This bench was made for a client who needed a place to put on and tie shoes. The space was small, so the bench is short - made from a 2.5" thick piece of reclaimed pine. The wood actually still has square nails still embedded in it, sanded down to be shiny and smooth at the surface, as well as saw marks and other dings from a previous life on a farm. The base is welded from 1.5" tube steel, with threaded levelers for feet.
This is a bench made for a customer who needed an entryway bench with a place to store shoes. The base is made of steel, treated with gun blue and linseed oil. The top is a piece of reclaimed pine which was a joist in a mill in Durham NC for a long time. It still has some of the sawblade texture, notching, nail holes and other marks on it from its previous life, but it's been planed and sanded to the point that it's smooth and safe to run a hand along.
This reclaimed heart pine is paired with a frame with back and armrests. Steel finished in gun blue; wood in polyurethane and wax.
These are Cheng Rhomba Benches - built from available plans, these benches incorporate foam-core concrete ends. The tops are made from eastern red cedar for a life outside. Each bench weighs over 500 lbs!
Built from 1" square tubing and reclaimed pine. Steel finished with gun blue and mineral oil; wood finished with oil and wax.
3” x 3/8” flat stock make up the diagonal supports for this table, while the top and magazine shelf are made of live edge magnolia.
This coffee table is made from ¾” square tubing for the frame, with a reclaimed pine top. A contrasting black walnut strip is joined into the pine beam.
This coffee table is built from 5/8” square rod, with outside faces ground smooth and a coat of powdercoat applied in a metallic brass color. The glass top results in a modern look.
This coffee table is built from 3/4" square tubing, with angle iron rails at the top to contain the glass. The steel is sanded and sealed for a raw metal look.
This coffee table has an ambrosia maple top that sits in a steel frame, and can be lifted and flipped over to show the other side. The wood was used as a wedding guestbook, with signatures written in black felt pen, so the signatures can be displayed or hidden. The magazine shelf is a laser cut steel piece, finished in a blackening patina.
This coffee table is made of laser cut 3/8" raw sheet steel, laser cut and bent. It can be used as is or with a glass top.
This coffee table has a beveled glass top and a magazine shelf, supported by a 5/8" steel rod frame that has been powdercoated in chrome.
This maple slab has been stabilized using inset steel bar. Hairpin legs offset the light colored wood.
This coffee table is made from a single walnut slab. The ends of the slab are reinforced with inset pieces of wood, and the table sits on a set of hairpin legs. Finished with tung oil.
Made from various hardwoods. Available in a sunrise gradient pattern, as well as end grain & cutting board style, or any other layout you'd like. Handles, juice grooves, or custom branding are also available. Finished with beeswax and mineral oil.
This desk was built for a two-person home office. It's made of 5/4" walnut, with a shallow brace underneath to prevent it from having any flex. The wood has been finished with mineral oil + wax, but no stain or polyurethane have been used so the surface has the natural wood feel.
This desk is built from reclaimed barnwood with a steel frame, made to match a bar and wine rack. The wood is from the pictured building being deconstructed. We used rafter wood, which had been exposed to extreme heat under the tin roof. The color was changed except for where the board was in contact with the supporting joist, leaving thin light colored stripes every 16 inches or so. This effect became much more subtle through planing and sanding, but is still visible.
The steel is 3/4" square tubing, with some angle iron used under the shelves. It is treated with gun blue and mineral oil. The weld beads were ground off to give it an ultraclean look. Levelers are threaded into the feet to allow for adjustment to the floor. The dimensions were 31h x 45w x 25d.
This desk is made from solid hard maple with an oxidized finish. The legs are made from 4" flat bar steel.
The top of this desk is made from 5/4" magnolia in very wide board widths. The knot and worm holes were filled with resin. The frame is built from 3" x 0.5" steel bar.
This desk is built from hard maple, in 6/4" thickness. The frame is built from 3" x 0.5" steel bar.
The top is made from many 2.5" wide strips of Ash, White Oak, Hard Maple and Black Walnut. It has been lightly stained and finished with polyurethane for durability and moisture resistance. This design balances the physical presence of heavy and visually striking components with an elegant minimalism. The combination makes the table look light and inviting, while also being sturdy and robust.
