Confluence/ Albright Farmstead

I was able to salvage multiple truckloads of beautiful old wood and rusty metal artifacts from this site prior to the demolition of the buildings. There were two barns and a farmhouse plus multiple smaller buildings that were demolished by the Eno River Association due to their advanced state of decay and the Association's desire for safety as the 100 acre property transitions into it's new life as a natural area that will host educational programs and hikes. It is a special site where two forks of the Eno converge. Below is a gallery of  images of the buildings and some of the things I've made from the materials gathered there. A big thank you to the Eno Association for allowing me to save and give new life to some of the beautiful old wood and artifacts![robo-gallery id="244"]  

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.

The Efland Shop

 My country store is open for business! I bought this three acre place in Efland, NC in 2013 from the Baird Family. David and Eugenia Baird lived here for thirty five years or so, well into their 90's. Mr. Baird built a wooden 4 bay garage with a tin roof on the property which was a big selling point for me! The other thing that made me fall in love with the place was the sweet meandering creek that runs through the property and feeds into the Eno River just down the road. This is an idyllic setting for making art! Since moving in I have added a little store into one of the garage bays, built an additional storage building for all of my cool finds, and added a "WC", a mini bathroom made of reclaimed materials. I did stay at the land initially, but the mobile home left behind by the Bairds contained mold, and I had it hauled off. I'm in the process of building a tiny house in it's place, all out of reclaimed wood. I participated in the Orange County Studio Tour in 2015, and I plan to have other events there in the future. My grand vision for the property includes having a creek walk and other trails for visitors, and art installations throughout the property, along with more art shows and possibly music events as well. For shopping, I have folk art, furniture and decor pieces, and architectural salvage for sale. Some of the items on hand include old doors, windows, shutters, a mantle piece, bead board, barn wood, antique TV cabinets, and more. Stop by if you're in the Hillsborough area! 2016 Hall's Mill Rd., Efland, NC 27243. Call or text to be sure I'm there. 919.730.8466 10 minutes from Hillsborough 25 minutes from Durham