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.
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
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.
Reclaimed Kitchen cabinet parts with with 1920’s pine lath frames, vintage golf clubs and humorous and inspirational golf quotes. So popular that I opened a second Etsy store just for my golf art. (Golfarthandmade on Etsy.)
The Eno River Association purchase and protects lands adjacent the Eno River in the Durham area and beyond. They were very generous in allowing me to salvage a large amount of wood and rusty metal artifacts from the lovely old buildings at the Confluence property in Hillsborough before the buildings were taken down for safety.
Riverbank Custom Homes does impeccable, beautiful renovations to older homes in Durham with a high level of integrity and an strong sense of historic preservation. They have also been a huge patron of mine, sharing cool old wood and artifacts from their renovations with me and diverting that stuff from the landfill.
A mosaic made of reclaimed wood on a salvaged wooden spool end banded with a metal brandy keg band.
A medium sized piece of folk art on a section of an antique pine door with safety deposit box keys, heart pine flooring tongues, allen wrenches, and a frame made out of poplar crib legs from the 1960s. A metal Oreo ad and an ornate switch plate sit in the center.