Operation Salvage
LA Times
Barbara Thornburg
6/18/2009
 


Like to turn old things into cool new stuff? You may just want to plop yourself down in front of your TV this coming Monday and watch architectural salvage expert Matt White's new TV program, "Operation Salvage." The new DIY Network program premieres Monday with Episodes 1 and 2 at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. PDT, respectively. Episodes 2 and 3 run at the same times the next day. The final episode airs Wednesday at 3 p.m. It's a bit confusing, but that's the schedule, folks.

White co-owns a salvage shop in Barnegat, N.J., and has personally refurbished his 1851 saltbox-style home using all salvage items. He's also been recycling materials since he was a kid. Tune in as he turns rusty iron into a flat-screen TV stand, doors into kitchen cabinets and ratty boards into floors.

If he can do it, you can too. Right?

-- Barbara Thornburg

Photo: Matt White stands in front of the Esopus lighthouse on the Hudson River where he remodeled the kitchen with materials salvaged from an old bungalow. Credit: DIY Network

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