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Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials Into Design Concepts


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ISBN13: 9780393733396
ISBN10: 0393733394
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Sustainability and conservation are buzzwords in the construction and renovation of homes today. It's therefore no surprise that "salvage design"—reusing old building materials and other types of recycled goods—is becoming a popular technique, both for its environmentally friendly functionality and for its unique design aesthetic.

Here, award-winning designer Joanne Palmisano presents an inspiring, practical guide that is also a striking visual tour of the full range of interior design possibilities incorporating salvaged materials. From using recycled wood as vintage flooring or accent beams to reclaiming stone as a kitchen island or fitting salvaged tiles into a bathroom backsplash, the book covers a range of materials and design concepts for different rooms and supplies technical information about what to keep in mind (size, shape, color, structural needs, etc.), how to use the salvaged materials most effectively, and where to go to find them.

For more information, check out the Salvage Secrets #LINK<blog ># to explore the online world of all things salvaged, recycled, upcycled, vintage and reclaimed.

Book News Annotation:

Designer and veteran salvager Palmisano offers guidance for readers who want to build or remodel their home sustainably by taking advantage of salvage or recycled materials. The author shares her thoughts on the design possibilities of salvage materials and advice on how and where specific materials should be used. The book is organized by material--wood, glass, stone, concrete, brick, ceramics, and lighting-- and explores how they can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and more. More than 150 photographs and sketches are included. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


A striking how-to guide and four-color visual tour presenting design possibilities using a range of salvaged materials.

About the Author

Joanne Palmisano, a design and marketing consultant for Peregrine Design/Build, is a freelance writer and home scout for several national publications. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont.Susan Teare, an architectural photographer, lives in Essex Junction, Vermont.

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shatinabrn1, September 29, 2013 (view all comments by shatinabrn1)
The title of the book is simple and to the point. It caught my eye immediately. I have always been into salvaging items and continue looking for new and creative things. Some items I let go because I don't know what paint, fabric or binding materials to use. This is a great book. I can't wait to read it.
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Palmisano, Joanne
W. W. Norton & Company
Teare, Susan
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200 full-color photographs and 15 black-
8 x 8 in

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