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
- 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!
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!
32 antique leather golf grips, shellacked and mounted on a salvaged wooden spool end with a 70s Ford truck hubcap and an oversized Indian head penny in the center.
The piece is 36″ in diameter and is made on a salvaged wooden spool end. Other elements include a vinyl 33 lp and an upcycled saw blade.
Purchased by the City of Newton at the 2016 Foothills Folk Art Festival preview event.
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
Vintage foosball guys on 1920s pine with a found “men” sign. Continue reading Men
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
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
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.
- Oak barn flooring from the Confluence site.
- 1920s beadboard bodies and pine lath frame, Englewood Ave, Durham.
- Found casters, Durham, NC.
I salvage a lot of old kitchen cabinets and as a result I end up with a lot of cabinet hardware.
These guys look a lot like space invaders to me, but they also look a bit like the monkeys from the old barrel of monkeys.
I found these cool orange casters while salvaging in Durham and turned them into Ducks!
I used rough-milled oak barn flooring for the background, the body is 1920s beadboard, and the beak is a railroad spike tip. Continue reading Ducks
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.
It was purchased by a Georgia woman at Finster Fest
Continue reading Lyon Heart
Made on vintage knotty pine taken from salvaged kitchen cabinets with upcycled paintbrushes, a drill bit, and a railroad spike tip.