Bell Tower Beam Salvage.

Trinity Church’s bell tower in lower Manhattan. A few years back Trinity Church added new bells to the tower, and had to cut out some beams to make room. We got a call from a Trinity employee on lunch break, telling us that there were some beams on the curb that were headed for the trash.  During the call we had to commit to the whole pile or nothing, so sight unseen we said yes. A Uhaul rental and help from a friend we had the beams wrapped up under three tarps behind a one bedroom apt in Brooklyn. Most of the beams are 4″ x 12″ and are various lengths.

Pictured below are some of the things we have done with the beams.

Greenville Drive-In’s custom beer garden made from shipping pallets.

IMG_6447 IMG_6449 IMG_6450Two weeks and a bunch of saw-zall blades later… We perfected the dismantling of pallets so that we could use the whole Pallet and nothing but the whole pallet. We also learned which pallets not to use such as the Pallets marked MB for Methyl Bromide. A good rule of thumb is to not use any unstamped pallets as they may be poisonous. What you want to use are the ones marked HT(heat-treated)

The dimensions of the complete garden are roughly 35′ x 40′ x 35′ x 40′. The back wall is slightly reclined custom pallet seating for your viewing pleasure. The far wall and front wall are fence using existing pallets, and the near wall is made up of planters.

Pallet seating finished with stain, custom cushions, new retro spealers that are wired for sound. (Click on pic to take you to the Drive-in)

Pallet seating finished with stain and custom cushions