Industry Shelving

March 3, 2012

Heavy duty shelving made of salvaged water tank cedar and blackened steel.  This design can be fabricated in just about any size and with your choice of wood.  The steel corner design would allow this piece to be even taller, wider and deeper than you see here without so much as a wobble.  Thanks to Evan the Intern (seen polishing above) for all his help over the past few weeks.


Martin Table

January 19, 2012

We didn’t want the legs of this table to disappear under the large reclaimed wood top, nor did we want more obstruction to leg room than was necessary.  Instead of using steel bar or tube, we achieved  volume by designing with heavy gauge sheetmetal, bent and formed to a custom profile.  The result anchors the space without feeling too heavy. The top is made of floor joists salvaged from a renovation at my shop.


New Seats for Old Chairs

December 12, 2010

My bad habits are again on display.  Despite an expanding demand for my own designs, I still have a hard time keeping other peoples’ castoffs out of the back of my truck.  Chairs especially.  My original intention with this group was to fit them with a some sleek new shaped hardwood seats and backs, that was before I saw the work of Josh Duthie at Chairtastic. Instead I decided to try my hand at a bit of upholstery and weaving to fit them with seats closer to their originals.  Opening my doors to the world of textiles may prove to be a pandora’s box.

The first is an original, cast aluminum, Shaw Walker made in Michigan.  After that is a steel chair by Hamilton Cosco of Indiana. Both have all fully functioning swivel action and posture adjustments.  The low-back wooden chair I believe may be a genuine Shaker piece.  I fit it with a traditional woven rush seat.  It has a tiny brand near the top of one of the front legs reading ‘stw’.  The last chair I can’t put any specifics on besides that it received the most awesome upholstery to compensate for its ambiguity.

Sometimes a guy needs a mobile, configurable wardrobe rack with adjustable, cantilevered shelves that breaks down easily and is light enough to transport… oh, and of course it needs to be fitted with a lighted sign.  No problem.  Whatever needs to be displayed the Double Down Rack can handle the job.

Thanks to Clayton Timbrell for the beautiful reclaimed redwood decking, and Alexander MacLeitch for the metalwork!