Western New York's Largest Supplier of Reclaimed & Surplus Building Material

BIG SALE, Saturday Only 9am – 4pm

ReUse Action is open for reclaimed material sales on Saturdays, 9 AM – 4 PM at OUR NEW LOCATION: 980 Northampton Street, Buffalo 14211 Cash or Credit Card Sales. All Sales Are Final. All Items Are Sold As Is. Cash and Carry. No Refunds, No Returns, No Holds Please be prepared to take your materials with you at time of sale. All items subject to prior sale. LUMBER Blowout Sale! Dimensional, antique, and FIREWOOD! We have SO much lumber to move along . . . time to make room for Spring inventory. Here’s just a sample. SATURDAY ONLY! You will be happy … Read more

Saving the Country Club!

ReUse Action’s Restoration crew began a project to save this “Country Club”, built in the 80’s and greatly in danger of being lost.  The building boasts huge timbers and locally milled hemlock lumber. Unfortunately, years of neglect has resulted in severe deterioration to the southwest wall. It’s our hope the new owner will be able to provide the necessary push to get this building to the point where it can be utilized and appreciated for years to come. Here are some initial photos of the building it was found Friday. The top photo shows the building, completely finished with locally … Read more

Salvaging at the Lafayette Hotel

We’ve hinted at our current big salvage project, and some of you may have seen activity downtown at Washington and Clinton. Here’s the scoop on what ReUse Action’s salvage team is up to: The Lafayette, Buffalo’s Most Palatial Hotel . . . Absolutely Fireproof . . . European Plan . . . 300 Rooms . . . Designed by the first female professional architect in the US, Louise Blanchard Bethune. Opened in 1904, every room featured hot and cold water and a telephone. Built in the French Renaissance style, befitting its name, Lafayette, after the French general who fought in … Read more

reuse at Livestrong Foundation

Not only is the Livestrong Foundation fighting to improve the lives of people across the nation and the world living with cancer, their National Headquarters in East Austin, Texas, is an amazing example of reuse in action.  Previously a paper plant built in the 1950’s, this LEED Gold Project now models the tremendous artistic and aesthetic potential of incorporating existing elements and reclaimed materials into design and rehabilitation. In this second photo, you can see how the old manufacturing building was modified and fashioned with a new sawtooth roof.  To accomplish this new design modification, which greatly increases natural lighting … Read more