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Repurpose, recycle and re-use!

Local man seizes opportunity—now beams about his job

Scott Feen, owner of Atlantic Workshop in Chatham, says he was inspired to go into the business of repurposing items for the home just over five years ago when he learned that a beautiful house in Osterville was to be knocked down. Feen acted quickly, bidding with a friend on the right to go in before the bulldozers and take anything that could be salvaged. Together, they removed the kitchen, hand-hewn beams, the staircase and trim . . . and Feen’s new business was born.

Today, Atlantic Workshop finds new ways to display the Cape’s rich history in wood, metal and other materials with strong nautical and maritime references. Recently, Feen was working on a project to re-use the curved sides from a Hinckley boat abandoned to rot for 25 years to create a striking shark sculpture. He collaborates with local craftsmen for metalworking and glassblowing needs, depending on what each unique piece calls for. “I absolutely love what I do,” Feen says. “It is not work. It’s a real gift to be able to do this every day.”

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