Coffee and Side Table Set

 

Sometimes our favorite custom projects are inspired by our client’s design ideas! This chestnut and pine multi table set are a perfect example of that.

The chestnut and steel tube coffee table was originally for sale on our showroom floor without a lower shelf. Our client loved the look of the coffee table, but felt that a shelf was a needed feature for her lifestyle and space.
Liz worked with the existing piece and created a seamless addition with the same custom square tube and reclaimed pine for the lower shelf.

The design of the coffee table then inspired the design of a matching, slim side table. Liz used the same concept of an inset, lower steel frame and reclaimed pine to bring both pieces together.

While not all custom projects start with existing pieces of furniture from our showroom floor, we love a collaborative process to make your furniture work for you!
Feeling inspired? Send us a message about a custom project for your space!

Bowling Alley Work Table

 

This may not have been our first bowling alley island or table, but it was certainly our largest!

This custom project was centered around a huge piece of beautifully preserved bowling lane which feautures seven perfect darts. Liz incorporated modern and industrial details to pull the piece together, including galvanized pipe and matching wooden dowels.

At nearly 5.5 ft long and 3.5 ft wide, this counter height work desk is a one of a kind custom piece, much like our previous bowling alley islands, but we have good news! This look can be recreated using new butcher block countertops in varying sizes and with varying base styles, too!

Interested in a similar aesthetic using butcher block? Shoot us an emal!

Jones Library Play Structure

Every now and then a custom order comes in that is unusual and inspiring- This is one of those projects!
This piece was made for the Jones Library Kid’s Room. Complete with a kitchen, endless knobs and turny-things, chalk boards, and even a puppet theatre, we felt like kids again while working with Jones Library to develop a design! In Sticks & Bricks fashion, this structure combines new materials, found objects, and some serious love.

Head over to Jones Library to check it out!

Custom Steel Tube Coffee Table*

SOLD/CUSTOM ORDER

Every now and then we get a custom order that turned out so well, we’re sad to see it leave our shop. This is one of those pieces.
This client ordered a simple, custom coffee table with 3/4 square tube and a reclaimed top- based off of the design seen in our Steel Box Coffee Table.
The stars aligned and these two boards found their way to our workshop, where Liz knew they would be perfect for this project. The invisible supports give the wood top a light and airy appearance, not to mention the beautiful negative space highlighted in the center! After sanding the boards to size, Liz added two beautiful oxidized oak butterflies, tying the piece together as a whole.
This table measures 45.5″ x 22″ x 16″
Like this interpretation of our Steel Box Coffee Table? Send us an email here and ask about ordering your own version!

 

Custom Tripod Lamp

Custom Order

This was an especially fun project- Our client came to us in hopes that we could combine her son’s love of theatre and photography in a lamp that would be traveling with him to college. That will be one unique dorm room!
Liz seamlessly combined a vintage tripod and a stage light to create an adjustable lamp that is both sleek and industrial.  Some new hardware was added to link the two and the stage light was rewired for easy use. This is a perfect example of taking beloved vintage pieces and tweaking them for accessibility, all while allowing them to be true to their past lives.
62″ at full height, 5″ x 4″ stage light.

Coca-Cola Kitchen Island

SOLD

Custom kitchen island designed to include and complement the client’s family heirloom, which include vintage Coca-Cola crates and ephemera. Made with rustic barn-boards that sport a red undertone and match the Coca-Cola crate drawers.
From the client:

“My dad invented the first plastic carbonated beverage container- before that it was always in glass, which broke in transit, was very heavy, and costly to transport. My dad invented the formula that allowed them to figure out the permeability of plastics… It happened to be that the client was Coca-Cola.

My father has gotten rid of much of his collection, but when I was over there I saw this beautiful wooden crate… This one was so nice because it wasn’t the typical bright red- it was just a beautiful wood tone, but you could still see the red “Coca-Cola,” very faded.

I wanted to bring something “Coca-Cola” into my kitchen, because it was such an important part of my parents life, collecting antique Coca-Cola memorabilia. The finished piece incorporates the wood from the barn boards, it incorporates the red of the boards, and it worked out really nice.”

 

Barn Boards, Guyette Farm

Available

What is farmland without a farm or without a barn- the structures that originally defined that land’s purpose in history?

The Guyette farm in Plainfield, Massachusetts, is home to an early 19th century English barn, not an average barn, but one full of unique architectural features not commonly found all in a single structure: large hand-hewed timbers, intricate English joinery, a steep roof, a five sided ridge beam and robust wind bracing in the roof system. This group of distinctive features defines this building as an early example of a classic English hinterland barn: the singular landscape element that symbolizes early American life.

These boards were originally part of the ell portion of this 19th century barn. While most portions of the barn were in very good condition, it had to be disassembled due to severe foundation issues. Liz was able to salvage a lot of this beautifully weathered lumber and bring it’s stories back to life through reuse in new projects.

The history of Guyette Farm stretches across centuries and nations. The  property was originally owned by the Gloyd family, descendants of one of the royal tribes of Wales. During the late 1930s, Joseph Gloyd’s grandson sold the property to Arthur Guyette, who farmed with the help of his sons, Harry and Merrill. On April 22, 2008, Evelyn Guyette gifted this 107-acre farm to the Franklin Land Trust to honor Harry, her late husband.

[src: http://www.franklinlandtrust.org]

 

Tripod Lamp

Tripod Lamp 3

This sweet tripod lamp has all sorts of lovely features. The vintage tripod base is from Blair Camera in Boston. To top it all off the height of this beauty can be adjusted from approx. 55″-70″ tall. The hand-stitched shade was made by Designer Kim Rosen of Fayce Textiles. The cloth covered wire used is from Sundial Wire, which helps it retain the tripod’s retro look while assuring modern standards for this dimmable antique brass fixture.

This tripod lamp is the whole package. It has all the charm of the past made timeless by modern updates.

Fancy Brass Lamp

Fancy Brass Lamp

you may already know this about me: I hoard things- especially when they have a nice patina. this lamp has a very nice patina. I’m (probably) selling it anyway, even with this gorgeous red green copper and satisfying switch in the base. it would look great in my front hall (it would really be perfect) or in the guest room. I’m selling it. this is my job and I can’t keep everything (right?).

stands 23″ tall. all new wiring and socket from sundial.

 

Tall Table Lamp

Tall Table Lamp

to make a simple (ok, not that simple) lamp, there are lots of hidden steps. the base is an from an old sewing machine, tapped so it can stand on machine screws and leave room for the cord. the stem is made from all sorts of plumbing parts, with a little flair from an industrial spring. The shade is radiator cover held together with brass rivets and the tiniest bit of wire. the socket and wire are all sourced from sundial.

43″ tall

Stacked Wood Coffee Table

this piece is so sturdy and good looking it is essentially boundless in its potential uses. it serves perfectly as a small coffee table with a sheet meal surface that has achieved a lifetime of patina, means you couldn’t leave a stain if you tried. the legs are from a cast iron stove, so sturdy you can stand on it, or sit on it as a bench at the foot of your bed. and finally, the top swings out to reveal hidden storage space, a plus whether you’re hiding things, or just hiding that your storing them.