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"My Only Sunshine" Plow attachment in the center
“My Only Sunshine” Plow attachment in the center

Welcome to ivegotahammer, where I write about the art and artful furnishings that I make from reclaimed wood and other cool found and salvaged materials.

My ethos is 100% salvaged and the older the better. My favorite materials are distressed old wood and rusty metal, and anything else with cool texture, patina, and story.

Note:

I have recently migrated this site from another host and I’m in the process of re-populating content from the past three years.

Please stop back if you don’t see what you’re looking for, I’ll be adding new and previous content steadily.

 

Busting Up a Starbuck’s ii


Stealing the title from the Mike Doughty song- A golf tee mandala made from vintage reclaimed wood, found golf tees, Starbucks cap, and mason jar lid.  Continue reading Busting Up a Starbuck’s ii

60* Corner Cabinet with Pale Green Face

This piece was custom made for a loft in a former tobacco building in Downtown Durham for a space with a very unusual 60 degree corner. The building’s outer walls were built to match the city street angles. Continue reading 60* Corner Cabinet with Pale Green Face

Wood Wall Art for Tobacco Building Loft

This large wall art piece was custom made for a loft in a converted tobacco building in Downtown Durham.

Continue reading Wood Wall Art for Tobacco Building Loft

More Ducks

Ducks made from 1920s pine beadboard, found casters, and Railroad Spike tips on 100+ year old oak barn flooring with 1920s pine lath frames. 

I like the tiny bit of pale green paint still clinging to the wood duck bodies. 

This is a batch of two ducks. 

Materials:

  • Oak barn flooring from the Confluence site. 
  • 1920s beadboard bodies and pine lath frame, Englewood Ave, Durham. 
  • Found casters, Durham, NC. 

Lyon Heart

This piece is made on a salvaged wooden spool end with lots of beautiful old barbed wire, a heart cut from tin roofing, and a found “Lyon” locker plate.

Reclaimed wood with barbed wire, tin roofing, and a found locker plate.
Reclaimed wood with barbed wire, tin roofing, and a found locker plate.

It was purchased by a Georgia woman at Finster Fest

Continue reading Lyon Heart