Running this business has meant that we've needed to become experts about how to re-use our pieces. Many can just be displayed as art, which they are, but it is also interesting to try to integrate an artifact into new construction or restoration. Our experience in doing just that can save you time and energy if you bring us your projects early on so that we can help you find pieces that will complement your ideas. Many architectural elements also lend themselves to being re-used in a totally different context; a column capital as a table base, grilles incorporated into folding doors or a window frame made into a mirror. These are just a few of the ideas that we've come up with and can share with you. You can see some examples in our book "Irreplaceable Artifacts: Decorating the Home with Architectural Ornament".