french reproduction furniture
We had a client that needed to fill a wall with shelving. So we decided to use our Ironworker design, and build 3 separate shelves that bolt together to make one large one. The piece has 7 dark stained sugar pine shelves, almost 600 rivets, a rust patina on the steel, and is my new favorite shelf! If you are interested in one, we build these to order and can make them in any size.
Dimensions: 8′ Tall x 8′ 9″ Wide x 14.5″ Deep
Priced around $5700
A couple months back we had a chef approach us looking for some kitchen islands. We decided to use our Ellis design. They are similar in style, and mirrored on both sides. One has 2 doors on each side, some shelving in the center, and an overhanging top to work as a bar with our Wright stools. The other has 3 drawers per side, open storage underneath, and 2 enclosed storage bays under that. Each Ellis island (funny how it came out that way) has GFCI outlets on one side with wiring routed down to the ground. These are finished with 4 heavy duty locking casters, and aged sugar pine tops. Weight is somewhere around half a ton each, ya they are heavy!
Below are some hostess stands we made for a couple restaurants last week. These 2 designs can be customized to suit your needs. Pricing starts around $2895 and right now our lead time is at 8 weeks (it varies), so place your order soon to get it in time for your opening!
Both POS designs are built to last, and catch the attention of potential customers. We can also add brass accents (something new for us). Options include keyboard trays, drawers, menu holders, holes for wiring and POS computers, legs, casters, brass trim, hardwood accents, aged stenciling, etc. Although these pieces are new, we go through great lengths to age them from top to bottom.
Last week we finished a new French Column base design. They are quite heavy using 1″ thick plate steel for the main supports, and are adorned with bent angle iron and hundreds of rivets. We can build these for round tops, consoles, desks, dining and conference tables, and more. Weight is around 300-400 lbs per base depending on size. Call for pricing.
Adjustable Height Crank Desk with 2 Drawers – height adjusts from 25″ – 35″ with the 2 ton rated screw mechanisms. This piece has a 10″ cast iron wheel, crank the wheel and it goes up or down. The top is made of extra heavy gauge plate steel and is accented with metal trim and bolted corners. The is a drawer on each side, and an optional separate filing cabinet underneath. Can be built as a dining or conference table too.
This entire piece was made by hand in our shop, and is an original design. It is pretty heavy, around 600 lbs. Available in custom sizes, with a wood top, various drawer configurations, and more. As shown, this desk is priced around (Check our new site for price).
Our I Beam base can be built with various tops including steel or wood round tops. Below is a picture of the base with a 44″ riveted steel round top. Email us for pricing.
We’re finally getting close to finishing our chair design. It’s been a year in the works! We love the old Toledo UHL drafting chairs and wanted to create our own version of it. Restoration Hardware has replicated this chair already, but unfortunately I’ve heard the quality is not so good. A few of my clients have stated this and a restaurant project that I worked on is needing to replace their broken and worn out RH chairs and it hasn’t even been a year yet. RH updated their website and the chair description now reads “This collection is for residential use” which I think is a sneaky way of saying not commercial quality.
But our new chair will be commercial quality, as is everything we build. Our thought is that it needs to last 100 years or more. The seat height will be adjustable from dining to bar height which will make it very versatile. It’ll have a maple seat and back, just like the original Toledo chairs. We’ll probably make them with metal seats too. As with everything we make, these will be customizable to suit your specific needs. As for cost, it’ll be somewhere from $400-600, not exactly sure yet.
Below is an original Toledo drafting chair from the 20s so you can get an idea of our inspiration. These things last forever and you should expect the same from us.
Here are a few vintage industrial designs we’ve been working on. Stay tuned as we have lots more on the way.
Smith Commons adjustable tables with our new top design
14′ I Beam Conference Table
What an interesting ride it’s been! Last year we were working out of a studio at my house. And today we’re in a 6000 sf historical warehouse. We’ve hired several awesome employees in the last month. I’m trying to keep our lead time down under 6 weeks which has been a challenge, while trying to keep the manpower available to work on new design ideas, of which there are many (keep your eyes out for some commercial quality chairs and stools coming soon). We’re working on getting in several retail stores (finally), building a center piece table for a sports talk show, building fixtures for retail stores, and basically expanding the company on a monthly basis in every way. I was told yesterday that we should put together a press kit which sounds like a good idea, just too busy at the moment building and designing!!
So I just wanted to thank our fans, friends, employees, customers and my wife for everything you’ve done to support us on this crazy roller coaster ride! There’s been some growing pains for sure, but it’s so worth it for the end result.
I took some pictures yesterday of some new pieces and designs…
Industrial Toilet Paper Holder – Our shop needed one of these so I put this together. It’s definitely overbuilt, weighs around 10 lbs, and the Acme nuts keep the paper secure. The double holder will make sure you are never without a square again! – Price $225
Adjustable Height coffee table – 42″ x 42″ x 18-30″ tall, this heavy duty coffee table adjusts in height to double as a cafe or dining table. It has a 30″ square cutout in the center which will hold a piece of glass which allows you to see the workings of the design.
The 308 shelf can also be made with gray aged wood (similar to barn wood or beach aged wood) which is my personal favorite. Here is one I just made for my wife. Dimensions are 56″ x 21″ x 74″ tall. I have a couple of these in stock, one 4′ wide and the other 3′.
Here is a variation of my Ellis design. It has 4 solid doors with ironwork that is riveted and bolted on, an internal shelf, 6″ cast iron casters, solid mahogany top and shelves, about 400 lbs of handmade steel and hardwood. Ideal for a residential, or commercial setting. Built to last a lifetime and then some. This piece as pictured is priced around $3575. Without the hutch it prices around $2595.
Dimensions: 60″ L x 20″ D x 74″ T
Available in custom sizes, finishes, and can be tailored to suit your needs.