Re4m transforming Ottawa's unwanted scraps into something new

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By Drew May, 1310 News, August 29, 2018

Heather Jeffery is taking Ottawa’s scrap construction material, odds and ends, and unwanted furniture and transforming them into something new.

At her Alta Vista workshop, Jeffery, the owner of Re4m, upcycles what would otherwise go to landfills to create anything from furniture to museum exhibits and unique decorations. Re4m has built signs for stores in the city, tables for Happy Goat Coffee and a fake red Jeep for an exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Upcycling, Jeffery said, is taking things that would be throw-out or unused and reviving them.

“Maybe sanding it down, stripping the finish, refinishing it or manipulating it in some way to construct something new,” she said.

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