Reclaiming wood from an unexpected place

Mar 30, 2016
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The organization Tri-Lox sources wood from water tanks. Tracey Samuelson/Marketplace

Reclaiming wood from an unexpected place

Mar 30, 2016
The organization Tri-Lox sources wood from water tanks. Tracey Samuelson/Marketplace
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If you’ve walked into a furniture store or flipped through a catalog lately, you’ve definitely seen reclaimed wood. 

“The market of reclaimed materials is constantly growing,” said Sam Welch, a partner in the Brooklyn-based Tri-Lox Workshop and Millworks. “It’s not a fad anymore. It’s something that architects, designers, builders are seeking, be it [for] environmental reasons or aesthetic reasons.”

Tri-Lox sources some wood from an unusual place — iconic New York City water tanks when they have to be replaced. 

Click the player above to follow Welch on a salvage run. 

 

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