Category: Education

Slow Salvage: The Art of Waiting for the Right Salvaged Materials

We’ve all heard the phrase “quality over quantity,” but what does that mean in the salvage world? Instead of clicking “add to cart” from a building materials chain store, it pays in a big way to plan ahead. Waiting for perfect materials for your vision means you’re adding unique character along with longevity that only comes with quality salvaged goods. Enter: The art of slow salvage.

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Top 8 Questions and Answers at Earthwise in 2022

Every year brings new trends and challenges to the changing needs of our customer base. Some years we were selling salvaged wood windows for DIY greenhouses, and lately we’ve seen interest in Midcentury modern design. We are determined to help each customer discover something perfect for their next big project. Here are the top 8 questions we’ve been asked this year.

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A Giant Frank Lloyd Wright Planter is at Earthwise!

Frank Lloyd Wright was largely considered one of the greatest American architects of all time. Wright designed well over 1,000 architectural works, creating interesting and innovative spaces across the United States. Without a doubt, we love objects that tell a story. For instance, the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright designed this very large planter currently sitting at Earthwise.

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Earthwise Presented at SAMI!

In January, our Director of Operations Aaron Blanchard was invited to the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) in Tacoma. As a part of a series showcasing different green industries, Aaron showed the importance of salvage through a presentation along with materials for the students to look at and feel for themselves. From describing how Earthwise works to the history of Tacoma, Aaron showed salvage in a tangible, hands-on way.

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