Deconstruction Follow-up with the Evanston ReBuilding Workforce

A month after receiving their collection of deconstruction tools, ToolMade met on site with the Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse’s workforce trainees. They were dismantling the interior of a home that would have otherwise been smashed to bits, carefully taking up floorboards, denailing trim, and removing whatever interior elements were able to be resold at the warehouse.

In just three years, through deconstruction and donations, the warehouse has helped to divert tens of thousands of tons of demolition debris from the waste stream, and has then resold all of that material at incredibly low prices so that everyone, regardless of income level, can fix up their home.

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