Wed 19 Oct, 2011
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Clyde, Deconstruction, Elevator, Recycling, Renovations
Recycling as much of the deconstruction materials that we could during the Sacred Stones, Sacred Stories project was high on our priority list from day one.
And now that we’re working on the finishing touches, it’s nice to see how we succeeded in reusing many items, including a lot of wood trim.
First, we gave it a new look by staining and trimming it:
Now workers are installing it throughout the monastery:
In some instances, we didn’t remove items. Just left them there to become part of the new construction. For example, the exposed brick wall next to our new elevator is a former exterior wall:
It adds so much character and continuity of history to the new construction, reminding us of our roots and how we’ve grown. Just a few more weeks until we move back in!