476 White Bookcase

This piece was custom made for a client in Pennsylvania. They wanted a white bookshelf and I don't paint or do faux finishes, Fortunately I had a variety of white salvaged wood bits in my shop! The bookcase top is a shelf that I dumpster-dived on Ottawa Street in Durham from a 1920's house that was being renovated. The bead board back and tongue in groove planks that make up the shelves and the sides came from the Confluence salvage lot. Thanks for the Eno River Association for allowing me to salvage some beautiful old wood from this 100-year-old farmstead before the buildings were demolished.   
Raw materials, L to R- Shelf made into bookcase top, beadboard for back, pantry shelves for sides and shelves.

473 Barn Door

This barn door was custom-made for the Burrows family for use as a surface mounted interior sliding door. I built it out of floor planks from a 100-year-old barn in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Thanks to the Eno River Association for giving me access to the Confluence property to salvage some of this beautiful old wood before the buildings were demolished. This wood has tons of character and natural distress from its years of being part of a barn.

OC Fringe Art Show 2016

"My Only Sunshine" Plow attachment in the center

"My Only Sunshine"  Mark Cool

OC Fringe Art Show- Saturday Nov 5, Come on out! (Coincides with first Saturday of 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:
  • Sam Ezell- Folk Art Paintings- Hillsborough, 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.
  • Dillardville- Karen Dillard- Folk Art made from reclaimed wood and found objects
  • 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, hot comfort food prepared by my chef brother Derek and my mom, and Mark will give you a tour of the grounds! There’s a lovely creek walk too! black-owl ezell-mayo i-sew-karen jay-ii larry lorie-bag img_1135.jpg