Refurb maple butcher block found on the street for a kitchen table for my apartment.
6’ x 6’ pipe table with custom pipe base and casters for Venmo
Two coffee tables for Venmo.
Oak, southern yellow pine, and sapele borders on these tables. 4 of 8 pictured.
A friend asked me to build a 5’ x 6’ x 6’ platform so a film/photo crew could see over a wall from the roof of a the Renaissance Hotel.
This project was a perfect example of the conflict between resourceful building and economical building. I spent 2 or 3 times as long building the platform out of preexisting materials rather than sketching out a design, buying the materials, and assembling.
This is a constant challenge in the reclaimed game. The amount of improvisation needed to work with found materials is always a difficult creative process of constantly improving the original concept. And the end result is often a question mark until you arrive. For some reason I’m drawn to this work. I’m also fairly good at it. I think it has a lot to do with my slight preference for fixing things rather than building them.
But when deadlines and dollars are involved, it can get pretty stressful. Times like these call for a plan that can be worked and fulfilled with as few unknowns as possible. I’ve either got to accept this as truth or disregard it as boring. So far I know which side I’ve chosen…
The power of #mytruck.