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Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasure of Unwanted Houses

Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasure of Unwanted Houses
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Weight 1.20 Kg
Author Bob Falk Brad Guy
Binding Hardcover: 248 pages
ISBN-13 978-1561588251
ISBN-10 1561588253
Condition Brand new
Publisher Taunton
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Unbuilding? Think building an old house, only in reverse. Two of the country’s leading experts on salvaging unwanted house explain the “green” art of unbuilding and take us on a fascinating tour of the process. Covering everything from assessing a building for salvage potential to deconstructing a whole house safely. The ultimate guide to taking apart a building and rescuing its reusable part and pieces. Many of these materials, including ornate hardware, period lighting and long lengths of hardwood flooring are of a quality that’s unmatched by anything available new.

Discover fascinating details on construction techniques for houses both ancient and of more contemporary vintage, and helpful methods to determine their value or salvagability. Unbuilding covers a variety of projects, from simply dismantling a wall to completely unbuilding an entire house safely, while saving the reusable parts and pieces for another building or purpose. You'll find just how satisfying, fun and economical it can be to reuse old building materials - whether for their original purpose or for decorating.

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