Women in ‘deconstruction’ harvest value, and help one another (video)

Katie Fitzhugh loves taking down the roof of an old house with her crew.

“Once the roof comes off, the house just goes very quickly,” she says.

Don’t call it demolition. Her group, the Savannah-based nonprofit Re:Purpose Savannah, specializes in “deconstruction” – carefully taking apart a building and harvesting the materials for reuse and recycling. Clients use the materials to build houses, furniture, and artwork. One inventory highlight: old-growth pine from historic houses, with beautiful grain and strength that can surpass steel.

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