Welcome!

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

Welcome to ivegotahammer, where I blog 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.

Orange County Fringe Art Show- This Fall on Nov 5!

(Same weekend as OC Open Studio Tour)

What: A collection of cool local and regional artists showing and selling their wares in a lovely country setting.

When: Saturday, November 5th, 10-5.

Where: At the ivegotahammer shop, 2016 Hall’s Mill Rd, Efland, NC

Artists:

  • Re-Created, Lorie Malone- Handmade bags from vintage feed and fertilizer bags.
  • Meadors Woods- Jay Meadors- Woodturning from local hardwoods; bowls, trivets, cutting boards, and more
  • Ivegotahammer- Mark Cool (Host)- Folk Art and artful furnishings made from vintage reclaimed wood and found objects.
  • Larry Lindahl- Hand tooled leather goods and more…
  • Black Owl Guitars- David English- Hand made cigar box guitars from New Bern, NC.
  • And more TBA!

Cost: Free!

The shop is located on 3 wooded acres with a creek 10 minutes from downtown Hillsborough, 25 minutes from Downtown Durham.

We’ll have art, music, drinks and snacks, and Mark will give you a tour of the grounds.

There’s a lovely creek walk too!

 

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