Exciting things were swinging into action on Tuesday when Jonah’s on Johnston Pizza Restaurant at  26 E. Johnston Street had a refurbished door installed by 7th Street Salvage. The 8’3” door was built in the company’s shop in Macon from heart pine beams and joists salvaged from old buildings in downtown Macon. The shop’s owner, Brent Meyer, said the door hardware also came from reclaimed material such as a cut off end of an old fireplace end iron and a piece from an old warehouse fan that is being used for a push plate. The foot pull is constructed of a piece of angle iron. The door weighs around 250 pounds with ¼ tempered glass covering a large area and will function easily with the use of a hydraulic closure unit. 

7th Street Salvage, located at 230 7th Street in Macon, is co-owned by Meyer by his wife Catherine and their retail outlet was the inspiration for the new Maker’s Mart located at the Old Mill Market Company on East Adams Street. Katie Rowland visited their store with her parents and left with the idea of setting up a similar business in Forsyth. You can call 7th Street Salvage at (478) 787-7584 or find them on Facebook.