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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday October 13, 2018 

Salvaged Finishes 101

Join Second Use on Saturday October 13 for a free Salvaged Finishes 101 Workshop from 11-12:30 PM at the Second Use SODO store.  RSVP to maryanne@seconduse.com  to reserve your spot. 

Mighty House Construction News

Green Lake Kitchen + Bathroom Transformation

This Green Lake Tudor home was in desperate need of some updates. The kitchen and two bathrooms were severely lacking in function and style - making it hard for Steve to live happily in these heavy uses spaces. Team Mighty House to the rescue! BEFORE: AFTER: Canyon...

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4-Star Built Green DADU With A View

This innovative, 2+ story DADU (Detached Auxiliary Dwelling Unit) significantly expanded available living space, without tackling the structural challenges of increasing the existing home.

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Reducing Waste from Seattle’s Building Boom

Our current building boom in Seattle means a lot of old homes are being torn down. And there are lots of useable materials from these old homes that don't always get put to best use. In fact, construction waste accounts for one-third of Seattle's landfill total. Our...

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Save Money on Heating + Cooling Costs

As summer heat sets in, here are some simple, but effective ways to save money on your cooling costs now and heating costs during the winter: Keep blinds and curtains closed to keep heat from the sun out during the summer Leave the thermostat alone or install a...

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#YesOn1631 for Green Jobs + Clean Energy

Washington State has a chance to put a groundbreaking environmental initiative on the ballot this year! Initiative 1631 will put a price on pollution and invest in clean energy like wind and solar, as well as healthier forests, and clean air and water across the...

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Green Building Tip: Use Infrared Heat

Infrared radiant heat systems provide versatile warmth that is both cozy and efficient. Powered by electricity, radiant heaters directly warm humans and objects without noisy fans, bad smells, or dry air and dust blowing around your house. Imagine the immediate...

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Recycle Latex Paint at Second Use

Our friends over at Second Use Building Materials are now accepting used latex paint for a small fee! After years of hunting, they have finally found a sustainable solution by partnering with Green Sheen's recycling efforts. Learn more about their new policy and how...

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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...

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Free Workshop: Doors + Windows 101

Join us for a FREE Workshop on using Salvaged Windows and Doors in your project on April 7th from 11-12:30 at the Second Use SODO store. Our very own, Doug Elfline will guide you in assessing your window and door projects to see if using salvaged materials is an...

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