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Project by RipSawRon posted 2233 days ago 2560 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past weekend my wife and I booked a weekend get away in historic Galena IL, close to there is Dubuque Ia. where we discovered a warehouse of deconstructed homes, you name it they got it, stair cases, door, windows, trim, tin tiles, lamps, church items, sinks, tubs etc.

It was a fun place to look around and a good source for any rehab or construction project, the staff there was helpful and fun to talk with about the items for sale.

Located in the same building (a huge old factory) are the headquarters of Resa James Homes, she is designing and importing one of a kind furniture made from exotic woods that are hand carved, there is an interesting story with every piece of art and furniture she sells and is happy to talk about it.

If you ever get in the tri-state area check it out. Nice people to do business with.
wwwrestorationwarehouse.net
www.resajameshome.com





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2233 days ago

Wow, what a treasure trove!

Now tell your wife to please not set her coffee cup down on the antiques. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2233 days ago

I wish I had that in my backyard!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ChrisBabayco

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#3 posted 2233 days ago

For those of you in the greater San Francisco area you might check out Urban Ore in Berkeley who do a similar thing and a good place to find various hardware, as well as bathtubs, toilets, old doors and pretty much anything else.

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ratchet

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#4 posted 2233 days ago

Man thats a treasure torve of possibility. Is that YOUR hottie???

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RipSawRon

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#5 posted 2232 days ago

Hi guys, just to let ya know the nice lady in the photo is the owner of Resa James Co. and ahe is not my wife, she is however super to talk to about the items that she sells there is a story behind every one of them. My wife just told me to go out to the shop and build her a rolling pin…hmmmm I wonder why RATCHET…..

Take care, thanks for checking out my poast.
Ron

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1821 days ago

This going to be fun.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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489tad

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#7 posted 1226 days ago

I was rolling the dice and came across your post on the restoration warehouse. We are doing some remodeling and those newell posts in the picture got me thinking of a little weekend get away. I’ll have to check if they are still in operation. Thanks for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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RipSawRon

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#8 posted 1226 days ago

Hi 489Tad, if you head up there consider staying at the Captain Merry B & B, that is where we spent the weekend, it was worth every penny spent, give the B & B a call they will have info on the where house.
http://www.captainmerry.com

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