Monday, October 18, 2010

Industrial Copper Table

A box of scrap copper pipes and fittings becomes a more avant-garde approach to the typical Dining Room Table. After LOTS of measuring, cutting and soldering (and not one horrible cut or burn) my latest junk creation is complete.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Autumn

It doesn’t get much better than autumn in New England. The cold nights awaken to cool, crisp, colorful days that you wish would last forever. This vintage shopping cart is a recent flea market find that was destined to hold falls harvest.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stop the Draft

Here’s an insert I built, painted and distressed for my fireplace that seals the opening from heat loss in the winter and hot air entering in the summer. So keeping with the “green” concept, everything incorporated in this draft stopper was either recycled or reclaimed.
The wood was pulled from a dumpster while I was on a construction site. Not only was the wood being thrown out but it also bares the “Forest Stewardship Council” (FSC) certification which means it’s from a well managed forest. Simply put, there’s a plan in place so as not to trash a particular forest.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jelly Cupboard

Jelly Cupboard built from new lumber, painted, then heavily distressed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vintage Megaphone Pendant Lamp

A suspended Megaphone throws just the right amount of light to create a cheery atmosphere with an unexpected twist. In the last few months I’ve found several vintage Megaphones but this one was just the right size for a pendant lamp.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Industrial [WRECKAGE]©

Here’s the latest piece of furniture created from my debris field. I found an old wooden workbench top at an estate sale a few months ago. That’s all the inspiration I needed to build a table. After acquiring all the steel to construct the base from one of the shadier flea markets, I was ready to start cutting and drilling. Once the main frame was assembled the steel was painted green. Then the fun part…make it look old…really old. I went for that 19th century factory look, so there are lots of chips, peeling paint and rust. I built a “parts tray” for the base and numbered the compartments…gotta keep that factory look going. The tray was painted and then completely trashed. It’s chipped, gouged, stained and splattered…a complete wreck. Check out the links below for more hardcore [WRECKAGE].  
Selected creations are available for purchase at “The Muddy Moose” in New Hartford, Connecticut