August 22- August 28, 2011
Inspiring Salvage Contest
Reprinted from the Post-Gazette on Saturday, August 20, 2011
To the uninitiated or those with no imagination, Construction Junction looks like a warehouse jammed with junk. But regulars know this nonprofit in Point Breeze is filled with pure potential.
It’s the best and most inexpensive place to find leftover and surplus doors, windows, tile and other building materials to renovate or transform a home or business.
If you have found inspiration in salvage, the PG and CJ want to hear from you. In conjunction with the Steel City Big Pour craft beer tasting fund-raiser on Sept. 10 at Construction Junction, you’re invited to send photos and a short essay explaining how you’ve used salvage material, where you got them and how your project is unique. It can be a creative re-use of one or more items or an entire room or building.
The top three winners receive two tickets to the sold-out Big Pour and a chance to show off their handiwork in the Post-Gazette that day and at the PG booth. Other entries will appear online at www.post-gazette.com and CJ's web site.
Enter online only. Entry deadline is Sept. 7.
The CJ Buzz
If you love CJ, chance are good you'll also love Etsy. Pittsburgh has three Etsy groups and team members come together to promote each other, Etsy, and the handmade revolution! While each Etsy member is unique, They all share a common love for their craft and offering their customers not only the joy of shopping locally, but also the joy of shopping homemade!
Recent Arrivals: One of a kind items
Recent Arrivals: Many of the same items
High quality cabinets
Specialty lumber #1
Specialty lumber #2
News & Events
Hard to Recycle CollectionSeptember 17, 2011
LOCATION: Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084
Drop off "hard to recycle" items:
- tires, misc. e-waste, batteries
- television, CPUs, monitors, mice & keyboards, CFLs, cell phones, ink & toner cartridges
Collected for Reuse...
- useable building materials, medical supplies, gently used furniture
For questions or directions call PRC at 412-488-7490 x 236 or visit www.zerowastepgh.org.
So I hear the Big Pour sold out in record time. Is that true?
Yup... there were over a thousand folks logged into the ShowClix queue right after tickets went on sale and all available tickets were sold in less than an hour. Pretty amazing! -- Cozmo
Cozmo’s Message of the Week
I know, I know... I'm repeating myself... CJ will be closed Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day holiday. The following Saturday, September 10th, we'll also be closed for the Big Pour.
Except holidays & special events... please click here.
NEXT CLOSED: Memorial Day 2015;
Independence Day 2015: Labor Day 2015 and
from 4.00 pm Friday, Sept. 11 through 9.00 am Monday, Sept 14th (for Big Pour); and
Thanksgiving Day 2015; December 24 & 25, 2015; December 31, 2015 & January 1, 2016