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Harvested Home

Submitted by Dan Earle
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
July 2004

The following are all recycled elements used in the renovation of our 1860's house in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Using such elements cut down on waste and cost and gives the house a personality of place and history. 

A flywheel used to create pattern in a circular window. The wheel has glass on both sides to make cleaning easier.
This was 'remade' from an old light. Parts were thrown away. The glass is from another old
light.
Our recycled lath fence with recycled shingle cap.
Recycled storm windows for sides, recycled thermopane for roof, on greenhouse.
Barn beams recycled to hold up our loft.
Recycled barn beam used for deck definition and support for grape vine.
Old barn boards used for planters.
A wonderful old fixture with a bit of fresh paint on the base and chain.
Recycled wood from a barn and lath used for cabinets in bathroom.
The old back door recycled to an interior door to the guest bathroom.
Recycled wood cabinet in guest bathroom.
The house had lath and plaster walls that were removed. We recycled the the lath to a number of uses. Here, a kitchen cabinet.
Blanket box of recycled wood.
Recycled stainless steel parts to something found a dump and recycled to garden ornament. Tim Beck, designer and craftsman.
Another version of the rail road spike handle. By Tim Beck, designer and craftsman.
lath is a wonderful building material. It was put through a planner to get consistent thickness. Pruning our apple trees gave us many drawer handles. Very easy to make.
Atlantic wood stove part. Found in woods and brought home as decoration over stove. At first glance, many think it is a door to a real oven.
This was once a tall dresser. It was cut down and refinished as part of library storage.
A recycled rail road spike makes a handle.
By Tim Beck, designer and craftsman.
Recycled kitchen sink with new fixtures. The old ones were missing.

This light had a prior life on a ship.

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