Oak and pine pallet wood squares banded with oak make for a unique and cooly primitive chess board. Continue reading "Pallet Wood Chess Board"
This is a small wall art piece made on a piece of an applejack brandy keg stave. Mounted to the charred interior portion of the stave is a collection of distressed golf pencils found on my local courses, and a 1973 Canadian penny. It's cool because there's a slight curve of the stave on the top and bottom you can see the and grain of a solid oak. Materials:
A golf tee mandala made in December 2015. This one's on reclaimed wood and wrapped with salvaged tin nailed on with copper tacks. Continue reading "Abe & Red, White, and Blue Golf Tee Mandala"
I gave myself the gift of an art day and made this batch of birds and some other fun stuff. I used some salvaged faucet handles, old paintbrushes, a drill bit, vintage buttons, clothes pins, a railroad spike tip, and of course, cool reclaimed wood! Two of the birds sit on knotty pine that came from reclaimed kitchen cabinets that we used for my mom's tiny house. The other bird is on an oak drawer side from a salvaged dresser.
This folk art piece gets its name from the jar lid in the center, which I found in a barn. I don't know the age, or what it's a jar lid for, but it's cool. I found it at the Albright Farm. The background is a piece of oak barnwood from the Finley Barn in Cedar Grove, NC. I framed it with 1920s lath. I found the 45 record at Grannies Panties in Durham. It's a vintage kids' record with Polly Wolly Doodle and other songs on it. I added guitar strings around the border. The trivet also came from Grannies Panties. I love the way the colors and textures work together in this one. Etsy link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/274114832/shall-we-dance
One of a series of art pieces made on large wooden electrical spool ends, this was originally conceived as a trumpet flower and it took on a life of it's own. The metal portion is made up of four pieces- a flywheel from a 1971 Ford truck, a gear found at the Albright farm stead, a copper wound speaker from an antique TV, and a small gear, all from the same farm. The paint brush handles are from my shop, and the rusty metal band is also found on a barn on the Cedar Gtove farm. I salvaged the spool in Chapel Hill behind an electrical contracting business. This piece is approximately 28" in diameter and 1.5" thick.
This is a pair of media tables made from 100 year old oak barn flooring with rusty metal pipe legs. They measure 5' wide x 32" high X 15" deep, a custom order for Chapel Hill clients. The oak is out of a barn in Cedar Grove, NC, compliments of the Eno river Association. These cool distressed planks were flooring in one of the old barns at the Albright Farmstead, now Confluence, a natural area maintained by the Eno. I cleated together 10" and 5" pieces to make the shelves and drilled out for the pipes. Steel flanges give the piece strength.
Made for the Eno River Association's 50th gala and auction. This 54" rustic bench is made from a tongue and groove heart pine plank that was part of the fireplace surround in the farm house at Confluence. Continue reading "Bench for the Eno"
The beautiful gray of this Barn wood along with the signs of distress to and texture of the wood are a testament to its age and service as a barn in Cedar Grove, North Carolina for many decades. Continue reading "Barn Wood Headboard"