Free Workshop: Power Tools 101

Free Workshop: Power Tools 101

Saturday May 12, 2018 

There is nothing better than having the right tool for the right job! Join us at Second Use Building Materials to discover the who-what-where-and-why of power tools with our very own Doug Elfline.

This free workshop will teach you how to assess which tool is the right tool, how to plan your tool use, what safety considerations to be aware of, and how to troubleshoot potential problems through a short presentation followed by live demonstrations of popular power tools, a conversation on where to find them, and Q+A with the pros.

11am-12:30pm

3223 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98134

Save Your Spot by emailing maryanne@seconduse.com and RSVP on Facebook

April 28-29, 2018: NW Green Home Tour

April 28-29, 2018: NW Green Home Tour

The 2018 NW Green Home Tour is right around the corner: April 28 – April 29, 2018. And this year’s tour is shaping up to be better than ever! For the 8th out of 8 years Mighty House is excited to be showcasing a project on the tour. Our DADU With A View in Ravenna is currently in progress, but will be finished very soon! This innovative 2+ story DADU is green-roof ready and is pending Built Green 5 Star certification. Get your tickets here. Important note: our project will only be open on Sunday April 29!  

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Designed by Living Shelter Architects, this project includes super energy-efficient building solutions with an emphasis on healthy finishes for superb indoor air quality. Here are a few of the features we’re most excited about: Insulated concrete forms (ICFs), insulating foam glass gravel, wood-fiber exterior insulation and wool interior insulation, a passive HRV system and infrared radiant heating.  Bamboo floors, no-VOC paints, and locally produced cabinetry add to the project’s overall health and sustainability.  The DADU will also have a green roof ready area above the second floor!

Our project will be open Sunday April 29 ONLY!

 

Shout outs to Dunn Lumber, 475 Building Supply, Mighty Energy Solutions, Windows Doors & More and all our trades partners for working hard to make this project flow with ease. See you there!

 
Dark Green Kitchen in Green Lake

Dark Green Kitchen in Green Lake

Nancy and James originally reached out to Mighty House because they wanted to work with a contractor who had a strong commitment to using salvaged materials. MHC was the only contractor they spoke to who was willing to reuse the existing cabinetry and meet their budget constraints. Finding a contractor with high sustainability standards was really important to them!

BEFORE

Keeping the character of their existing cabinetry was also extremely important. The design plan required re-locating some of them and adding cabinets to where the refrigerator had been. This made it unreasonable to reuse the base cabinets, but we were able to reuse all the upper cabinets. We played with several ideas  – should the new ones be starkly different to stand out? Or perhaps we should mimic the look with a semi-custom cabinetry line (like Canyon Creek). In the end, neither of those options really did justice to the house or matched the style – which really mattered to the homeowners – so we went with custom cabinet maker, Cabinetworks.

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Additional green and eco-friendly choices included:

  • Custom built eating nook bench – made by local manufacturer
  • Painted cabinets – no need for fancy imported wood or finish
  • Upgraded to new, more energy efficient appliances including an Energy Star certified dishwasher and refrigerator
  • Natural Marmoleum flooring that is non-toxic, anti-microbial, and durable
  • Pental Quartz countertops – low-VOC and chemical emissions

 

 Check out more photos of this project in our Flikr gallery.

Free Workshop: Salvaged Cabinets 101

Free Workshop: Salvaged Cabinets 101

Salvaged cabinets are one of the most popular ways to incorporate reclaimed materials into a remodel. Like most salvaged material, working with salvaged cabinets presents many rewards, as well as a few challenges.

Join our very own Doug Elfline on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Second Use Building Materials SODO to gain an understanding of how to shop for salvaged cabinets, prevent common installation mistakes, identify the different types and parts of cabinets, and determine what type of cabinets are the best fit for your project.

Please RSVP to maryanne@seconduse.com at your earliest convenience to reserve your spot.

Saturday March 10, 2018

11am-12:30pm

3223 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98134

RSVP on Facebook

 

Free Tile 101 Workshop

Free Tile 101 Workshop

Join Second Use on Saturday, February 10 for a free Tile 101 Workshop from 11-12:30 PM at the Second Use SODO store. Our very own Doug Elfline will walk you through the best practices for working with tile, from choosing the best tile for your space, to handling tricky spots. He will demonstrate how to use equipment such as tile saws, mortar, trowels, and spacers as well as how to maintain your tile. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to cut, set, grout, and seal tile as well as 10% off their day-of Second Use tile purchase.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but limited to 30 attendees. Please RSVP to maryanne@seconduse.com as soon as possible to reserve your spot. 

Saturday February 10, 2018
11 AM – 12:30 PM
3223 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134