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If you care about sustainability, admire creativity, love learning, or enjoy building things, you should come to the Oakland ReUse Fair!

Top 4 Reasons to Stop By the ReUse Fair

1. Learn DIY Skills

If you stop by the ReUse Fair, you’re sure to learn a new skill. We will have three main demonstrations, plus booth demonstrations from our vendors. This includes a demo from on-air carpenter Johnathan Brewer II of “Home Made Simple” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network! Johnathan’s demo will focus on reused building materials. We will also have a demo on how to make a DIY bike rack, and another on how to re-purpose a great find from ReStore.

Wander among the booths and you can learn how to paint furniture from Visions Paints, learn about tiny home construction from Specialty Builders, or discover DIY leather craft with Ace Monster Toys!

2. Creative Reuse

The ReUse Fair will also host gallery booths for local creative upcyclers who create art out of salvaged materials. Check out the work of Suzane Beaubrun, Mirrored Mind Design, and other innovative makers with a sustainability mentality!

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3. Tiny Home Auction

Have you ever wanted to live in a tiny home? Specialty Builders will be hosting an auction for one of their beautiful tiny homes at this summer’s ReUse Fair! This mission-driven nonprofit takes a holistic approach to eradicating homelessness. They provide hands-on job training and opportunities for affordable home ownership for homeless people living in Oakland.

Take a tour of the tiny home to see just how refreshing it would be to live minimally. Stop by their booth to learn more!

If a tiny home isn’t your cup of tea, we will also have 3 raffles for DIY kits from the ReStore and The Reuse People of America.

4. Discounts

Once you’ve been inspired by creative reuse, learned new salvage skills, and picked up some home improvement hacks, stop into the Oakland ReStore and The ReUse People of America Warehouse for a 25% discount on building materials, home improvement products, and more!*


RSVP on Facebook to save the date!


* 25% discount valid at ReStore Oakland and The ReUse People of America Oakland Warehouse on August 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm only. Discount not valid on sale items. Discount is limited to doors, windows, appliances, and furniture at ReStore Oakland. Discount does not apply to items with orange stickers at ReStore Oakland. Discount does not apply to lumber or plywood at The ReUse People of America Oakland Warehouse.

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