The Retro Factory grew out of an interest in antique machinery and industrial history (esp. Philadelphia’s industrial history), combined with a love of more traditional woodworking. Most of the stuff on the site is ready to ship, but can be customized as needed-so if you like a particular machine base or a set of legs, and need a different size table top or height etc, let me know.
Questions or comments, please email me and I’ll get right back to you.
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My name is Brett and I am the owner of a new Creamery that is opening in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. I would love to work and build a table out of an old adjustable sanding bench or something like that. However, I am having the time of my life find one. I am not even sure what to look for. I know for sure I cannot at this time afford to purchase one that has been restored and made into a table. You have one for $10k that is gorgeous.
Would you be willing to pass on some hints on how to find a base like the one you have now? I am not by no means interested in competing in this space. I just would love to have one in my store and cant afford to buy one that is already restored and made into a table.
Our store website is http://www.n7creamery.com, I greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Your work is amazing!!!
Well, it’s….difficult, to say the least. Especially out on the West Coast, where there’s basically not a ton of older machinery, at least compared to the East….guys I know have had some luck getting cool machinery at West Coast military bases when they pull machines out of production, as well as ex-Boeing plants-you might want to start there. Failing that, you will have to look to the rust belt states, where you might be able to find one still.
Store layout looks great, good luck to you!
Your paper mill table… You said you had additional sets of legs. Would you sell a set of just those? Are they height adjustable (on the fly) and if so, how much? Thank you – love LOVE your work!
Thanks for the kind words-at this point I’m going to hoard them, in hopes a restaurant/office could use them all together.