October 12- October 19, 2012
A Novel Deconstruction!
Update: Three sections of the reference desk have been purchased.
This week we are featuring this beautiful reference desk from the Lawrenceville location of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The library is currently closed for renovations to better utilize their space. The reference desk was generously donated so that the craftsmanship and beauty could continue being appreciated! These reuse opportunities only work when all the parties involved in a renovation project work together!
Thanks to Kenneth Faux from Imperial Construction Services, LLC who gave our deconstruction crew a call alerting us to this opportunity. Brian, our Deconstruction manager, performed a walkthrough of the renovation project, assessed the feasibility of the project (timing, labor needed, and value of material) and then scheduled our crew. CJ does not charge for this service, consequently we have to very strategic about the jobs we accept for deconstruction. CJ worked with the Imperial Construction Services crew to get the desk out of the library and back to our retail floor!
The reference desk is four sided and is solid oak with elements that are quarter-sawn such as card catalogs, a secretary desk and cabinets. Details such as the dovetailed drawers make the craftsmanship of the piece immediately apparent. It has been priced so that each side can be sold separately from the other but in truth we would like to see the whole piece find a home somewhere! If you are interested in learning more about the reference desk please give us a call!
The CJ Buzz
Here are some of the scheduled donated items coming in off the truck this week--
- 4 kitchen sets
- Nice brick
- A "big bell"
- Store merchandise fixtures
- Office furniture
Recent Arrivals: One of a kind items
Recent Arrivals: Many of the same items
Dressers (10% off)
News & Events
Rain Barrels on Parade Auction!
Through Rain Barrels on Parade, StormWorks is raising awareness of Pittsburgh’s stormwater issues and beginning a conversation with the community on how individuals and businesses can control their stormwater footprint while also saving money on water use. Painted and decorated rain barrels are on parade until September, at which point they will be auctioned off to be used in homes and local businesses. Proceeds will go toward the artists and educational stormwater programming, so consider putting in a bid! Keep checking back for auction details. The painted rain barrels will also be showcased at the Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival.
To see the Barrels and participate in the auction click here!
Grow Pittsburgh Open HouseNovember 1, 2012
Come see our new office during our open house on Thursday November 1, 2012 from 4:00pm-7:00pm. We can't wait to show you the work our great supporter and landlord Craig Marcus has done to the building, the open office space our architect friends EvolveEA designed for us and of course the fun new kitchen and desks from IKEA Pittsburgh's Life Improvement Award which YOU had a huge hand in helping us receive!
We could not be happier with our new, spacious office at 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W in Larimer and we are ready to show you how we've grown! ....East End Brewery's new location is right down the street.... naturally, we'll have some of their beer on tap and some light refreshments to nosh on so please RSVP at this link so we can make sure we have an adequate supply!
There is no charge for this event, but if you're interested in purchasing your own Grow Pittsburgh t-shirts ($20) we'll have some for sale as well as a few of our limited supply Grow Pittsburgh mason jars ($5).
3rd Annual Panther Hollow ExtravaganzaOctober 20, 2012
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Volunteer Work Days
Saturday, October 20th, 11AM – 3PM
It’s back! This fall volunteers will be working with our partner organizations to plant and mulch trees, weed gardens, clean up litter, build trails, install a bicycle stairway and remove invasive plants to improve the health and beauty of sites throughout the Panther Hollow Watershed, Oakland and Schenley Park.
Please register here.
Hazelwood sunflower harvest dayOctober 21, 2012
Sun, October 21, 9:30am – 11:30am
Hazelwood Avenue & Second Avenue in Hazelwood, Pittsburgh, PA 15207 (map)
Come join GTECH and Dor Hadash to harvest the sunflowers at our Hazelwood site at the corner of Hazelwood Ave and Second Ave!
Do you have a return policy? Donna Needit
Yes, 30-day return policy with receipt for store credit only.
Cozmo’s Message of the Week
It's getting spooky out so come to CJ and find some items you can reuse in you halloween display!