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

reclaimed interior finishes for a unique look!

ReUse Action has been on the go this Summer.  We’ve dismantled old houses and barns and we have some remaining inventory from some recently deconstructed warehouses… Designers, architects, builders, and DIY’er’s will have lots of interesting materials to choose from.  These materials can be utilized for featured walls, wainscotting, flooring, ceilings, wrapping beams, and so much more… Below is a just a sampling…if you have a special project, or a special need, don’t hesitate to give us a call…if we don’t have what you’re looking for we’ll find it. Here are some new materials just arriving in our yard, call … Read more

We ENVISION a shared, community-focused, artisan center.

A few months ago, we published the post below on our blog and facebook page…we are actively looking for artisans, skilled tradepeople, and artists that are looking for shared work space. We are working on a community focused artisan space that provides services to the surrounding neighborhoods and city at large…We are currently negotiating the purchase of a building in MidCity Buffalo, not far from ArtSpace and Main Street… Some IDEAL tenants, entrepreneurs, artisans might provide the following services…. –window restoration/repair, stain glass. –lighting restoration, polishing, rewiring, repair –bicycle repair –appliance repair –small engines repair/restoration… –furniture refinishing/restoration/reupholstering –blacksmithing artist/welder –furniture … Read more

February workshops!

Announcing TWO workshops for the month of February… Make a Picture Frame Tuesday February 7th 6-9pm Rusted Grain, 1212 Jefferson Ave Bring a picture and build a frame for it using all reclaimed wood! Suggested donation. Making Birdhouses for Gilda’s Club Monday February 20th 6-9pm Rusted Grain, 1212 Jefferson Avenue Every year Gilda’s Club has a spring fundraiser in which they auction off birdhouses which are decorated by club members as well as local artists.  This year Rusted Grain has committed to building several birdhouses in addition to teaching a workshop for anyone who wants to donate time to a … Read more

What a Successful Organizer-making Workshop!

Last Tuesday night we had 12 people attend the How to Make Your Own Organizer workshop at Action HQ in the Rusted Grain woodshop.  Each participant made an “organizer” out of wood scraps and old dresser drawers that we taken from trash piles at the side of the road.  It amazed us how varied and creative each organizer turned out.  Take a look at the example below! Jeanenne made a spice rack for her kitchen.  Ikea made a knick-knack holder.  Cayla and Emmanuel made a small bookshelf.  To see more pictures of the workshop, click here.  If you like what … Read more

Tuesday 12/13: Make Your Own Organizer

Using old dresser drawers, plywood and wood scraps, the ladies in the woodshop will be conducting a class on how to make your own storage unit/organizer.  A perfect holiday gift or to help aid in your New Year’s resolution of being neat and tidy.  There will be a few designs to choose from.  Workshop is free, donations accepted.  RSVP is greatly appreciated as we will be pre-cutting some pieces in preparation for the workshop.  Full details: Action HQ (1212 Jefferson) 6pm-9pm Note: The woodshop is NOT HEATED (yet).  Please bring extra layers. We will provide the tea and hot chocolate! … Read more

Selling @ Queen City Market-THIS SATURDAY

The staff of Rusted Grain/ReUse Action will be selling at Buffalo First’s Queen City Market THIS SATURDAY.  We will be selling vases, bottle openers, spoons, organizers, etc made out of wood scraps and reclaimed wood.  Buy some things for your friends, some for yourself, or talk to us about what we do! Saturday December 10th 11am-6pm Karpeles Manuscript Museum 453 Porter Ave

Make Your Own Reclaimed Wood Ornament!

Need a handcrafted gift for the holidays? Want to learn how to use a band saw/scroll saw? Come to the Rusted Grain woodshop to make your own ornament out of reclaimed wood! Workshop is free, donations accepted. Space is unheated, so bring your longjohns and we’ll provide the cocoa! Details: Wednesday November 30th @ 6pm Action HQ (1212 Jefferson Ave) If you can’t make this one, sign up for the next…the next workshop is how to make your own organizer (a crate/box-like structure) out of woodscraps. Perfect to help you get organized or as a gift for your super messy … Read more