Don Short of Des Moines, Iowa, calls junking “his day job, 30 days a month and 10 nights a month at West End Architectural Salvage!” An additional peek into his dossier:
Specializes in: “Salvage, design and rebuilding everything into anything!”
From humble beginnings: What started five years ago as a two-weekend tag sale is now a 50,000 square-foot-warehouse with 14 employees.
Best junking find, ever: “Champagne Riddling Racks from France….we have made really cool pieces out of the racks!!”
Bonanza vendor: 5 years.
Best Bonanza memory: In Medina, “watching the rain water, flowing through the tent and making a river around the stuff we couldn’t move!”
Most indispensible junking staple: Cash!!
We hope you have stuffed your wallet with simoleons for your Bonanza experience. We think we’re not going out on a limb to say we’re sure you’ll see something you will covet for your very own!
this booth could be dangerous 😀
I have been there… amazing stuff! He is a vendor you defintely want to bring LOTS of George Washingtons too!
His place is awesome! And nice to boot!