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  • Where in Manila? Antiques, Architectural salvage

    For all you Manila gurus out there -

    I've been living here 6 years but am a total Manila newbie. I've noticed that sometimes there are areas of town that have a lot of one kind of shop (like 30 shops that sell doors)..

    I'm looking for a few places:

    - Architectural salvage
    In the US we have many companies that specialize in salvaging antique elements from building that are torn down - old windows, glass doorknobs, hinges, factory architectural elements, etc. Is there anything similar in Manila? If you ever watch 'The Pickers' on history channel you'll understand what I'm looking for

    - Decorative planting pots - the over-sized planting containers - an example can be found here:
    http://www.plantcontainershop.com/co...ontainers.html
    Not just the typical red terracotta kind. I drove by a bunch of them in a taxi last year but we couldn't stop.

    - A really good and unique tile shop - not Wilcon, Home Depot, Dexterton - but a place that imports more unique stuff.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Where in Manila? Antiques, Architectural salvage

    Good questions. And I have no answers. Sort of.

    Not aware of architectural salvage but am aware of antique stores that have some fixtures along Kamuning Road in Quezon City. There are a few demolished-house-salvage shops but they're scattered and more like junkyards than architectural antiques. But there must be something better than what I know because there are some eclectic bed and breakfasts that use salvaged fixtures and they must have a source somewhere. I hope someone else can answer your question better.

    On pots. I'm aware that Sta. Rosa road on the climb up to Tagaytay has some pot vendors, imports from Vietnam. We recently bought some and they look good. But the selection is limited to a specific Asian theme. None of the modern ones in your photo.

    Ugu Bigyan, an artist from Tiaong, Quezon, sells some beautiful stuff. There's also in Antipolo's Crescent Moon Cafe where Lanelle Abueva showcases her pottery.

    Sorry, all these pottery places are themed Modern Asian or close to it. The usual browns, grays and greens. None of the bright primary colors. Hope this helps, somewhat.

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      Re: Where in Manila? Antiques, Architectural salvage

      Hi guys! I've been hanging around for years here and been reading good advices from you gurus. I'm 56 years old and working in binondo. Have been doing also some DIYs at home. Well I do not have those AI tools that you guys have only a few hand tools and just been doing a little tinkering during rest days just to accomplish work needed to make life a little easier especially my kumander. I hope I can reply to the question - I know there are plenty of stalls corner Dapitan and Mayon Street where they sell different items vases, bird and dog cages, candle holders, decorative items, etc. I'm hoping you'll be able to find what you're looking for.

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        Re: Where in Manila? Antiques, Architectural salvage

        HI there noyski,

        So this is your first pos ha ? well welcome to the PHM community. It would be better if you can introduce yourself more in the "MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS", its just down under the Gazebo Forum if you will scroll down the index page. Tell us more of yourself, interest or hobbies. What line of work do you do in Binondo or where are you located.


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          Re: Where in Manila? Antiques, Architectural salvage

          I've seen some surplus wood, doors and windows in Cavite area specifically Bacoor and also along Evangelista, Makati but more on house decorations.

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            Very late post but might be useful for people still searching. There's a shop at the corner of Maria Clara and Craig Street in Manila. They sell demolished-house materials. You can see their phone number in this Google Streetmap view. https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@14.6...8i6656!6m1!1e1

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