Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vintage Industrial Conference Tables

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Conference Tables

We've built them up to
27 feet long in various
designs and finishes!

The Post Industrial Table

Simple design that
makes a bold statement!

Hure Conference Table

Our most popular design
is available in lots of
finishes and sizes.

Bronx Table

Our flagship table is stunning
and has an adjustable height!

The Crank Table

Simple design with
and adjustable height

The Train Table

Railroad inspired design
adjustable height with
an optional in-floor track

Hure Crank Table

Our most popular design
now available with an
adjustable height!


A good part of our business now is building furniture for offices, everything from Conference Tables to Filing Cabinets. We’ve made conference tables anywhere from 8 ‘ to 27’ long. Made with pride in America, our conference tables are like no others. Built to last into the next century, yet look like they were made in the early 1900s, a time when craftsmen put their all into work. So I created a page with info on what we can do along with specs and pictures.

We do have a lead time of at 6-12 weeks typically, so plan ahead! Don’t expect a custom table in 1 week, and we ship everywhere including Europe…

(click on the link below to see more)


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So you want to be an Industrial Furniture designer?

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So you want to be a Furniture designer? I get so many calls and email from new, or aspiring designers, I decided to write this. I even saw this in the movie Magic Mike with Tatum Channing, the stripper with aspirations of designing.

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Here’s a couple paths that come to mind. The first is the one they teach you in school (at least I think so). I can’t tell you how many people have asked me what design school I went to, or what tradeshow I’ll be at. The fact is I never went to design school. School was never my thing. I’m more of a self-taught kind of guy. I thrive on research/inspiration, can’t stand reading books (unless they are audio-books, or have lots of pictures). My thought is if somebody is teaching it, well then do the opposite to be successful because everybody else is doing that, and why compete? And I don’t do tradeshows. We’re growing by word of mouth, and our internet success. Create something special that you love, show it to the world, and maybe they’ll come knocking at your door.


So here is path number one for the designer:


Go to art school, the more prestigious, the better.

Sit down, get a blank piece of paper, start designing. (gogogo)

Think of logistics, customer needs, packaging, fulfillment, options, etc.

Design with market needs in mind.

Keep cost down!

Create prototypes, check market reaction with focus groups.

Find factories abroad (if you don’t have one) to produce the product in the most cost effective way.

Market the product at tradeshows.


Sell sell sell!

Fulfill orders.


Or path number two (mine):


Surround yourself with like minded people.

Do research, internet, visit stores and places that interest you, feel inspired, walk around!!!! Don’t forget to look at other countries designs!

Repeat this until you get ideas that you love. I’ll have dozens of ideas before I act. Choose your best.

Don’t follow trends, MAKE THEM! Find a niche! Why bother competing with the rest of the world?

Design something that you want and love. (key word is want and love) Making something you don’t care for will bring you nothing but pain.

Make it!

Show it to lots of people. Make a blog to do that, put it on social sites.

Work at this all day, all night. Blog the shit out of this with pictures and interesting descriptions.

Wake up, repeat, go to bed. Don’t give up, this is hard work! Nothing good comes easy, the harder, the better! (I’ve beeen working 60-80 hour weeks for almost 3 years now)

Orders come in if you worked hard and smart enough. If they don’t keep making more. You will suck at first.

Find people to help that are awesome.


It’s passion that fuels creativity. If you lack passion, you’ll fail in my opinion. Make something for yourself, that you love. And others will come to love it too, if you show it to enough people. The only way you will fail is if you give up. Screw tradeshows, screw school (ya I said that), screw the normal way of doing things. It’s your attitude, not your education, that will get you places. And if your goal is to get rich and famous, then well you missed the point. A big ego will make things difficult to say the least.


I combined a 10 year search for “why I am here”, with a search for spirituality, and found I need to create something tangible, that I believe in whole-heartedly. And out comes furniture, something I didn’t know anything about 3 years ago. Yet I have architects, celebrities, designers, etc asking me for my opinion on design. I’m not trying to brag, I actually never feel content with my designs (and that’s what drives me). The more I know, the less I realize I don’t.  I’m am not an artist, I just enjoy trying to make the next thing that tops the last. What a strange last 3 years it’s been doing this. Sold my first table for $350, and last week one for $15k. At times I thought I was going insane, actually I was going nuts. Couldn’t stop working or get it out of my mind, even if I tried (vacations too). But I’ve found balance for the most part (as I finish writing this up at 8pm). Love what you do, and it’s not work, it’s play. Don’t you love what you do? Because you can, you just have to figure out how. And the tears will come if you venture down this road, but the reward is worth it…


Some of my dreams include:  Stores in NY, LA, Paris.  Opening up a non-profit organic fast food chain around the world. Handing off my company to the employees. Making a difference.  Moving to France for half the year. Flying into space.  Having a 1 on 1 with the Dalai Lama. Learning true inner peace. Realizing the 100 designs in my head which included create a Vintage Industrial car, house, and neighborhood. Building a loft and 3 story clocktower at our shop.

I Beam Dining Table In Stock

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We have a gorgeous I Beam table in stock right now. It has a gorgeous 10′ walnut top with a riveted edge. Would make a great dining or conference table. The wait is usually 10-14 weeks, so you can skip that and get one now! As always, we ship everywhere.


