Architectural Salvage Yard

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby modernlover » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:32 am

Karlito, I'm not offended. I'm just not interested anymore. And by the way, YOU were the one who called me an a-hole back then, not the other way around.

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby KARLITO » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:05 pm

^YEP!

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby modernlover » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:34 am

THIS is why I'm no longer interested.

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby KARLITO » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:42 am

:lol:

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby Royal Palm Roadie » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:40 am

here's a link to the Building Materials Reuse Association with a directory for a number of places in the valley
http://www.bmra.org/listings/browse-by-state?catid=19

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby ghankerson » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:15 pm

I went through that list and only found a few places with decent to good stuff.

Habitat for Humanity Restore
115 E Watkins in Phoenix
They had quite a bit of demolition leftovers. Most was junk to me, half of it was way overpriced. Did find a few cool things.

Al's Building Materials
9733 E Main St in Mesa
Haven't been there, but they have a yard full of stuff. I'll be headed their soon.

Gerson's used building materials
The MOTHERLOAD of architectural salvage type stuff, at least in AZ. It is in Tucson, but worth the drive in my opinion. I filled up the Honda with salvaged metal parts to make furniture. They have lots of doors, windows, electrical, and everything from a Humvee tailgate to an Exxon sign. I will be going back soon with a trailer. Make sure you go to Mr. K's BBQ across the street! You will smell the smoke as you peruse the yard. And print Gerson's 10% off coupon on their webpage.

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby matthew » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:18 pm

ghankerson wrote:I went through that list and only found a few places with decent to good stuff.
Gerson's used building materials
The MOTHERLOAD of architectural salvage type stuff, at least in AZ. It is in Tucson, but worth the drive in my opinion. I filled up the Honda with salvaged metal parts to make furniture. They have lots of doors, windows, electrical, and everything from a Humvee tailgate to an Exxon sign. I will be going back soon with a trailer. Make sure you go to Mr. K's BBQ across the street! You will smell the smoke as you peruse the yard. And print Gerson's 10% off coupon on their webpage.


oh hells yeah! a great salvage yard across the street from a bbq joint? thanks for the tip!

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby Purple Nickel Studio » Thu May 06, 2010 8:22 pm

Karlito...
OMG...I just searched Gerson's in Tucson! I'm sooooo EXCITED to go check this place out! Thanks for listing this. I have lived in Tucson my whole life and didn't even know it existed. Watch my husband Eric say 'oh yeah I know about that place!'. I'll be like 'WHAT...!!!'. ;)
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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby Stephanie Wiecz » Sat May 15, 2010 4:20 pm

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby webman94 » Fri May 21, 2010 12:38 pm

I haven't used this place before, but a friend of mine got some wood-framed full-glass doors here awhile back; she said they were pretty nice to work with. Their stock changes constantly, so I guess you'd have to just drop in and see what they have.

http://www.stardustbuilding.org/

I hope this helps!

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby iheartaz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:42 am

Hi everyone,

I was looking for architectural salvage yards as well, and found this page. Hope this helps!

http://www.greenecoservices.com/reclaim ... s-arizona/

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby Terrence Patrick » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:22 pm

I know I am kind of reviving this thread and I am not even sure if what I am looking for is salvaged building materials. With that said, does anyone know of a graveyard for signage?

I am looking to pull something like this off if possible:

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby PixelPixie » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:46 pm

Nobody has ever tipped me off to signage salvage to this date, but one way is to watch like a hawk when a building is fenced off and going down. Find the posted permit and call the owners or demo company. I'll ask Michael Levine how he got his amazing SUN sign next time we meet. It's an Arizona classic. Also by watching some of the "picker" shows on cable I think this trade is popular in the midwest?

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby Terrence Patrick » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:57 am

All hail pickers and junkers!

Alison, great idea you got there. Now to find the sign I want and develop ways to make that company go out of business! LOL, I'd never. However, I will be on the look out from now on.

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Re: Architectural Salvage Yard

Postby Na » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Its a long shot but, I've bought letters before and seen "channel letters" before on ebay. You have to look under antiques and you have to look under home and garden collectibles etc...

My brother is also, in the sign biz so, I'll check with him about a graveyard where old letters go to die.... Might not be a place here but, maybe there is one somewhere in the southwest or California.
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