Coffee Table - Jason Matukaitis

I made this table as an homage to Pittsburgh's steel-industrial roots, and the design was heavily influenced by my time spent working in mills as a welder. Live-edge top was milled on a band saw from an air-dried slab of reclaimed Black Walnut which I acquired in Central Pennsylvania.

Remodeling and Construction

Remodeling and Construction - First Place
Container Home - Sarah Beckstrom
I have been thinking a lot about sustainability, personal and environmental, and decided to build a house in a 20’
Remodeling and Construction - Second Place
Kate's Folly - Kate Barfield

Miguel and I built an 11' by 11' garden room from salvage materials in Maryland. A friend called it my Folly, because the building had no purpose. I had no building experience, but received a lot of advice from friends and professionals.

Remodeling and Construction - Third Place
Balustrade and Stairwell Redo - Lynn Marie and Ken Kobylanski

We purchased a house that was built in 1850, it was abandoned and damaged. We saw the potential in it, and decided to take on the challenge and bring it back to life.

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