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!
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!
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.
The beautifully weathered finish of this antique dresser is a classic example of the material finds that inspire the designs and builds of Sticks and Bricks.
29 x 16 x 28
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.”
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.
This credenza is full of our favorite things; beautiful patina, solid black walnut, modern lines, steel accents. This piece is sold, but we can make you one like it. Come to the shop and choose a one of a kind reclaimed accent from our stash and we’ll build you a custom cabinet around it- something to perfectly suit your needs.
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.
Available by custom order
Reclaimed tin sliding doors, steel circle wine rack, and classic hairpin legs make a custom sideboard with personality.
Modern lines, time worn texture, classic proportions. this one of a kind media cabinet was custom made for someone in particular, but we can make something like it again. Let your imagination go crazy, or leave that part to us
The perfect lamp for your lake house, or that special fisherman. The shade is a bait bucket, the base is an anchor, the wiring and socket are new.
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.
Plumbing Parts Lamp
you wouldn’t think that a copper pipe, brass shutoff, cast iron wheel, and a green enamel shade would end up together for eternity as a lamp; and yet they have. an unexpected marriage yields lovely results. this is not the first time this has happened.
stands 31″ tall
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.
Faceted Hardwood Mirrors
ok, I know they are not technically faceted, but I didn’t know what else to call them! broken mirror cut into intentional shapes and framed with a variety of hardwoods (reclaimed oak, cherry and walnut are shown here); sanded and oiled.
Gear and Glass Side Table
this is a one of a kind side table made from the partial guts of ‘the prize hairpicker’, an old upholstery machine. the glass is from Loot (have you been there? it’s amazing) and it’s got it’s own industrial wear and tear.
21″tall 22″ glass diameter
this table is full of history. the legs are from an old school desk- ‘the boston’. the top is a cast iron stove hearth and measures 16″x33″. it adjusts from 17″ tall (perfect coffee table height) up to 25″. oh, and it weighs a ton.
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.
if form and function were to have a baby – this very well may be what it would look like. sleek and sturdy, this mixed wood bar cart has as much personality as it does potential uses. the salvaged metal frame has a perfect patina and received a coat of poly to keep it exactly that way.
this repurposed chicken coop makes for a fun and functional coffee table with a storage space perfect for blankets and books. and did I mention handsome? the reclaimed barn board top has been poly’d to withstand life and the coasterless.
*not suitable for the storage of children or pets