WNY's Largest Supplier of Reclaimed and Surplus Building Material

REUSE Materials From Your Construction Project–
IMPROVE Your Bottom Line With Deconstruction & Salvage

The removal of construction materials from both commercial and residential buildings is called deconstruction or more simply salvage. Both terms describe the careful removal of quality materials with the explicit purpose of reuse. The use of reclaimed materials has become quite popular in commercial redevelopment. Examples of reclaimed materials used in new designs can be seen in WNY at Canalside, Five Points Bakery on the West Side; the new Thin Man Brewery in the Elmwood Village; and Aroma Cafe on North Forest in Amherst, to name just a few. Almost every new project is hoping to achieve a unique and … Read more

Open House at The Guild @980

Open House, July 23, 2016, 2pm to 6pmThe GUILD @ 980 invites you and your friends to an OPEN HOUSE for our community art workspace and retail destination on the East Side of Buffalo.

Saturday July 23, 2pm to 6pm, 980 Northampton Street, Buffalo NY 14211.

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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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Summer Projects

The engine behind our efforts has always been our Green Demolition Services. By implementing advanced strategies pioneered by David Bennink of ReUse Consulting, our team has been able to remove buildings more efficiently, with higher landfill diversion rates, and more safely than we could have ever done them before. Our roster of dismantled structures, residential and commercial, is over 200 and steadily growing.

This efficiency has opened doors to new projects and exciting opportunities.

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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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