Salvaging the Architectural Treasures of Unwanted Houses

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A close-up look at how to salvage architectural elements and remnants from older dwellings in order to incorporate them into new or remodeled construction offers information on historical construction techniques, tips on how to determine the value of salvaged materials, and detailed instructions for a variety of projects, from dismantling a wall to "unbuilding" an entire house.

Book News
Falk and Guy describe the process of salvaging unwanted houses and how to remove materials safely, for anyone interested in the salvage and reuse of buildings, including professional builders, architects, and homeowners. They cover planning and organizing a project, safety and health issues, and specific details of the processes of "soft-stripping" and full deconstruction. Incorporated throughout are profiles of unbuilding entrepreneurs and many photos. Falk is a research engineer at the US Forest Products Laboratory, and Guy is affiliated with the Penn State School of Architecture. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
The country's two leading expert advocates for salvaging parts of unwanted houses rather than demolishing them explain the "green" art of unbuilding (or deconstruction) and take the reader on a fascinating tour of the process. This is the first and only book that addresses this growing trend.Contains fascinating details on construction techniques for houses both ancient and of more contemporary vintage and methods used to determine their value or salvagability. Covers a variety of projects, from simply dismantling a wall to completely unbuilding an entire house safely, while saving the reusable parts and pieces for another building or for another purpose - including sales. It is satisfying, fun and economical to reuse old building materials both for their original purpose or for decorative purposes.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781561588251
Branch Call Number: 690.26 FALK
Additional Contributors: Guy, Brad


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