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From pew to perfect-Crafting a DIY dining table

Look what Larry found! While shopping the Habitat ReStore, ReStore Bookkeeper Larry Callan spotted a 16-foot-long solid oak church pew. In his mind he instantly began reenvisioning its potential. What he saw were the makings of the perfect dining room table. With some DIY magic, Larry began reconfiguring the pew by cutting the 16-foot pieces in half. Larry assembled the table top by gluing...

Gresham ReStore certified GREEN!

It's official! The Gresham ReStore is now certified green! "The GREAT Green Business Program Team here at the City of Gresham was proud to certify the Gresham Restore as a GREAT Green Business by meeting our requirements for waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, water conservation and storm water management," said Gregg Howard, business sustainability coordinator for the City of...

DIY: Wood pallet Christmas trees

It's easy to create these awesome colorful DIY Christmas trees using a standard wood pallet. It doesn't take long at all. Our own Scott Pitts cut this one out in a matter of minutes. In one version Scott took the  scrap wood to build the stand for the tree; in another he made stakes for inserting in the ground. To finish them off we reached for the chalk paint again (no fumes, great...

DIY: Twinkly holiday lantern

The ReStore always has a wide assortment of new and used light fixtures. When we found this lantern idea on Pinterest, we thought it would be fun to try it ourselves using a donated exterior wall sconce priced at under $12 at one of our stores . It was so much fun to do, we wanted to share! Try it out. 1. Select a lantern or other style light fixture. 2. Remove wiring  3. Reconfigure...

'Swoon-worthy' ReStore find in The Oregonian write-up

Here's a tale that needs repeating. Marcia Westcott Peck and Dennis Peck, The Oregonian/OregonLive Home & Garden writers, shared their adventure of discovery and DIY rehabbing of a 'swoon-worthy' maple dining room table found at The ReStore.  This is a love story as old as time itself. You know: Boy meets girl. Boy falls madly in love with girl. Girl falls madly in...

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