It turns out the rusty grocery store shelves I found in Cortez at Belt Salvage will be getting their second shelf life! After experimenting with some of the other materials I found as possibilities, the shelf’s seemed to work because of the modular size, relatively lightweight aluminum, and sheer quantity available. I figured they looked like hell when I saw them, but a few days of sanding and painting can fix anything! Just ask our team, anything and everything has and can be sanded this semester.
Keeping me company was the dialogue of reading the labels (pretty much fused with the aluminum at this point) of the various food items sold in 2001. Rolaids were a common item, and from the evidence, it was a Kroger based store! I was just glad they didn’t come from Walmart. But even if they did, I’d be happy to know they had recycled something.
The off white shelves will belong to the long ends of the module, while a wood slat/wire grate mesh rain screen system will run the short ends. The photo’s include the sequence from discovery to cleaning to painting. They are not yet installed, photos to come of that day.
ciao. and I hope I never sand square footage over 1000 sq. ft. by hand again.