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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

WINTER HOURS (Nov - Mar) 9:30 - 5:30
SUMMER HOURS (Apr - Oct) 9:30 - 6:00

WHO WE ARE

We specialize in the reclamation of historic building materials. Give us a call if you have an upcoming building or demolition project. We are your architectural salvage & used building materials resource center!

Five Fun Salvage Gifts You Can Make This Weekend

The staff at Earthwise is scrambling to finish (or start) gifts for the quickly approaching holiday season.  When working with one of  a kind  salvaged materials , it is hard not to create gifts for every person we know! Here is the Earthwise gift guide for homemade salvage gifts.  Hope you have as much fun making them as the recipient enjoys receiving them.

 

Found Object Bottle Stopper

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Use that fun door knob, pool ball, toy dinosaur, you name it, to create the perfect bottle stopper for any wine drinker.  For your shopping ease, Earthwise sells everything you need (including directions) in a handy kit.  Or find great directions here.

 

Funky Hook Board

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This is a customer favorite! This fun project allows you to create custom hooks with any item that fits your style.  A personal favorite is porcelain star knobs for bathroom towel hooks. Choose from our wide variety of hooks and watch the Infarrantly Creatives door knob tutorial for details.

 

Salvaged Wood Window Cold Frame

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With Urban Gardening on the rise, treat the gardener in your life to  a one of a kind cold frame.  These upcycled window cold frames pull double duty by adding salvage flair to the garden as well as keeping seedlings safe.  Choose a unique window and  go to This Old house for directions.

 

Upcycled Tile Coasters

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Save coffee tables from water rings with these custom coasters.  These great gifts can be as simple as gluing felt to the bottom of colored/patterned tile.  Add pictures , magazines art, maps etc to plain tiles to create mini works of art.  Find ideas and how to’s at Creme de la Craft.

 

Light Fixture Terrariums

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An upcycled light fixture terrarium with brighten the winter days ahead.  This great project uses smaller geometric light fixtures and replaces the electrical components with dirt and succulents to add a mod feel to a desk or room.  Shade of Tangerine has a great tutorial on how to make this fun gift.

 

We are always looking for upcycyled and salvage related projects, so if you have a great project idea, let us know. And as always, don’t forget to share pictures of your projects made with Earthwise materials to receive a 15% off coupon for your next purchase. Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting.

#GetSchooled with #EWSalvage at Tacoma’s Stewart Middle School!

In case you haven’t heard from the Facebook page, instagram, twitter or just stopping by the stores recently, both #EWCrews have been slammed studying up on their salvage skills for the past week at Tacoma’s vintage Stewart Middle School circa 1924!

Salvage crews working onsite for a week straight salvaging amazing historic building materials from Tacoma's Stewart Middle School. Vintage Lockers and locker Baskets at EWSalvage Tacoma Vintage Chalkboard Slate at EWSalvage Tacoma Antique theater seats at EWSalvage Tacoma & Seattle. Crane Urinal for your mancave from EWSalvage Tacoma & Seattle. Old Growth Lumber School Cabinets reclaimed EWSalvage Seattle. Vintage industrial pendant lights at EWSalvage Tacoma & Seattle. Trophy Cases at EWSalvage Tacoma & Seattle Authentic rare Stromberg Vintage Wall clock at Earthwise Salvage Yards in Tacoma & Seattle. Vintage Cast Iron trough sinks at EWSalvage Tacoma. Antique cast Sargent door hardware at EWSalvage Tacoma. Reclaimed Locker Room bleacher seating at EWSalvage Tacoma salvage yard. Vintage commercial, industrial kitchen work stations and islands at EWSalvage Tacoma & Seattle.

Truckloads of vintage theater seats, authentic chalkboard slate, lockers, industrial explosion-proof lighting, trough sinks, locker baskets, locker room bleacher seats, commercial galvanized kitchen workstations, urinals, utility sinks, cast door hardware, trophy cases, and solid wood classroom cabinetry have been coming into both stores.

If you’re looking for ideas about how to use this material to get that “school house chic” look for your space, check out our Pinterest page! Make sure to also keep your eyes peeled for the #EWFamous shots that are soon to be coming in reusing these amazing pieces of history in all sorts of creative ways!

 

*Don’t forget to submit your ideas and inspirations from this project as well – send emails to either store or to: marketing ‘at’ ewsalvage ‘dot’ com!*

Get your treasure hunt On: First Ever #EWSalvage Scavenger Hunt Announced!

YEW should join our first EWSalvage Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt Sneak Peek

We are SO excited to announce the latest addition to the #YEW event calendar this year: our FIRST ever historic preservation scavenger hunt!!!

We’ve teamed up with the Tacoma Historic Preservation Department, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, and Stadium High School students have donated their talents by doing a class project in which they learned about and photographed (sneak peek of those shots below!) historically intriguing and architecturally significant buildings and structures throughout Tacoma in a fun and engaging look at their surroundings, identifying how these structures make a difference in our community.

This adventure is FREE and open to all who like a good challenge, have an eagle’s eye for spotting treasure, and a passion for historic adventures!

Enroll online with the City Of Tacoma Historic Preservation Department or at either photo display location (mentioned above) starting on Friday, April 10 thru Friday, May 1st – come join the fun! There’s no time to waste – sign-up now:

Download & Print your Map to get started!

How’s this thing gonna work? Get the details:
Use your clue sheet (included with enrollment) for hints to different locations throughout the Tacoma-area (most locations on checklist are within a 15-mile driving radius. Take beautiful drive or stroll through different neighborhoods and enjoy the rich history and uniqueness each one has to offer). Check off sites visited and sketch a little picture or take a photo of the sights you’ve seen!

Stumped or want to see more clues? Visit either Earthwise Architectural Salvage OR Tacoma Children’s Museum to view professional grade pictures taken by Stadium High School Photography Class Students & for additional clues.

Then, join us on May 2, at Earthwise Architectural Salvage in Tacoma for snacks, beverages and an a swag bag for all those who participate! We will compare sketches, photos, and stories from the hunt. We’ll compare results & share experiences of the history we’ve uncovered!

 

Your Dream Design Project is Here Somewhere: EWSalvage Reclaimed Finishes & Materials Line

EWSalvage Reclaimed Beachwood at the Seattle Showroom.

 

How do you add more character…to that accent wall or other project you’ve been planning for this year?! We’ve always got a few ideas…but what do you think of using the newest member to the custom materials line: Beach Wood (see photo above) from Earthwise? A new addition to the #EWSalvage family is now available for custom order! We are calling this reclaimed lumber ‘beach wood’ and it is remilled at our Tacoma location.

The unique history of this material resulted in the blues, teals and grays that evoke that beachy vibe. It was originally used as scaffolding for a painting company! The reverse (below, right) of the material is also pretty cool, we can’t decide which we like more! Help us decide by casting your vote over at the FB page – bonus: tell us how you’d use this new material.

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Come into the showrooms to see samples, get more information & place orders – mention this blog post and save 5% immediately**! You can also email us with your questions and ideas!

**Are you a designer, architect, business or property owner interested in this reclaimed material or other options? Let us know – we will even come to YOU or your business and have trade discount opportunities we would love to offer you – contact or speak with Kadence at marketing “at” ewsalvage.com for more information.

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