Coca-Cola Kitchen Island

Coca-Cola Kitchen Island

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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

Barn Boards, Guyette Farm, Plainfield, Mass.

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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]

 

Black Walnut Sideboard

Black Walnut Sideboard

[Custom Order]

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.

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.

white oak and steel

This was custom job inspired by a restoration hardware table. We used rough white oak, a dark stain, sanded like crazy people and finished with an oil based poly to make the top look pretty and handle some serious living. The base & frame were custom made by a talented metal worker we know.