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Recycling and Repurposing Stonehurst: Free Stuff!

April 27th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

What kind of free stuff is available at Stonehurst? Slate roofing tiles, old timbers, new windows and doors, old bricks, cement blocks, some rebar, insulation, a couple pieces of furniture and cabinetry and a few other odds and ends. Give us a call (802-275-5174), then stop by and check it out. Be sure to give us a call first so we can show you what’s free and what’s still being used for Stonehurst renovations (don’t get me into trouble with Ken). 

Stonehurst construction is nearing completion.  In a month or so we should be able to move out of our cramped quarters next to the Vernon Post Office into the 200 year old farmhouse we’ve been renovating for use as a showroom, art gallery and office space.  Woohoo!

Unfortunately, before the move we have lots of work ahead in wrapping up renovation activities, cleaning up the construction zone, doing landscaping and making the place worthy of your visit.  In light of that, Dennis and Douglas have joined forces in a concerted effort to persuade (coerce?) Ken and me to let go of the “construction debris” (or valuable building blocks for undefined future projects, according to Ken) and get Stonehurst ready for visitors asap.

If you can put these timbers and slate roofing tiles to good use, they’re yours.  Help us salvage what we can and while you’re here, have a look into the future of this 200 year old farmhouse.

So with that in mind, I offer these pieces of Stonehurst to you for recycling, upcycling, re-using or re-purposing.  Come and get ‘em!  If you or someone you know is interested, just give us a call (802-275-5174) and plan to meet us at Stonehurst (538 Huckle Hill Rd, Vernon, VT) after work at 5:30 almost any night for the next week or so.

What’s available?  Slate roofing tiles, old timbers, new windows and doors, old bricks, cement blocks, some rebar, insulation, a couple pieces of furniture and cabinetry and a few other odds and ends.  Stop by and check it out.  Help us salvage what we can from Stonehurst’s former days and while you’re here, have a look into it’s future.

 

 
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Recycling Old Diapers Into Furniture?

June 16th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

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In Scotland they’re recycling old diapers into outdoor furniture. Huh? My bottom line here is No Thanks. I’ll stick with my Polywood furniture, made out of recycled milk jugs. I’d rather recycle something from the beginning of the babyfood process rather than the end.

 

 

Now I’m all for recycling but this idea sounds like it’s gone a bit too far.  In Scotland they’re recycling old diapers into outdoor furniture.

Are you serious?  We have a beautiful line of recycled plastic outdoor furniture at Vermont Woods Studios that’s made from recycled milk jugs, and customers love it.

But dirty diapers?  I understand that disposable diapers do have a huge impact on the environment (in Scotland a whopping 450,000 diapers end up in a landfill every day) but is recycling them into furniture really the answer?  I don’t know.

I guess we’ll see as the recycling project funded by Zero Waste Scotland gets to the bottom of this issue over the next several weeks.

A note to new mothers and other diapering experts:  drop by my neighbor’s very popular Green Mountain Diapers Facebook page to register your opinion about changing dirty diapers into outdoor furniture.

For me, I think I’ll stick with milk jugs.

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