Installing windows can be a tricky task for beginners, and mistakes can lead to leaks. However, a few dos and don’ts can make the job high-quality and efficient. Learn how to both remove a window and install a new one in this workshop May 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Second Use (3223 6th Ave. S., Seattle, 98134). In the workshop, you will also learn about the different parts of a window and how the parts function together.
Second Use and Novo Painting will hold a paint collection event Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second Use (3223 6th Ave. S., Seattle, 98134). The paint must be latex, and it must be usable. The paint collection is not free. Donators must give $1 for every quarter gallon they donate, $2 for every gallon, and $5 for every five-gallon bucket. We will divide the paint among a few graffiti-removal groups and art programs. The remaining paint will go to MetroPaint in Portland, where paint reps will process the paint and package it for reuse.
Second Use’s spring workshop series continues with a garden gates workshop Sunday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second Use’s manager and resident landscaping expert, Dave Lacey, will lead the workshop. Guests will see examples of gates built from Second Use materials, learn how to build a salvaged gate themselves, figure out how to install it, and get ideas for creative landscaping in general.
Last year, to encourage the “99 percent” to support small businesses instead of the “fat cats,” Second Use for the first time offered a Black Friday sale. By popular demand, we’re bringing it back this year! Come into Second Use’s store any time Friday, Nov. 23, and get 10 percent off your purchase. Note, Second Use will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, so if you want to put an item on hold for Black Friday, you must do it on Wednesday, Nov. 21. So, come out, support a local business, and save some money at the same time! And remember, we’re now in our new SoDo location!
Just because the water’s dripping outside doesn’t mean you want it dripping inside. Join Second Use for our free plumbing workshop Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will cover two main topics—faucets and toilets. For faucets, learn about key tools, how to rebuild a valve, and trouble-shooting a leak. For toilets, learn about the different parts, how a toilet works, how to prevent a toilet from running, and installing a toilet in your bathroom. Plus, there will be plenty of time for your own plumbing project questions. Deborah Henry will lead the workshop.