Architectural Salvage: Kit Houses

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
Choose a vintage structure from this company's Web site and they will disassemble it and ship it to you, complete with how-to drawings and detailed directions for rebuilding.

Before disassembly, each beam is numbered to facilitate reassembly. After the building is taken down, lumber is pressure washed and treated. Necessary repairs are done to prepare the structure for its second life. Because the buildings are made with first growth lumber, some buyers purchase the structures purely for salvage.

The A-frame structure shown here is priced at $22 a square foot or $26,500 for the entire building.

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