Construction Junction

★★★★☆
  • 214 N Lexington St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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  • 412-243-5025

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Sun 11am-4pm, Mon-Tue 8am-5pm, Thu-Fri 8am-5pm, Wed 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm
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I have been there a number of times and have found some really good stuff that I have worked into my home (high end). Sometimes you find nothing but it is worth a try. I have easily saved five or ten thousand and have had fun doing it.

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★★★★☆

I have been there a number of times and have found some really good stuff that I have worked into my home (high end). Sometimes you find nothing but it is worth a try. I have easily saved five or ten thousand and have had fun doing it.

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the concept of construction is awesome. sometimes there are great things there. last time i was there there were high quality kitchen cabinets, granted very customized so hard to translate to just anywhere. They also have a bunch of windows right now that are really nice...unfortunately none of them will fit in my house. there are also often unique pieces that could work in the right home with the right re-finisher, such as old theater seats, mantles, fixtures, etc.

the tiles, paint, etc I think is generally useless unless you are an artist. for example i've rarely seen enough of any one tile to finish even my small bathroom (roughly 36 sq ft). and the paint...well it's either an odd color or half a gallon's worth.

the "wood" section is completely useless as far as i'm concerned i can't imagine using any of it for construction or surfacing/molding, etc. i've looked at least 3 times for a single piece of pine (grooved or otherwise) for refinishing my floors and have never found anything and had to resort to the home depot.

in general i've not had good luck finding items that are of high enough quality or the right quantity to use in the restoration project that is my house. but i don't give up hope and always enjoy walking around in there. i also think it's really hit or miss, you never know what's going to be in there.

it would be great if they hired people to do some of the refinishing that is always needed for their used stuff (they get some overstock or otherwise unused stuff too) and sold it for a little more. i have enough on my plate at my house without getting a door that needs another 2 days worth of work before I can even start to fight with installing it. just an idea...i'd pay extra for something like that.

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★★★☆☆

the concept of construction is awesome. sometimes there are great things there. last time i was there there were high quality kitchen cabinets, granted very customized so hard to translate to just anywhere. They also have a bunch of windows right now that are really nice...unfortunately none of them will fit in my house. there are also often unique pieces that could work in the right home with the right re-finisher, such as old theater seats, mantles, fixtures, etc.

the tiles, paint, etc I think is generally useless unless you are an artist. for example i've rarely seen enough of any one tile to finish even my small bathroom (roughly 36 sq ft). and the paint...well it's either an odd color or half a gallon's worth.

the "wood" section is completely useless as far as i'm concerned i can't imagine using any of it for construction or surfacing/molding, etc. i've looked at least 3 times for a single piece of pine (grooved or otherwise) for refinishing my floors and have never found anything and had to resort to the home depot.

in general i've not had good luck finding items that are of high enough quality or the right quantity to use in the restoration project that is my house. but i don't give up hope and always enjoy walking around in there. i also think it's really hit or miss, you never know what's going to be in there.

it would be great if they hired people to do some of the refinishing that is always needed for their used stuff (they get some overstock or otherwise unused stuff too) and sold it for a little more. i have enough on my plate at my house without getting a door that needs another 2 days worth of work before I can even start to fight with installing it. just an idea...i'd pay extra for something like that.

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I believe that the concept of Construction Junction is awesome!!! The more building materials that can be re-used rather than landing on landfills is beneficial to the environment so therefore to us all.I can't wait to get there to see what all they have. I understand that it is a huge place; so therefore, I will give my self plenty of time to look around. I am a single woman that just a few months ago decided that I could do my own home improvements; and I've proved it to myself. I've restored the wood trim around several of my windows and they look absolutely beautiful. I've primed and painted walls, put down a ceramic tile floor; and plan to put down ceramic tile on two more floors. The benefits of ceramic tile versus carpeting for everyday health is worth it to me. Carpets tend to trap allergens, dust musts, mold, etc., where the ceramic tile just needs a mild detergent to clean it.I'm looking forward to my trip to Construction Junction and will write another review after I've visited.

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★★★★★

I believe that the concept of Construction Junction is awesome!!! The more building materials that can be re-used rather than landing on landfills is beneficial to the environment so therefore to us all.I can't wait to get there to see what all they have. I understand that it is a huge place; so therefore, I will give my self plenty of time to look around. I am a single woman that just a few months ago decided that I could do my own home improvements; and I've proved it to myself. I've restored the wood trim around several of my windows and they look absolutely beautiful. I've primed and painted walls, put down a ceramic tile floor; and plan to put down ceramic tile on two more floors. The benefits of ceramic tile versus carpeting for everyday health is worth it to me. Carpets tend to trap allergens, dust musts, mold, etc., where the ceramic tile just needs a mild detergent to clean it.I'm looking forward to my trip to Construction Junction and will write another review after I've visited.

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Most of the time you are replacing parts on your home because the original ones are worn out. This place sells all used items for your home. I have been there several times and the place seems pointless to me. Most of the things that are for sale there look like trash to me. I guess if you have an older home though and you are trying to restore it to it's original state you could get things from construction junction. Unfortunately if you take them, you would probably have to refinish them when you get them back to your house. I really would not recommend this place... you are better off at Home Depot, but I guess it would serve a purpose for some folks. Just be careful of what you buy there.

3
★★★☆☆

Most of the time you are replacing parts on your home because the original ones are worn out. This place sells all used items for your home. I have been there several times and the place seems pointless to me. Most of the things that are for sale there look like trash to me. I guess if you have an older home though and you are trying to restore it to it's original state you could get things from construction junction. Unfortunately if you take them, you would probably have to refinish them when you get them back to your house. I really would not recommend this place... you are better off at Home Depot, but I guess it would serve a purpose for some folks. Just be careful of what you buy there.

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Construction Junction is a unique facility which provides the opportunity of both donating and purchasing used and new construction and home repair materials. All donations are tax deductable due to it's non-profit status. Items are available that are new (leftover materials from new construction,) or used (such as doors or windows that are being replaced,) all at a very reasonable rate. Outside of the facility are recycling bins for all sorts of items such as cardboard, phonebooks, junk mail, glass, plastic, newspaper and magazines. One never knows what treasures can be found inside, but it is always an interesting shopping adventure!

PROS: Wonderful place dedicated to reducing waste and providing low cost material
CONS: Huge warehouse, sometimes hard to find things.

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★★★★★

Construction Junction is a unique facility which provides the opportunity of both donating and purchasing used and new construction and home repair materials. All donations are tax deductable due to it's non-profit status. Items are available that are new (leftover materials from new construction,) or used (such as doors or windows that are being replaced,) all at a very reasonable rate. Outside of the facility are recycling bins for all sorts of items such as cardboard, phonebooks, junk mail, glass, plastic, newspaper and magazines. One never knows what treasures can be found inside, but it is always an interesting shopping adventure!

PROS: Wonderful place dedicated to reducing waste and providing low cost material
CONS: Huge warehouse, sometimes hard to find things.

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