By Derek Markham on January 3, 2009
Dallas welder and furniture maker Joel Hester is breathing new life into our American car culture with his line of tables made from the sheetmetal hoods of junkyard cars. The colorful rusted hoods will make a big visual impact in any home, and with some of the materials being repurposed and upcycled, you can feel [...]
By Doug Gunzelmann on September 18, 2008
An absolutely superb find on Etsy is this antique recycled elevator pulley and spool crafted into a story filled end table. “The cable spool was originally made by the J.W. Reedy Manufacturing Company in Chicago and put into service in the late 1800’s. The cable spool was removed from the Hamilton building in downtown Denver.” Topped [...]
By Doug Gunzelmann on July 28, 2008
The Elsie Series by Nine Stories Furniture uses reclaimed sheet metal from expired autos. Nine Stories sift through “the vast landscape of the American salvage yard to collect textures and colors that only years of sun and rain can create.” The particular weathering and stress patterns that the material has accumulated over the years is [...]
By LiveOAK Staff on June 1, 2008
Here’s another strikingly sustainable piece by Cliff Spencer. This oak table and bench is made from reclaimed oak staves, used in wine-aging process at California wineries, non-toxic adhesives and a water based finish. The rich color of the wood comes from the grapes that are fermented in the Oak staves. While the wood imparts a subtle flavor to the wine, the grapes leave a rich and unique stain on the wood.