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West End Salvage, Season 2 on DIY!

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For the last eight years, West End Architectural Salvage in Des Moines, Iowa has been stockpiling 50,000 square feet of reclaimed, recycled and salvaged materials taken from old homes, abandoned schools and turn-of-the-century churches. Now, owner Don Short and his team of designers, carpenters and craftsmen are repurposing their arsenal of antiques into cool custom […]

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Closed Memorial Day!


We will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th! Make sure if you’re traveling through to stop in to see us over the weekend! Also remember to stop by our new West Glenn location, which will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-5! Downtown Location 22 9th St Des Moines, IA […]

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Closed on Mother’s Day!!

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  To celebrate all of the mothers here at West End Salvage we are closing down the store on Sunday May 8th! Make sure to visit us during our normal business hours and purchase your mother a unique find from this one of a kind store! Enjoy the day with all the lovely mothers out […]

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20% OFF EVERYTHING During Iowa’s Junk Jubilee April 29, 30, & May 1!

Junk Jubilee

Come check out the LOCAL biannual show over at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in the Varied Industries Building! Our two carpenters, Rex and Justin, will be down at the show selling away Dons’ one of a kind items and talking to anyone who is interested in our custom furniture! Make sure to stop down to our home […]

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Don at Junk Bonanza Minneapolis April 21-23!

Junk Bonanza

Don is back out on the road again this lovely spring! He will be loading up the truck for a trip to Shakopee, Minnesota to the annual Junk Bonanza on April 21-23! If you are traveling through the mid-west or you reside in the area don’t miss out on this event! Our booth will have all […]

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New Location in the West Glen Town Center!

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The time has come when Don has decided to expand his glorious 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse west, all the way to West Des Moines at the West Glen Town Center! We will be opening on Thursday April 7th from 10-5 and continue on the 8th and 9th from 10-5! Our retail location will have many […]

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April 3rd: Preferred Bridal Show!

Bridal Show

On April 3rd we will be hosting our annual event with the Preferred Bridal Show! There will be vendors throughout the whole warehouse from 12-3! We will be open during normal business hours of 12-4 for your shopping convenience. We hope this show will replace your anxieties with professional, knowledgeable Vendors that have been hand-selected […]

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Closed on Easter Sunday!

                    We will be closed on March 27, 2016 for Easter Sunday! We will reopen on Monday, March 28, 2016 during normal business hours of 8am-5pm! We hope everyone traveling through Iowa will be able to stop by on Saturday the 26 and Monday the 28 […]

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March 19 at WEST END SALVAGE!!

Vintage in the City

                      We are so excited to be apart of this wonderful event once again this year! Make sure to come down to our downtown warehouse FULL of amazing pieces for your home! We will have small horderves out for our customers and plenty of vintage […]

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                      Come join us for 2 FUN nights of wine, cheese, and chocolate on January 22 & 23 from 6pm-9pm! This year we added another night so more people can join in on our party! We have hosted this event for many years and every […]

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Don Traveling to Kansas City THIS WEEKEND!


The guys from Des Moines’ West End Architectural Salvage, as seen on HGTV and DIY networks, are bringing their funky, recycled, and up-cycled items to First Friday Weekends in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. Meet some of the guys that turn salvaged items into one of a kind treasures at Good JuJu! First Friday and Saturday […]

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