Below you’ll find a running tally of what we’re working on currently, as well as sneak peaks of upcoming mockups of future projects….
New Console Table
We had a pretty good list of requests for similar tables to the French Industrial Console Table, so I found several antique bases that echo the French piece pretty well. This is the first one to start getting restored, it’s a gorgeous Philadelphia made machine from the 1920’s. Love the curved lines of it. It’s mocked up with a couple 7′ planks just to get an idea of where to go with it. The “Philada” abbreviation in the casting is interesting, as it’s an older way of abbreviating Philadelphia (the Liberty Bell is cast with “Philada”, for example). This company built machines starting in 1867 at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Vintage Printing Plates as Artwork.
I rather obsessively stalked a literal 1/4 ton of these antique brass and copper advertising printing plates recently…which I think are just the coolest when put together in a mosaic sort of random pattern. I’d say it most likely is one of the biggest collections of plates of this era, most are post WW2, 50’s and 60’s mostly. The plan is to create either a very large (5’x 10’+) piece of artwork, or 3 or 4 individual pieces. Considering making a table top with them, under either glass or clear epoxy, but I think in the right setting they will look best hanging on a wall.
These massive legs are going to make a terrific kitchen island. Just playing around with some mockups of what they could look like. They are from an antique machine meant to grind molder knives, by S.A. Woods Co, Boston Ma. I just love the giant “elephant” feet on these which are 8″ wide at the base!
Papermill legs, set a different way
Some mockups using the same legs as the Papermill Table shown to the left, but turned the opposite way, and bolted close together at dining height:
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