Salvage-Style Projects is the definitive inspirational resource and how-to guide for turning cast-off architectural details into high-style, low-cost home furnishings. This 144-page book includes 22 creative reuse projects for everything from vintage porcelain faucet taps to paneled wood doors. All that's required of the reader is a sense of adventure, an eye for bargains, and a good tool kit. The author even helps with the last two by offering treasure-hunting tips and a guide to setting up an in-home workshop.
Author and architectural salvage expert Amy R. Hughes is an editor at This Old House magazine, where she writes about creative ways to repurpose reclaimed house parts. She comes by her passion honestly, having grown up with parents who dedicated themselves to restoring old homes. Her New York City apartment, which she shares with her husband and daughter, is filled with many of the unique pieces featured in this book.
This Old House is a magazine for homeowners in search of practical, affordable, and inspirational ideas for enhancing and maintaining their homes. What they find is a balance of step-by-step instruction for DIY interior and landscape projects; lively how-to's about keeping contractors on the level and saving money on remodels; expert tool and product reviews; and handsome feature stories showcasing fine craftsmanship and elegant architectural design.