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).
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.
Here is a new line I am carrying, Coach Casters which have an aged 6″ composite wheel, and a dark vintage patina on the metal. They have a mounting height of 7.5″. They are budget priced at $119 per set of four. These are also available with an 8″ wheel for $129.
I’ve had a guest furniture designer, VÃ¡clav JirÃ¡sko of JirÃ¡sko Industries, staying with me for the last week. He flew in from the Czech republic just to visit. Here is his first creation that was made in America, the No. 11 coffee table. It has a rustic 1.5″ thick cedar top with extensive bracing and riveted legs. Dimensions are 28″ x 40″ x 19″ tall. It’s priced at $1,095 and is a one of a kind piece.
Here is a pair on French Industrial design inspired conference tables that were finished today for a client. The long one is 10′ x 42″ x 30″ tall and weighs around 1000 pounds. The round table has a 36″ top, uses a smaller base, and weighs close to 350 pounds. The bases are riveted thick gauge steel and the removable tops are aged sugar pine. Prices vary for these pieces based on size and design, but you can have one like the round one for $3,500, and the long one for $5,750. These would also work great as dining tables. Another thought is to polish them up with a glass top for a mid-century modern look.
Just finished a pair of these for a customer. The design is based on a european vintage piece. They are all steel, riveted together with a thick steel top and an aged rust finish. These would work well as side tables, outdoor tables, use a couple of the bases to hold a coffee or dining table top, or use as a display table for your pet elephant. These measure 22″ x 22″ x 24″ tall and weigh around 75 lbs each. I can make these in a variety of size, finishes, and use different materials for the tops. Prices are around $995 each.
My TV needed something under it so I decided on this French Industrial inspired design. The Ironworker Console Table, 48″ x 20″ x 32″ tall (custom sizes and finishes available), weighs around 200 lbs, on 5″ locking cast iron casters, a 50lbs steel riveted top, 124 rivets and 28 braces, aged sugar pine lower shelves, and a rust patina. It got it’s name in honor of the old time ironworkers who, back in the day, built things with pride to last. We can make this in many variations, sizes, finishes, enclose it, add drawers, chrome, copper or polished finish, etc. This would also make a nice kitchen island or worktable. Prices vary, but this size and finish runs $1,650.
Here some awesome 4″ casters I got yesterday, defiantly the coolest casters I’ve found to date . They weigh 9lbs each, are rated to 600lbs, and are all cast-iron with a great vintage design dating back to the 40s. I will be stocking theses and putting them on my designs in the near future (if I can get more). I have 8 for sale right now at $275 for a set of 4.
I now carry aged Tolix cafe chairs (made in France) available in white, red, gray, and custom colors. Example prices, 2 in standard color $440 each, 4 for $420 each, 8 for $395 each. These have some light rust and wear marks, and are triple sealed with a satin industrial outdoor clearcoat. Not available like this anywhere else. Shipping for 2 chairs to NY is $65, CA $50.
These are new Tolix chairs that I age, not antiques which can run $600+ each. They were designed back in the 1934 by Xavier Pauchard for Tolix and are lightweight, yet very sturdy, and stackable, making a perfect outdoor cafe chair. These are the Marais A design. I can also get the wider Marais A56 chair, stools, barstools, tables and more.
Today I stumbled across some vintage sign letters that were going to be sent to the scrapyard. They are made out of tin, 32″ tall each, and show signs of fading and wear. I’ll get some better pictures of these soon.
This custom piece is 79″ T x 16″ d x 24″ w, weighs close to 200 lbs, and has 192 rivets. It’s all handmade and built to last centuries. I named it the Ironworker Bookshelf in honor of the old time ironworkers who, back in the day, built beautiful things to last.
We can build these in custom sizes and finishes tailored to suit your needs (a chrome or rust steel finish would look great too). Price mainly depends on the size and varies from $1,650 on up . And I can give discounts for quantity orders. I plan on making a larger 4′ wide one for my wife so stay tuned…
Got the frame built for this new bookshelf design. Used 192 rivets in the construction so I might call this the 1920 bookshelf. Just need to add casters, seal the steel, then bolt on the aged wood shelves. This design was inspired by the French Industrial era.
You can see the finished piece here: http://shop.retro.net/?p=857