The UpCycle Canada Podcast: Your Eco-Friendly Inspiration

E46 - Joce Greenwood from The Salvage Life joins to share how she took reno materials and created a business

April 10, 2023 Dave and Jennifer Campbell : Eco-friendly, Small business, circular economy and repurposing Episode 45
The UpCycle Canada Podcast: Your Eco-Friendly Inspiration
E46 - Joce Greenwood from The Salvage Life joins to share how she took reno materials and created a business
Show Notes

EPISODE 46 -

Instead of tossing materials from her 1850's home reno into a bin and shipping it off to a landfill, Joce had an idea - a plan - to take unwanted reno materials and repurpose them into amazing creations that capture the history of the materials!

Please join us in welcoming Joce Greenwood from The Salvage Life - here is bit about Joce and her business!

Welcome to The Salvage Life.

I’m Joce, a passionate woodworker, DIYer and lover of all things salvage. 

I grew up with a love of creating. My dad was a talented woodworker, my mother a beautiful folk artist. We spent family holidays on the road going 'antiquing' and although I swore I would have a modern home one day I now own a home built in 1856 that needs a lot of love and is full of repurposed furniture and re-loved items. I just love things that have history.

About 5 years ago my husband signed me up for Carpentry 101 (thinking it was the cabinetry class I wanted). It turned out to be the best mistake because I loved it and the first thing I did was demo our sons' room...and that is when I found LATH. It was too beautiful to send to the landfill so we took it off board by board and stored it. In March 2019 I made a stylized union jack mosaic for my husband and I was hooked!

I love the process of choosing the different wood tones and textures to create the patterns and working piece by piece until the design plan comes together. I love that it's salvaged wood with history that gets a new life.

When I think about the progression of my wood art I am most proud of the connections that I have made through my custom work and the unique pieces that I have been trusted to create.

I work part time as a furniture restyler at Mango Reclaimed and spend the rest of my time working on projects in our home and following my passion to create sustainable art as The Salvage Life.

#thesalvagelife #lathart #reclaimedwood #findyourrepurpose #woodworker #DIYer

https://www.instagram.com/thesalvagelife/
https://www.facebook.com/thesalvagelife.ca/
https://mangopaintinc.com/
https://mangoreclaimed.com/
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