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Los Angeles Green Building and Salvage Yards

You know about the Flea Markets and Swap Meets in Los Angeles, but sometimes you have a bigger project that might require some building supplies. For instance, lumber, doors, lighting, shutters or garden accessories. Here is a list of used building supplies in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Using salvaged architectural pieces not only helps the environment but it adds history and a “one of a kind” feel to your project.

I recently moved to a new/old home and we are updating it using salvaged pieces. This is my list of favorites and I am attaching my friend Ryan’s list as well. Ryan and his girlfriend used mostly salvaged materials when updating their North Hollywood home. Their really cool kitchen island made from bowling alley floors. He has documented ALL the cool places to search. Happy hunting!

Santa Fe Wrecking Company

1600 S. Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, on the corner of Santa Fe Ave and Olympic Blvd in downtown Los Angeles, (213) 623.3119.
They have a large supply of doors, cast iron tubs, toilets and sinks.

Silverlake Architectural Salvage

1085 Manzanita St, Los Angeles, CA 90029, between Sunset Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd, (323) 667.2875
They have furniture, built-ins, light fixtures, a large supply of doors and over sized windows, hardware, and bath fixtures. They will negotiate on price.

Pasadena Architectural Salvage
30 S. San Gabriel Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107, ph: (626)535.9655
Inventory includes mantels, lighting, stained glass, iron work, plumbing fixtures, door & window hardware and furniture representing the Arts & Crafts, Spanish Revival, Art Nouveau and Victorian periods.

Freeway Building Materials
1124 S. Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90023, at Opal St. between 7th and 8th Streets (323) 261.8904.

This place was featured on season 2 of “Top Design” and is a favorite of Hollywood prop masters and set designers. Large supply of doors, stained glass windows, door knobs, old brick, flagstones, lumber and unusual objects. The prices are negotiable.

Olde Good Things
1800 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213)746.8600.

Architectural antiques, artifacts and oddities. It is worth a trip. I go here if I am looking for something out of the ordinary to decorate a room. I find their prices on the higher side.

Big Daddy’s Antiques

13100 S BroadwayLos Angeles, CA 90061 (310) 769-6600

A good website with photos of their inventory. They have an 18,000 square foot warehouse filled

with custom cabinets, furniture, lighting, garden treasures, doors, iron work and lots more.

I have purchased things from the Rose Bowl from them, too.

This is Ryan’s extensive list: Green Building & Salvage Nov 2010 check it out!!!

The bowling alley lanes recently removed from Cougar Lanes in Omaha, Nebraska. There’s more of these lanes available now through Resource Conservation Group, a salvaged and reclaimed lumber company. Their contact info is:

Douglas “Fir” Stoutenburg
Resource Conservation Group,  LLC

  • simnpledave

    April 4th, 2011


    Nice one, thanks for the post.

  • selina

    July 7th, 2011


    our architectural salvage business, Silver Fox Salvage is new to Los Angeles. We are thrilled to be here and would love to be included in your list of local salvage places. We carry salvage, such as stained glass windows, mantels, doors, corbels, door knobs, wrought iron gates, etc. We also make reclaimed wood furnishings to complement our antique furniture and antique and vintage lighting, taxidermy, industrial carts, etc
    We hope you’ll stop by and see us!
    We are located at
    1060 e cesar e chavez
    los angeles ca
    just east of mission rd
    free onsite parking.
    11-6 Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun
    11-7 thursday
    closed on mondays

  • Mary Masterlock

    July 21st, 2011


    Definitively these salvaged material are another good way to help the environment, I didn’t know about this. Look how many wonderful things you can do with that! Thanks for the post!

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    September 9th, 2011


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  • Victor

    September 23rd, 2011


    Who did the kitchen in the photo above. I’m looking for similar units.

  • Caris

    October 3rd, 2011


    Hi, I just came across your post today, as I am trying to figure out where I can take the old items (sink, faucets, etc.) from my bathroom which I am remodeling. The above places sound like great resources for the public to buy vintage pieces, but are there (do you know of) stores that will also buy old bathroom sinks and fixtures from the public? Thank you!

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    January 2nd, 2012


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  • Buster Tornes

    January 28th, 2012


    We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with helpful information to work on. You have done an impressive task and our whole neighborhood will likely be grateful to you.

  • Marc

    February 8th, 2012


    This post itself is a little treasure of resources.
    Thank you for the info!

  • David M

    July 21st, 2012


    I can get bead broad cabinets like in the photo. Very good price.

  • We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive activity and our whole neighborhood shall be grateful to you.

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