Now he’s working on small end tables, made of reclaimed scrap wood. He hopes to build and sell thousands of them for $100 apiece, then donate the proceeds from the business to his school. People who purchase the tables will be “charter members” of the school, Johnson said.
Jen Voichick, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County ReStore director, said the ReStore is working with The Wood Cycle of Wisconsin to sell urban wood at its West Side location. She said they are offering “Dane County Blend Flooring,” which consists of urban wood from throughout the Madison area.
The festival also included the dedication of a Little Free Library made from urban wood and containing stained glass windows, which will be placed outside of the church. During the event, a group of Troop 34 Boy Scouts used urban wood to build a bench that will be placed next to the library.
Game Club for Grades 4-5: Fourth-
and fifth-graders invited. Features a different game system and
multiplayer games, plus board games. Bring a lunch, if desired.
Parent/guardian must sign participant in/out. Weekly noon Wed, July
3-31. West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn; free; http://westlinnoregon.gov/library or 503-656-7853, ext. 4
Despite rain that canceled many of the Atwood Urban Forest Fest’s events, a small group of neighbors, churchgoers and environmental advocates showcased objects made from urban wood Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church on Winnebago Street.
Johnson said the campaign helped build a buzz about his project and earned him an online following, but did not help much in terms of raising the money. When asked how much he raised, Johnson laughed and shook his head.