New Salvage Design Service at Second Use

The SoDo shop launches a personalized service to help you incorporate salvaged materials

People with a penchant for thrift shopping may love wandering through the city’s reuse warehouses, stacked to the rafters with old doors, windows, sinks, hinges and knobs, but they might not be sure how to artfully incorporate these elements into their home. Salvation literally can be found at Second Use (SoDo, 3223 Sixth Ave. S; 206.763.6929;, which in February launched a salvage-specific design service. Now you can hire the in-house designer/salvage specialist Sheena Hewett to help with everything from executing a full-scale, salvage-based makeover to finishing an abandoned project or sourcing hard-to-find pieces, say that antique stained-glass window pane or Craftsman door. (Hewett also works at the warehouse appraising incoming inventory and so has first pick when it comes to snagging the best.) She’ll even build one-of-a-kind furniture from reclaimed parts that you supply or from her own curated materials. The reuse missionary says her goal is to give customers “a personalized experience that builds on our mission to keep usable materials out of the landfill and to make salvaged products intuitive, accessible and fun.” Initial design consultations are $45.


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