The wood used for this piece is spalted, quartersawn sycamore. Simple gun-blued steel supports give the table a clean, light look.
This is a folding dining table built from steel and heart pine. It utilizes a gateleg design, where a hinged support swings out from the center section to support the leaf when it's raised. It was made to match a small side table and some shelves for a client.
The wood was a really remarkable and unusual find. It was used to build a schoolhouse before the Civil War. The property owner was developing and needed the building gone, so he was planning on burning it down. He listed it on craigslist before doing so on the off chance he could get some money from someone interested in the wood.
Fortunately someone went and took a look. Heart pine is a very high quality wood that became very hard to find sometime around 1900 because all the old growth pines had by that time been cut down.
The base is made of welded 1x3" and 1x1" square steel tubing and 1" angle iron. The weld beads were left in place for a more industrial look. It is finished with gun blue and mineral oil. Weld-on hinges were used to attach the gate pieces, and a brass-plated steel continuous hinge connects the top pieces.
The industrial supply place labels some pieces in a load they're shipping to make it clear where it's going- in this case Durham. I like to leave those labels on (somewhere inconspicuous) because I think it fits with the reclaimed vibe. The pine was in Prospect Hill, Durham NC for at least 160 years, so it seems appropriate to identify it like that as it moves on to NY.
This table was made from a 200 year old oak beam. To square up the original log, someone hand-cut faces using an axe. We had the wood milled such that the table preserves the hand-hewn markings on the surface, while being smooth and flat enough to use. The table top is 3" thick. Finished with beeswax and mineral oil.
This naily pine top is made from a single long board, which was flooring in a past life. It is supported by a steel base made of angle iron and square tube, finished with gun blue and mineral oil.
This table is built from a mixed hardwood top with a powdercoated steel frame. Woods used in the top include: ash, hickory, oak, walnut, cherry, maple, and sycamore. The wood was finished with a satin polyurethane. The powdercoat is also satin gloss. The feet were capped internally and levelers threaded in such that the levelers can be mostly recessed into the leg. This protects floors while maintaining a clean look. Overall dimensions were 60"L x 44"W x 30"H.
This minimalist design dining table is built from 1.25" square tubing with a red oak top.
This round dining table has a top made of white oak, stained, with a powdercoated steel pedestal and a matching oak foot.
This table and pair of matching stools was made from a pair of locally harvested, book-matched curly maple slabs, with a mild steel pedestal base made from square tubing.
This tung oiled walnut top is supported by a base built using laser cut sheet steel panels. The finish is copper, which has been oxidized to a green patina.
This table is built from local reclaimed pine rafters, featuring a space-saving jack-shaped steel base. The table is finished with a satin polyurethane and the base is blackened with patina and hand-rubbed with mineral oil and beeswax.
Cabinetry built from steel framing, expanded metal and reclaimed pine. Removable shelves in the taller sections provide flexible storage, and remote control lighting helps with visibility.
These barn doors are built from reclaimed pine barnwood siding. Angle iron is used to reinforce the top and bottom. Matte finish track hardware.
This desk is for a home office. The desk provides plenty of workspace, and a matching cabinet allows storage that is visible, but deemphasized for a clean look. A series of channels integrated into the frame keeps cables up against the underside of the top and hidden.
This matching bookcase and desk are built from quartersawn red oak. They've been stained a dark brown for a more traditional look, but the beauty of the grain is still visible if you look for it.
This wood is an ususual find- reclaimed maple flooring from a factory, fitted into a steel frame and used as interior sliding doors. The reclaimed side faces inward, and has a heavy patina of wear. The outside is a clean face which has quite a bit of birds eye, which was a nice surprise revealed upon planing off the exterior.
This steel base is built from 5/8" x 3" steel bar, with angle iron bracing at the top to support the granite.
This bathroom vanity is built from 3/4" square tubing with cedar shelving. The shelves can slide laterally, so the shelf layout can be changed at will. The metal is blackened and clearcoated; the cedar is treated with polyurethane.
