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Ohmega Salvage: Always Interesting & Inspiring!

Updated: May 23, 2021

The yard and building at Ohmega Salavage on San Pablo Ave are a sprawling delight showcasing a variety of architectural salvage materials, fixtures & hardware. They specialize in vintage architectural salvage and restoration. They buy and sell unusual building materials and items for the home.

A trip to Ohmega is always interesting and inspiring. It is not every day you come across a collection on vintage children’s rocking chairs!

Question....When is a chandelier not a chandelier?.....Answer....When it is a perfect spot for a Hummingbird Nest! Their as-is chandelier collection hangs up on the porch. Spring is here and this hummingbird took full advantage! Obviously the light is not for sale for the foreseeable future.

Next question...When is a old window not a window? When it’s a blank canvas! Ohmega customer Jhulli gave new spring life to this pair of windows. It's uplifting to see customers’ inspirations come to life!

Do you have a use for a beautiful Chinese style blanket chest. This chest is cedar lined.

Or how about this circa 1890 Victorian hall tree which has cast iron drip trays marked "S.F.CO.CIN.O". It is made of walnut and burled walnut. The drawer is in good condition and slides easily. It has six brass posts for hanging scarves and hats.

These are just a few of the interesting inventory items at Ohmega, and it is always changing.

They are currently fully open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm., and additionally during the week by appointment. Call 510-204-0767 or email us at

People often wonder about the spelling of the “Ohmega” in Ohmega Salvage. The name is a synthesis of two concepts: ‘Ohm’s law,’ the measure of electrical resistance to power (as they said to themselves “Hum, Hum”), and the Greek symbol Omega, the final letter in the Greek alphabet--signifying that an object can be reborn even when at the apparent end of its life.


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