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!
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.
Something a little different for Mother’s Day.
Sweater cut from antique furniture veneer with vintage buttons on reclaimed wood. Continue reading Sweater