The Portland Rebuilding Center
Reusing, Recycling and Recrafting can be more than earth-friendly, it can be so beautiful it can be artwork.
And, building - or REbuilding - a bench, arbor or pergola can be expensive but you can cut costs by re-building.
My husband and I love to go to The Rebuilding Center to buy lumber, fencing and even kitchen cabinets.
Sometimes you just need to think before you buy. And Rebuilding Centers can even supply the ideas for you.
When you buy from a community rebuilding center, you help keep material out of the landfills and save a little (or a LOT) of money at the same time.
Plus, when you're done with your project, you can donate left over building materials and start the cycle all over again.
You might have a local rebuilding center in your neighborhood, just do a quick google search to find out.