Where do I begin …
I went to Originate with an interest in reclaimed wood to build a vintage looking raised flower bed. Wow! I found what I needed and and a whole lot more. I was like a kid in a candy store. There was almost too much to take in. It is a venerable mecca of salvaged materials. Here is a list of some of the things you’ll find in their well organized yard & storage building:
- Historic door hardware and knob sets
- Historic 4 panel and 5 panel doors
- French doors
- Frosted cabinet doors
- Double hung and casement windows
- Cast iron and porcelain sinks
- Cast iron and porcelain bathtubs
- Light fixtures
- Vintage jumbo brick
- Salvaged marble tile
- Reclaimed lumber and flooring
- Cabinet hardware
As I strolled through the storage facilities (at the back of the store front), so many projects came to mind. I could use a vintage cast iron sink in my outdoor plant potting area to not only water new seedlings but to wash up after a days worth of outside work. And oh-boy, one or maybe a couple of those old fashioned hanging lighting fixtures would look awesome in the ramada patio area we have. I almost had to drag myself out of their salvage area as idea after idea kept popping into my head.
But Originate doesn’t only carry salvaged materials. They pride themselves in supplying natural building materials “that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, durable, and made from natural, renewable and recycled resources”. Products include:
- Building Materials
- Paints & Plaster
- Stains & Sealers
- Adhesives & Caulks
And if you have questions that require knowledge in architecture, construction or interior design, they have years of experience in those disciplines as well.
I really enjoyed my visit to this unique store. If you’ve got a project that needs that “something special” that isn’t available at the big box stores or other building supply outlets, then Originate is THE place to visit.
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