I am reaching out to other reclaimed/salvaged material suppliers and resellers to see whether there may be interest in purchasing all or part of our bowling lane material inventory. In May 2013 we, (ReVive Industries) along with the help of 56 volunteers deconstructed 20 of the 40 bowling lanes and approach material, (heart pine and hard maple, respectively) as well as many other architectural and vintage fixtures and memorabilia at Cedar Lanes Bowling Alley in Fresno, Ca. This amounted to over 40 tons of material recovered through 500+ volunteer hours. We have now sold and used approximately 2/3 of the material we recovered. Our customers have built shuffleboard tables, coffee and dining tables, kitchen countertops and many other incredible pieces from the material. We ourselves have built counter/work tops for a local recording studio, a custom vanity for a golf course home, and even kids' toys from cut-offs from several of our own projects. Another local business has generously allowed us to store all of our lane material in their warehouse for more than a year now and is vacating the warehouse as they complete their relocation. They have offered to store the materials at their new location as well, but the only space available is outdoors. We fear the unavoidable degradation of the materials by exposure to the elements and the possibility of theft or vandalism. It is with these concerns in mind, as well as our desire to be the best stewards possible of this material, that we are reaching out to other like-minded businesses and organizations with the invitation to consider adding any amount of the material to your own inventory to make available to your own existing and potential clients. To date, we have also shipped slabs to two furniture businesses in Arizona, an engineer and designer in San Diego, Ca and our furthest client in Washington D.C. We have been told by these customers that we are the only business they have found on the west coast that has reclaimed bowling alley material available, while it is much more readily available on the east coast.
We would be very happy to answer any questions you may have or provide additional images as you consider the opportunity to add them to your material resources. Please find the attached photos and current inventory list which includes specific retail pricing. This is the same list we have used for our Craigslist posting which has helped answer most people's questions regarding dimensions and pricing before they ever call to make purchase arrangements. We sell wholesale to qualified resellers.
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