Salvage Secrets: Designing and Building with Reclaimed Materials

Affordable, unique and full of character, reclaimed materials make smart and stylish additions to home design.

"Salvage Secrets" author Joanne Palmisano’s kitchen island top is made of Douglas fir railroad trusses from an 1880s building that was torn down in a neighboring town. Her soapstone sink, backsplash, refrigerator, pantry door and clock were also salvaged.
Photo By Susan Teare