Staff Pick At The RE Store: Vintage stoves from the Camlin Hotel Talk About Slow Food For Sale: Hot Point Stoves, $300-$400 each. Possible Uses: Could be...

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Vintage stoves from the Camlin Hotel

Talk About Slow Food

For Sale: Hot Point Stoves, $300-$400 each.

Possible Uses: Could be restored as cookstoves with new innards for a pretty penny. Some have gone on to new lives as potting tables and cabinets.

Reason for discard: Ballard store manager Rachel Bair says the stoves were discovered during a $21 million restoration of the historic Camlin Hotel in 2003 by new owner Trendwest Resorts. Built in 1926, the landmark originally had 93 apartments complete with newfangled showers, dinettes and kitchenettes. Several owners later, the kitchenettes were simply walled off, more or less intact. The 2003 renovation brought them back to light.

Talk about a sustainable business. The nonprofit RE Store has been paying its own way since 1992, helping Puget Sound recyclers reuse the remains of back in the day. For a peek at more of what fills the RE Store’s warehouse in Ballard (1440 N.W. 52nd St., www.re-store.org) see our video at www.seattletimes.com/pacificnw. Find more recycling resources on our Web site, too.