The First in.gredients Workday!

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At dawn Saturday morning we began our first workday, removing salvageable materials (light switches/fixtures, ceiling fans, cabinets, etc) from the inside of our building. Since our construction team will need to renovate the whole building, we wanted to “rescue” these reusable items before we start punching holes in the walls!

With the help of a french press and some great homemade kolaches, it took our team (plus our friends Matt, Jack, Lauren, and Brian – thanks, you guys!) about three hours to remove 9 light fixtures, 2 ceiling fans, 14 cabinets, a garage door opener, and a whole bunch of outlets and switches. It was a great time – here are some shots of the fun!

Coffee - you can't start working at 7AM on a Saturday without it...

Matt taking down the garage door opener.

Christian rescues a light from demolition!

Hmm, how are these cabinets attached to the wall?

Cabinets, removed.

Cat and Brian battle morning fatigue while salvaging light switches.

Jack, salvaging electrical outlets.

Dismantled ceiling fans for keeping.

Water was a must.

The whole gang, from left: Jack, Lauren, Matt, Christian, Brian #1, Brian #2, Cat, Patrick (not shown).

This was a trial run for our upcoming volunteer days – where you’ll get to join the fun. If you’d like to volunteer, make sure you’re on our volunteer list!

Written by Brian Nunnery

August 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

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  1. So pleasant to know that the return to the origins is expanding.
    I hope it stays that way! And you should mention Unpackaged London store, opened several years ago!

    Warm greetings!

    Miss Andrea Fuentes

    August 30, 2011 at 6:21 am

  2. A ceiling fan rotates much more slowly than an electric desk fan; it cools people effectively by introducing slow movement into the otherwise still, hot air of a room, inducing evaporative cooling. Fans never actually cool air, unlike air-conditioning equipment, but use significantly less power (cooling air is thermodynamically expensive).

    Grant Weatherhead

    March 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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