Thank you for your interest in the Corvallis Furniture Re-use Project. We are a furniture re-use store created by local college students and volunteers with the goal of providing students and residents with an affordable solution for furniture needs while reducing the amount of good usable furniture destined for the landfill.
Year after year we’ve all witnessed the streets of Corvallis get flooded with unwanted furniture because people are on a deadline to move out. In 2011, we began helping other students by hauling away unwanted furniture and restoring items for re-use. We quickly learned there was a huge need for our service began working with local property managers and sustainability groups to spread the word about our services. As a result we have expanded our operation to about 5000 sq. ft. of retail/warehouse/workshop space and now have a delivery truck available to use. We are primarily staffed by volunteers who share our vision of reducing the number of items destined for the landfill and enjoy painting and restoring items for reuse. We would not have been able to sustain this project without the many hours of help from family, friends, and volunteers as well as the numerous referrals and support from local businesses and organizations that include Habitat ReStore, McDonald Upholstery, PK Furniture Repair, Tee’s & More, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
If you have unwanted furniture, please contact us to arrange a pick-up or bring your unwanted items (in good or easily repairable condition) to our shop during business hours. While we are a for profit organization, please know that we provide this service to benefit the community and to help pay our tuition bills. This year we’re also beginning to help student organizations raise funds for student trips. If you are interested in helping us continue our project or just want to learn more about the services we provide, please stop by our store, or contact us at 541-286-4658 (or 541-231-8103 if after hours).
Items we typically prepare for re-use:
Dressers, Nightstands, Bedframes, Bunk/Loft Beds, TV/Microwave Stands, Desks, Chairs, Sofas, Loveseats, Bookcases, Coffee and End tables, Armchairs, Recliners, Dining Tables and Chairs, Futons, Storage Trunks, Mini-Fridges, Microwaves, Lamps, and other Household items. We also accept workshop items such as left over interior latex paints, wood stains, sand paper, old t-shirts for shop rags, drawer/cabinet hardware, and even parts and pieces of wood furniture that can be used to create a new “upcycled” piece of usable furniture. This year we’re also beginning to make things out of old doors, drawers, shutters, etc. too!