Summer 2018 Class Project: De-nailing at the rebuilding center
Students of the summer 2018 class chose to work with the Rebuilding Center in their de-nailing center. With the collective desire to work with our hands, while being in direct service to environmental stewardship, we spent time de-nailing old wood. According to the Manager of Programs, "...these materials are mindfully gleaned by the DeConstruction crew from structures that are slated to be demolished. Rather than smashing the structure to splintery wasteful bits, we go in and take the bad-boy apart piece by piece in order to salvage about 85% of the building's parts. From the site, they land at our processing lot to become rid of it's nails, screws, staples and the like. We then use this lumber in the construction of tiny homes for the houseless, as instructing material for our award winning ReFind Education Program, or for re-sale in the ReBuilding Center's store at 40-90% off market value."