Monthly Archives: January 2010

In the works: French Industrial Media Console and Shelving

By | bookcase, console table, furniture, media console, shelving | 2 Comments

I have 2 new designs in my head. I am currently working a vintage French industrial inspired media console/TV stand table with 6″ casters. It’s based on this vintage buffet from Briggs House Antiques (they are asking $5,000).

The main differences will be the dimensions (48″ x 22″ x 30″ tall), caster wheels and a solid walnut top. I found some really cool cloverleaf design sheet metal for the cabinet fronts. And I went with big rivets instead of bolts for the construction because I like the look better. So far this piece is really heavy. I hope it weighs less than 150lbs for shipping purposes. Here is the piece at about 95% done. Just need to install the casters. This piece is finished now and you can see it here: Link

And the other piece is going to be a rolling shelf or console table similar to Wisteria’s design which is unfortunately no longer made. I heard they had quality issues so they stopped selling it. I just bought some African mahogany and ordered the hardware for this piece. Should look pretty nice once finished. I’ll have one of these made by early February because I LOVE this design.

2/18 It’s done now and you can see some examples here Link

Industrial Side Table

By | cafe table, end table, furniture, side table | No Comments

I made this to resemble a tool stand from a mid-century industrial factory. After some research and experimenting , I came up with a new dark stain for this piece and I love it. It has a real vintage look to it with lots of character, and so I named it the “Grandpa Stain”. The riveted iron frame has been distressed to give it a good “been in factory for a while” look. And it has a metal lower shelf which has been riveted in to the frame. It measures 26″ tall x 16″ x 16″.

Vintage Industrial Brooklyn Coffee Table

By | coffee table, furniture | One Comment

This French industrial era inspired coffee table offers sleek, architectural lines reminiscent of New York’s famous Brooklyn Bridge. The braces, button head rivets and bolts give this piece a cool, industrial look. The solid wood top and bottom slats were aged to a light grayish color and the ironwork has a flat finish with aged touches here and there.

The Brooklyn Coffee Table works perfectly in any city loft or apartment.


Coffee table measurements: 39″ x 21″ x 18″ with 5″ caster wheels

Weight: approximately 70lbs.

Price $795

Shipping to NYC $125, East Coast $95, call 602-322-1111 to purchase or use the Paypal button below to buy now.
Additional and complimentary pieces:

This versatile design can be tailored to suit your style. Mix and match steel and wood finishes, alter the size, create a console table or kitchen island, remove the wheels, add drawers, create a rust, chrome, or polished copper finish – the possibilities are endless. Below are a couple examples of custom Brooklyn tables.

Side table available: 20″ x 20″ x 23″

Square coffee table: 32″ x 32″ x 18″ (prices vary with size)

Brooklyn Coffee Table in the works

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I usually don’t post new furniture until it’s done, but I’m too excited to wait. I got the idea from a heavy duty vintage industrial workbench. I hope to have it finished this week. So far it’s been a lot of work making the 20 braces, drilling 58 holes (44 to go), and cutting 14 pieces of wood. But it’ll all be worth it when I am done. I named it the Brooklyn Coffee Table because it reminds me of the Brooklyn Bridge with all the rivets and braces. When it’s finished it will measure 39″ x 21″ x 18″ tall with 6″ casters.

Welding / Plasma Torch Cart

By | furniture, yard and garden | One Comment

I got a new welder / plasma cutter a few days ago and made a rolling cart to haul it around. This was my first project using the plasma torch to cut sheet metal. It was a little scary at first, but after a while I realized it was easy and pretty safe. Plasma cuts the metal around 25,000 degrees which is like using a nuclear bomb to cut through butter. But amazingly the heat only affects a tiny area of the metal. So I didn’t catch myself on fire, or anything else nearby. Here are some pictures of the cart.