Keeping reusable materials out of our landfills
Ready to Re-imagine and Re-cycle, ReUse Depot rescues rare and random items from demolition sites then cleans them up for resale. Its mission, along with affiliated not-for-profit Deconstruction Solutions, is to divert building materials from landfills.
The vast 25,000-sq-ft warehouse on the site of the historic Maywood Armory (50 Madison St., Maywood, 708 223-0502) houses an intriguing array of vintage pieces. There are rows upon rows of doors and windows, wooden beams and crown moldings. Stacks of planks in barnwood, maple and heavy cedar await customers ready to reinvent them into cool modern furnishings.
Giant casement windows, mantels and a period staircase were pulled from regal estates, while decorative posts, arches and pew ends once belonged in churches. Hundreds of smaller items — English tiles, chandeliers and glass door knobs — sit beside claw foot tubs and art-deco vanities. Also awaiting a chance at a new life is a stunning piece of wall art — the soundboard of a grand piano.Edit Module