DIYers are savvy bargain shoppers. Whether you are completing your own home improvement projects or sticking to a budget, reusing materials always saves you money. Recycled materials not only adds character to old homes, it also helps save our planet. See our editors’ favorite architectural salvage projects below.
Make a Shelf from Salvaged Corbels
For this project, a pair of antique corbels and salvaged fence boards were combined to create a focal point in the dining room.
Reclaimed Wood Tables
Using salvaged wood with lots of character, it’s easy enough to create a tabletop of any size.
Copper Window Vanity
Repurposing a round, exterior copper window to be used as a mirror frame took some imagination.
Lighting Whimsies from Another’s Junk
How to create a light fixture from salvaged metal.
DIY Gothic Bed
Sections of a Victorian Gothic fence found at a salvage yard were repurposed for a unique bed.