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West End Salvage, Season 2 coming to DIY!

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Watch the trailer for season 2 http://media.pietown.tv/_4Nv_DwBWfba99R ! 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 […]

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Interview with Bismark State College!

Don recently was interviewed for the alumni of Bismark State College! After graduation Don has had many entrepreneurship’s throughout the years. In the interview he talks about his show on DIY Network, projects with installations, and college football! Watch his interview here: http://bismarckstate.edu/alumni/connection/salvage/

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Uncorked JUNKMARKET: Spring Valley, Minnesota!

While we staff have decided to extend our hours for the Food Truck Throw Down this weekend, Don will be in Spring Valley, Minnesota for the Uncorked JUNKMARKET! If you will be in the area, make sure to check out his booth and his speeches throughout the event! The JUNKMARKET  will be going on Friday […]

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Food Truck Throwdown Extended Hours!!

              This Saturday, May 30th, Des Moines will be making history from 5pm-11pm! The first time event, Iowa Beverage Food Truck Throw Down, will be having over 10 food trucks competing to see who will be crowned as this years best tasting truck! The festivities will take place in the courtyard […]

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Closed for Memorial Day!

Attention West End Salvage customers!!! We will be closed on May 25, 2015 for recognition of Memorial Day!! We will be reopened on Tuesday May 26,2015 at 8AM. We hope to see all the weekend travelers coming through the store throughout the week! Give us a call if you have any questions 515.243.4405

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Vintage in the City!

Vintage in the City 2015

On Saturday March 28th we will be participating with other vintage shops in the area to promote local businesses! There will be in-store specials for participating businesses!

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West End Salvage Annual Open House!

Our annual open house is November 14, 15, & 16!  25% off of all items except jewelry and sale items! We’ve extended our hours for the event on Friday the 14th until 8pm and also Saturday the 15th until 5pm! We look forward to seeing everyone over the weekend celebration!

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Jan. 17, 2015: INDULGE, A Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Affair


Tickets are now available, Indulge yourself in this opportunity to enjoy wines from around the world and pair them with artisan cheeses and chocolates. This year INDULGE will not be a sampling event and will pour full glasses of wine and offer ample servings of featured cheeses from The Cheese Shop and Hy-Vee and chocolates […]

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Custom furniture!

Custom furniture

West End creates hundreds of amazing pieces of custom furniture every year. From tables and barstools to wine racks, headboards and much, much more – if you can imagine it, we can help you create it. Stop in or call us to talk with our crew about your idea. We can integrate something you already […]

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Sep. 21, 2013: Cherry Street Market is back!


Celebrate the 8th anniversary of West End with the return of the wildly successful 3rd annual Cherry Street Market! Get in on the antiques, collectibles, vintage items, jewelry, food and entertainment from another wide selection of friends and vendors! MORE INFORMATION TO COME! Stay up to date through our Facebook and Twitter accounts! WHEN: September […]

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