Our editors have assembled 19 of the most dramatic before-afters from the West End Salvage crew — take a look!
West End Salvage follows Don Short and his crack team of pickers, carpenters and designers as they find and create amazing one-of-a-kind pieces out of salvaged treasures. Whether they're prying unusual details off the sides of old buildings or competing with quirky Midwest pickers for the ultimate find, they take their haul back to Don's 50,000-square-foot warehouse in downtown Des Moines to spin gold out of straw. In the end, whether it's a lamp made from a bakery whisk or a bench fashioned from a pig trough, these items will ultimately become the centerpieces of stunning room makeovers for customers in the know.
See show highlights as well as web-only videos featuring upcycling and renovation tips from Don Short and the pro pickers at West End Salvage.
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Check out the results as salvage items and rescued old furnishings become distinctive new pieces.
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