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Old 04-19-2007, 04:29 PM
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Are there any architectural salvage yards in the triangle for buying items to renovate an older home? Specifically, I'm interested in old fencing and porch railing...Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:10 PM
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Habitat for Humanity has a Re-use Center in Raleigh.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:16 AM
Location: in & around the Triangle
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Yes! The habitat store is wonderful! The secret is out, so you will have to shop often to get the good deals. You can even sign up for an 'early bird email' which will tell you what exciting new things came in during the week.

Store--> http://www.habitatwake.org/restore/shop.html

It's also a wonderful place to donate items when you're remodeling your home. They've built +300 homes in NC. I've not seen another habitat store of this caliber yet.

Or even if you're tearing down a home...you pay them a little to do the deconstructions, which is cheaper than typical contractors, and then you get a tax right off for the items donated to the store. Much less goes to the landfill for sure.
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:37 PM
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Shhhh! Don't tell my husband that there are architectural savage companies in NC. I'm trying to convince him that in NC there is no way I could find the cool old windows and doors that I've converted into art and a garden trellis. WE MUST MAKE ROOM FOR THESE ON THE MOVING TRUCK! (Sorry... all caps was directed at hubby.)
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:37 AM
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There are a few places that I know of:

There's a place off of Capital Blvd inside the beltline. It might be called Antiques and Imports. I've never been there but it looks interesting. Its in that really ugly, depressing industrial stretch of Capital.

A place that is now occupying the old garden shop that used to be at the State Farmer's Market. I don't remember what its called but it used to be located downtown on Davie St. They get all kinds of different arch salvage as well as new shipments of iron items from Mexico.

The Last Unicorn. Its been a while since we've been there so I don't remember exactly where it is--somewhere by Chapel Hill. Gaines Steer runs it on a large property in a wooded setting. You just walk around and check out all the stuff he has. He's got a lot of salvaged iron fencing and he has metalsmiths on staff that will create custom pieces for you out of the salvage pieces. They might also create new pieces. If I remember correctly, he's got very limited open hours and the rest are by appointment.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:04 PM
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Durham also has a Habitat shop.
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