A place for old glass

8 Feb

Last weekend we rescued 60 glass blocks. They were salvaged from a glass shower wall by a contractor that does renovation work. He estimated the age of the blocks to be from the 1950’s or 1960’s. They have a subtle green tint that is reminiscent of that time, so he may be right.

The old white mortar has been knocked off the edges, and the blocks have been carefully stacked. The majority of them wil be used in our future shower in the adobe house. A few will be incorporated into the semi-circular wall of the outdoor rock shower, and three included in the west wall of the ramada.

It is wonderful to use salvaged materials from other sources. They usually have a story, and all those stories will make a new book.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: