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Learn to build a shelf with Rusted Grain

Have you ever poked around the home accessory aisles of places like Home Depot and found simple shelving that you wanted to purchase? Then you look at the price tag and think to yourself, “I can make that!” Of course you never do, and that certain wall in your house might still be bare to this day. If you’re like me, this is the type of project that you never get around to because you rely on your woodworking friends to help. Thankfully, we now have Rusted Grain (see BRO post) to help us get some of these nasty little projects put to bed. 
How it works is, Rusted Grain takes some of the salvaged and reclaimed wood from the Green Demo Team at ReUse Action. Then they invite the community to take park in the process of giving the wood a new life. Much of the wood has been salvaged from demolished Buffalo properties. Instead of throwing the building materials into the landfill, Rusted Grain hosts community programs designed to teach people how to build home accessories. Last month people learned to make outdoor planters. This month the task is to build shelving (for books, spices, etc…)
Rusted Grain
Wednesday, April 25th
298 Northampton St
Buffalo, NY 14208
Phone 1 716.220.8842
Workshop is FREE but donations are appreciated. No need to RSVP, just show up. 
Photo: Measuring out the taps for Community Beer Works tap box! — with Megan McNally.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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