Construction Junction’s Inventory Goes Online
Find used pieces to revamp and redecorate your space at the physical location Construction Junction in Point Breeze — or on its revamped website. Plus, get all the details on the Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour.
construction junction photos by John Atldorfer
Looking for pieces for that DIY-headboard that’s been sitting on your Pinterest board for the past three months but don’t have time to browse Construction Junction’s busy showroom? Now you can find all of its recent inventory online.
Construction Junction has updated its website to include its recent inventory, and while not all of the items are visible online, the newest items are promptly added to the site.
Donated items are not immediately put up on the site because they first have to be evaluated and priced.
Online or in store, you can find everything from kitchen sets to bathroom pieces to doors and windows. It’s a one-stop shop for those moving or renovating their space or simply looking for a piece that won’t break the bank.
After purchasing from the site, it’s important to note Construction Junction does not deliver. Purchasers typically have seven days from the time of their online purchase to go and pick up their items from the store.
Construction Junction has existed as a non-profit surplus and used building items retailer since 1999. It primarily sells used, often donated, products. Customer service representative Joe Lamar estimates that up to 90 percent of the products are used, with the products ranging from antique to gently-used to new.
If you’re interested in donating rather than shopping, Construction Junction goes by the motto “if you can see it, you can donate it.” In other words, if a certain type of product is sold in their inventory, you can donate it. Donations can be made in person, or you can arrange for a Construction Junction truck to pick up your donations.
Construction Junction is open seven days a week: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the online inventory at constructionjunction.force.com/inventory — CS
photo by Joseph via flickr creative commons
Tour the War Streets
Explore some of the oldest and finest homes on Pittsburgh’s North Side with the annual Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour. Now in its 47th year, the self-guided tour will feature restored manses as well as homes that offer a glimpse into the effort that goes into a work-in-progress.
Each unique home expresses the homeowner’s personal taste and style, according to the event organizers. They also say to come to the event hungry: The tour will host a midway of vendors and mobile eateries.
The tour takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Tickets are $18 per person in advance and $20 per person on the day of the event. Tour-day tickets are available at the ticket booth on Monterey Street at West North Avenue. —JS
Furniture Open House
Award-winning furniture maker Mike Korsak is having an open studio event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.
Korsak adopted the craft of woodwork from his grandfather. Attendees will be able to see his hand-crafted furnishings as well as watch his process as he works on a sideboard.
Korsak works and designs on commission and has created everything from tables to dog beds to grandfather clocks, all made from wood from local sawyers. —CS
(Mike Korsak Woodworking LLC, 3505 Saxonburg Blvd., Indiana Township; 412/447-1325, mikekorsak.com)