“Dancing Bird” finished and donated to the #enoriver for the 50th annual gala and auction. Made of antique reclaimed wood with barbed wire legs, paint brush wings, a ceramic wire insulator body, and a barn-found metal piece for the head. Finished off with an antique button eye and a railroad spike tip beak.
I build and sell large items like head boards and bookcases and ship them all over the country. I have done hours of research and have learned by trial and error and here’s what I have found to work best for shipping medium to large items:
A second batch of critters made from reclaimed metal cans with upcycled used paint brushes and vintage buttons.
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 … [Read more…]
Another in a batch of four golf tee mandalas, this one’s made on reclaimed knotty pine with found tees, a cool metal engine part, 22 bullet casings, an inverted mason jar lid, and a truck reflector.
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 … [Read more…]
“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 … [Read more…]
The piece is made on a salvaged wooden spool end with the tongued edges from reclaimed 1920s heart pine flooring creating a textured field with the beautiful butterscotch/ caramel heart pine coloring.