Thanksgiving is traditionally a day to celebrate the blessings of the year. It is synonymous with meaningful gatherings, great food, and relaxing naps with family and friends. In a world where physical possessions can reflect social status and worth, Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect back and give thanks to all that life has to offer.
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Where does Piece of Work find comfort and joy? How do we hit the reset button and focus on upcoming tasks when life throws a curveball... or two... or three? You will find that both of our answers are eerily similar and are deep rooted in our work ethic.
The background for this blog started with a question on an Instagram story. It asked what your favorite place was, and Les responded the fire station. His explanation: “Some people would say I am just ‘eat up’ with work or
It is difficult to define exactly what word or phrase summarizes our work. Often times, the words “reclaimed” and “salvaged” are used, but that doesn’t fully capture what defines Piece of Work. There are many businesses that do great work, but their “reclaimed” and “salvaged” materials originate from distributors or other individuals and have been partially or even fully processed. When you buy “ready to assemble” furnishings from big box stores, that’s exactly what you get:
From a distance, every barn we salvage—and the pieces that come from it—looks the same. These run-down structures show the effects of years of neglect and abandonment. The metal roofs are rusted with several pieces flapping in the wind. Under these areas, you can see distinct lines of water damage. The sides show various wear patterns depending on the exposure to the sun and nearby vegetation with a few boards dangling by a single nail. Typically, there is always at least one
Our work with the Dovesville Depot has a special place in our hearts. Just a few minutes down the road from where our founder grew up in Society Hill, SC, the Depot (originally referred to as Dove’s Depot after Daniel Dove) has a rich southern history that now lives on in everything we build from the materials we carefully salvaged. Our story with the Depot began early in 2017. 152 years earlier, the original Depot was burned by a detachment of Gen. Sherman’s Army under the