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Vintage Industrial Retail Fixture Sale

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We have a ton of retail fixtures for sale right now that are 50% – 75% off!. These pieces have around 6 months of use  in a clothing store that did a million dollar build out. The look was “mansion in disrepair” so they look elegant, vintage, with a touch of industrial. You will probably never find a more amazing collection of retail fixtures for sale! The prices are set, no negotiating here…

DCR (Dry Cleaning Rack) Table, 150″ x 36″ black top, solid cherry 2nd tier top, steel cubbies underneath 2nd tier, aged brass dry cleaning rack above that rotates. This unit weighs around 800 lbs and was the center showpiece for a million dollar clothing store. It’s aged from top to bottom and will hold a ton of merchandise. (5  baskets underneath are included)

1 Unit left and it’s in Los Angeles! – $14000 each ($25k retail)

Vintage Industrial garment racks, brass, aged steel, and cherry wood, on casters. They are very heavy duty from 1/8″ wall tubing. When these sell out I can always make more for the full price…

T shape – $650 ($1475 retail, 1 left)

33″ wide at top / 22″ at bottom/ 64″ height / 5″ removable hat stand

Straight – $725 ($2050 retail, 5 left)

52″ wide / 64″ or 59″ adjustable height / 5″ removable hat stand

Curved – $750 ($2440 retail, SOLD OUT)

69″ wide / 64″ or 59″ adjustable height / 5″ removable hat stand

2 Tier Rectangular Wood Table – 122”X33 and cherry top tier is 80”X16”, a lot of space for merchandising – $450 ($1200 retail)


Male Mannequins Bust Forms – Fabric bodies, cast iron base on casters, aged from top to bottom

$325 each ($862 retail)

4 Curved Leather Benches – great vintage look made with beat up hides

$350 each ($818 retail)


Chandelier – I have 2 of these and I am keeping one for myself! These are the most amazing chandeliers I’ve ever seen. The crystals are huge and all unique, with the bottom ball weighing around 5 lbs. The aged look is truly stunning. I’ll have these in my shop in around 2-3 weeks.

$3850 – ($8,000 retail, 1 left)


Vintage Industrial Retail Fixtures 50% Off

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Next week (8/14) we’ll have a ton or two ( literally) of retail fixtures up for sale at around 50% off. Here’s a partial list:

Brass rolling garment racks, leather chairs/sofa/benches, a 10′ x 10′ U shaped cash wrap, a crystal chandelier, marble top tables, and a couple 12′ table with a brass dry cleaner rack on top!

All of this is commercial grade, heavy duty, aged to perfection, ready for all day use, and we can reproduce any of it should you need more or custom features.

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Bronx Crank Table

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Our latest crank table is finished! It features two massive 5 ton screw mechanisms that support and adjust the top height (30″ to 45″), as well as two 12″ cast iron crank handles. Turn either crank handle to raise or lower the top. The base has 200+ rivets and bolts and is made from extra heavy duty gauge steel. It has an aged red finish, and a solid cherry wood top with metal trim. If you’re looking for a unique vintage industrial inspired table that will blow you and your guests away, well maybe this one is for you. Built to last 100+ years.

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84″ x 40″ x 1.5″ solid aged cherry top with metal trim and bolted corners
Aged red paint reminiscent of an old bridge
500 lbs weight (estimated)
15″ of adjustable height

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As always, this piece can be customized to suit your needs, with different tops, as a desk with drawers, different heights, colors, etc. We have an 8-14 week lead time if you order custom! Free local pickup if you are in the Phoenix area. We accept most credit cards over the phone. Call us if you have questions –> 602-322-1111

Below are some examples of other colors we can do like aged orange and yellow!

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Most of the Industrial style furniture you find on the internet and in stores is made in Asia, mainly India and China. Often the quality is not so good. And the designs are often copies of somebody else’s work (like mine). So if you are thinking of buying elsewhere, I suggest you ask the shop owner where the piece was made. We’ve been doing this since 2009 and have such notable clients such as: MGM, Doubletree, Hyatt, The Four Seasons, and many more commercial establishments.

New Designs by Vintage Industrial

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We’ve been really busy the past few weeks doing some big jobs and getting the shop organized to run more efficiently. Take a look at the red shelving system we made for celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s restaurant that’ll be opening up soon in Time Square. It’s 24′ wide x 14′ tall and was powdercoated red and aged back to give it a 1950s feel. We’ll be making another shelf shortly for the same restaurant, but in a different style, so stay tuned. I’ll get installed photos too. It’s modular which makes it easy to ship and install.

Here’s a write-up on the place –>


We made some I Beam bases for the MGM Casino in Detroit which had extra rivets, and doors to access the inside. They are going in the bar area and will have beer taps routed through the center so the patrons will have self-service beer, in other words, beer taps on the bar tables!

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And here is a sneak peak at our new Ellis shelf design. It’s made with the Ellis steel frame, and aged solid cherry wood on the sides and shelves. This one is 48″ wide x 16″ deep x 78″ tall, although it can be made in any size, and weighs in at 175 lbs (the cherry wood is heavy). This can also be enclosed like the original Ellis console with added doors. Caster would look nice too. Still working on pricing, and I’ll have better pics soon.

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Heavy Duty Vintage Industrial 6″ Caster

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Here’s a new caster style we’re carrying. It’s a heavy duty 6″ caster that was designed in the 40s. The all cast iron construction weighs 21 lbs each and are rated to 750 lbs per wheel. Would make a cool caster on a heavy piece. Price will be around $475/set.

Top plate – 7″ x 5.5″

Mounted height – 8 5/16″

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