So here is the newest salvage job we have chosen to tackle. I could not resist as much as I wanted to, for we have so little time and could not make a bootcamp out of this one.
Wow!!1 Over and over again, this house has it all as a perfect target for takedown.
This is what makes Salvage Mining so much fun. There is so much to be saved and it is so valuable now, but more so in a hundred years when nothing comparable will be left on the planet for materials or resources.
Wait till you see what we can create with all of these great colors and types of wood.
Want to buy a bit of it. Be quick…. check it… cause it will not last long.
Scalloped trim made from three pieces of the siding from the house. See them upside down with the center one having the scalloped cut out of its top side if it were upright.
even a switch plate can be sweet, like this bakelite detailed version.
Darby and Elmer hit it off great. He is the son who’s mother and dad lived here for decades. He understands the value and the history we preserve with this exercise that we are sharing in hopes of inspiring others to do the same.
Hot Pink from the olden days is still hot pinlk
Dining area is special and though small, has special baseboard on the one wall, beaded wood with a nicely capped wainscot, and then you see where the cabinet started.
This is an example of the best that you can hope for in a house. Tongue and groove walls with barely any paint and beaded wood ceilings, no extra trash or labor wasted this way.
Beaded wood ceilings are all through the house. Never been sheetrocked.
Every door way has over $200 worth of trim if it is cleaned up, denailed, and used again. The doors, transoms, and hardware are all in reusable condition.
Trim like this is hard to find, with just a bit of paint with gorgeous wood behind.
Bulls eyes and Butterflies are what is hid inside, and they are the type that anyone would show with special pride.
Closed in Porches will be filled with better wood.
German Siding that is hard to find, and much will be saved to use another time.
windows missing, that’s okay, we took them out quick anyway.
Lavernia, Texas treasures waiting to be found don’t always look like treasures on the outside.
This is a 1880’s Farmhouse that has been gifted to us to save and turn into Tiny Houses.