Stories of Repurposing...and Repurposing Stories. Bug Deakin's photographic portrait of his passion to reclaim small-town America by salvaging the stories that come from the reclaimed building materials and telling their new story through new life. A whimsical, anecdotal meander through many of the barns and buildings that have been part of the fabric of Bug Deakin's life and the backbone of Heritage Salvage, Deakin's reclaimed building materials business. Every barn, every building and at times every board has a story, if you speak the language! These are the talking stories and the heritage of these buildings and the places where they were repurposed. From the buildings of Deakin's youth to the Vancouver Mudflats, the Pleasure Faires of the early 70's and the huge timbers for his stage on Grouse Mountain to the grand edifices of the essence of Heritage Salvage, Reclamation Road will show you the meat and potatoes of the restaurants they built, the bars they fashioned and the tables they dined at.Reclamation Road is sure to inspire readers to further examine the purpose of these structures and to instill a grand desire to challenge readers to rethink that falling down old barn into a part of their future. Bug brings readers a glimpse into some of the stories that he has been fortunate enough to wander through every day. From repurposing wooden tanks to reclaiming bleacher boards from old gymnasiums, Deakin transforms these building materials into trendy restaurant furniture that is in high demand throughout the country.
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 16th September 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 20.83 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.79