WNY's Largest Supplier of Reclaimed and Surplus Building Material

ReUse Action on Spectrum News

Mike Arena of Spectrum News produced a news story on ReUse Action on August 17. You can view Mike’s story at this link. Check out our Barn Wood page for more information on this fine product.

One Year Anniversary Party, October 15

We welcome you to join us for our One Year Anniversary Party, Saturday October 15th, from Noon to Five. If you visit us you’ll hear some great local music, eat some great food, get tours of our building (including a roof top view of the city), and shop FOR HOURS from our extensive and always growing inventory of reclaimed, low cost, and unique building materials. The Facebook event page is here. DIY BFLO, now in our gallery space We’re also celebrating the opening in our space of DIY BFLO, an established business selling unique and second hand creative supplies (among … Read more

3×8 Hemlock from Canandaigua Railroad Depot

Old growth hemlock, 3×8, 12 feet long. Nice structural timbers suitable for furniture making. This is the best fine-grained, old-growth hemlock we’ve ever seen.. We also have some 3x11s, 16 feet long. $2.75/board foot. In our yard now.

Extraordinary Bleacher Wood

Bleacher00These gorgeous bleacher planks were salvaged from LeMoyne College in Syracuse and are now available in Buffalo.

Douglas Fir. Grain fineness is close to heart pine. Dense, clear, vertical grained.

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Wood Harvest in Syracuse

Bleacher Planks

These gorgeous bleacher planks (see photos to right) have been salvaged from LeMoyne College this week and are now available in Buffalo.

Douglas Fir or Southern Pine (we’re still working on accurate typing of the wood species). Grain fineness on the narrower boards is close to heart pine. Dense, clear and resinous.

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Guild Resident – Jenny Miller

Lath Art

Creative people are making a home on the third floor of our building, The Guild @980.

The first resident to move in was Jenny Miller. Jenny’s creative endeavor is called Mexican Radio – each piece in the shop is made and designed by Jenny using reclaimed lath wood.

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We talk, then walk…


In 2007, when the city was struggling with a vacancy problem and the Mayor declared his visionary 10 in 10 plan to demolish 10,000 houses in 10 years, we envisioned something different.

Our Dream

We believed there was a better option for neighborhoods! So we created Buffalo ReUse, a neighborhood recycling effort to dismantle buildings and funnel reusable materials to a community store. The community rallied behind the idea, they supported the cause, they donated and shopped and worked to improve neighborhoods through our many service projects, tree plantings, and community gardens.

A Bigger Dream

In 2010, we dreamed even bigger. As the City changed, we observed widening disparities. Young men and woman in need of an opportunity, homeowners in need of a consistent source of quality renovation materials, and a planet in need of innovative strategies to reduce waste.

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