We are very lucky in Brighton as we have a wealth of brilliant, ethically minded and sustainably based businesses. With everything from local food to recycled goods, we have someone who can help.
Last week we were on the look out for something to create an interesting mirror out of for a current interior design scheme in Brighton, so we headed to the wonderful Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Store in Circus Street – slap bang in the middle of the city.
If you do not know of this place you really are missing a trick. The project is a social enterprise, with all profits going back into the project, which takes in all pieces of scrap timber for reuse or resale.
We have got all sorts of pieces for all sorts of projects from these guys – from scaffold boards which we used to clad a cabinet, pieces of the old Palace Pier deck which we used as mounting blocks for small reclaimed sections of the West Pier and even a section of banister rail which we used, erm, as a banister rail.
And our journey last week proved fruitful also, as we sourced an original 1940′s door for a restoration project and a bespoke table made of old sea groynes for a courtyard project (which is one of many items which are made on site by the team and are available to purchase too)
But the mirror? Yep – sitting in the bargain £1 box we found two very old frames with original diamond leaded glass and window stays. A bit of tlc and they will look amazing.
So – for all your timber needs – especially those which are a bit odd or specialist – visit the Wood Store. You will be helping a great cause and will probably get a bargain to boot.