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National reuse contest includes 2 of our locals as winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in The Reuse People’s 2015 Annual ReUse Contest! As always, there were some pretty amazing projects submitted, and the judges task of selecting winners was tough.

The 2015 national winners – 2 of which are our local customers of The RE Store – are:

TRP art-furniture winners

Art & Furniture Category (above, left to right):
1ST Place – Office Desk – By John Harris, Bellingham, WA
2ND Place – Handmade Flag – By Aaron Foster, College Park, MD
3RD Place – Good Tillage – By Wayne Chaudiere, Lummi Island, WA

TRP construction winners

Construction & Remodeling Category (above, left to right):
1ST Place – Emergency Basement Remodel – By Patricia Flanagan, Washington, DC
2ND Place – Garden Shed – By Mike Bentley, Beulah, MI
3RD Place – DIY Fence – By Janet Watkins, Pittsburgh, PA

More information about all the contestants and their projects can be found on The Reuse People’s website here.

A huge congratulations to our local winners, John Harris and Wayne Chaudiere!

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The Reuse People’s National Contest – congrats to our local winners!

It was a tough group of projects to choose from, but we have 2 category winners and a runner-up for our entries to the national level of The Reuse People’s 2015 contest. Thanks to all that entered — and congrats to:

  • Construction & Remodeling Category Winner: Julie Clinton & Clint Boushey for their sauna/guest house building where just about every material was salvaged or repurposed materials – from framing, windows and siding to all the the interior details (top pic).
  • Art & Furniture Category Winner: Wayne Chaudiere – who built his Good Tillage table from discarded plow parts and salvaged glass (bottom left). 
  • Runner up: John Harris and his desk made from a salvaged office door and transom window along with old framing and trim (bottom right).

winners TRP contest

These three will be entered into the national contest – winners will be announced no later than January 15th, 2016. Stay tuned — and good luck to our local winners!

Update (January, 2016) – Congratulations to John Harris who won FIRST PLACE in the Art & Furniture category with his desk project. And to Wayne Chaudiere for THIRD PLACE in the same category. Way to go Bellingham entrants for a great showing in this national contest!

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