Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Green Remodelling

I started remodeling my son's room.

This project includes having to move a wall and a door to create a larger hall way into our bedroom. I also have to move a door from one end of a wall to another.

Being budget minded I thought I should try to re-use the materials I tear down.

This is what I did:

Instead of tearing down like they show you on those make over shows, I am taking the time to remove things nicely. This way they can be reused.

It takes longer to do as there are a lot of nails to take into consideration. With that I try to re-use the nails also. Can be challenging at times with the really bent ones, but it can be done.

I am also re-using most of the 2 by 4s I take out. Then I only buy what I need.

I am also going to re-use the wood floors, by turning the wood as Iam finding that most of the underside is in real good shape. Of course this floor lends itself to be re-used: It has no tongue-and-groove to worry about.

Any materials I have left over can be saved for other projects or repairs.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert,

    Sounds like you are being very thoughtful on your remodel job, I too love to do all remodeling myself. I am in the process of working with a local deconstruction company to help them reduce waste by saving their wood for me to build a small fishing cabin in New York