This railing has tubing framing with flat bar interior slats. The grip is teak. The metal is finished in a textured powdercoat, a slightly iridescent bronze-black color.
This wine rack is made of steel tubing and rod, with a spalted quartersawn sycamore top. It is on wheels, and has leafs which can be used to expand the surface area for dining.
This kitchen island is made from a single locally milled spalted maple slab. The base is made from expanded sheet metal and angle iron, featuring antique casters from an old furniture dolly. At the designers request, we created a custom clamping-ipad stand.
This bar is built from reclaimed barnwood with a steel frame, made to match a desk built for the same client. The wood is from the pictured building being deconstructed. We used rafter wood, which had been exposed to extreme heat under the tin roof. The color was changed except for where the board was in contact with the supporting joist, leaving thin light colored stripes every 16 inches or so. This effect became much more subtle through planing and sanding, but is still visible. The steel is 1" square tubing for the legs, with angle iron used under the shelves. It is treated with gun blue and mineral oil. Levelers are threaded into the feet to allow for adjustment to the floor. The dimensions are 32h x 28w x 16d - but we can customize them any way you like!
We made this piece for a customer who wanted something that could hold pots and pans, or maybe wine bottles, and also be used to prepare food on top. The base is welded from 1/2" steel rod and is finished with a gun blue treatment. The top is made from 2" thick hard maple, finished with mineral oil and beeswax. The four wheels are wooden and complement the piece well. The top is 15" square and the piece is about 36" tall. All dimensions could be customized, more or fewer shelves, hooks, or larger tops - anything you can think of!
These speakers are made from wormy, spalted maple. They have 3" drivers which are more than sufficient for their intended purpose as bookshelf speakers.
This oak table and set of stools were all made from locally harvested quartersawn oak. The stool bases incorporate a hash-knife brace design, a sentimental symbol for the client.
These are black walnut shelves. The brackets are made of ¾” square steel tube, welded into a 90 degree angle with mitered ends to accept screws easily. The steel is finished with gun blue and mineral oil; the wood is oiled and waxed.
This console table/bar is made from poplar, stained to result in a finish similar to mango furniture already in the customer’s home. The steel leg has been powdercoated silver. Peg joinery was used to attach the wood at the right angle, with contrasting black walnut dowels visible at the surface.
This piece is made of steel powdercoated to a metallic brass color. The shelving surface itself is dropped-in panels of glass. It's about 6' wide by 6.5' tall.
These stools are made from lightweight 16ga steel tubing, with padded and upholstered seats. Dual height footrests allow people of varying heights to fit comfortably. Built unusually tall to fit the bar.
A steel base in gloss black powdercoat with a zebrawood top were used to give this c-table a clean, polished look. Levelers in the feet allow it to slide freely on wood floors without scratching. The top was coated with build-up polyurethane to protect it from cup rings and spills.
This café table sits on a bent rod base that has been powdercoated John Deere green. The top is made of quartersawn spalted sycamore, which has spectacular grain.
This 14-foot co-working and conference table was designed for the PERCH co-working space in Carrboro, NC. It is made from Ash with cord-hole cut-outs and features and x-braced leg assembly.
This table was built for an office, as a communal work space. The walnut boards were milled consecutively from the same tree. The 1.5" square tubing trestle frame is gusseted for strength, given the open design.
This conference table is made of 8/4" hardwoods, including walnut, oak, hickory, cherry, maple and ash. It has an integrated a/v & power box installed in the center, with the frame built to allow cords to run inside the leg to the floor, and exit from the underside of the foot. The steel is 5" x 2" tubing.
This conference table is built from a reclaimed pine beam from an old warehouse that has been resawn into four consecutive boards. The base is a 1.5" square tubing trestle design with a footrest bar.
This side table is made of 3/4" steel tubing powdercoated satin black, with a reclaimed pine box top. The wood is tongue and groove flooring.
This side table is made of 1" steel tubing powdercoated satin black, with tung oiled walnut live edge shelves.
This console table is made of 1" steel tubing, gun blued and oiled, with tung oiled walnut live edge shelves. A steel sheet hides cables running down the wall.
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