She Got Wheels. And She Knows How to Use Them...January 15th, 2014 in member junk
We are often asked by clients and fellow dealers what the "current" trend is and "what's selling". Right now the answer is easy... Unique, "the neighbor doesn't have one" kind of pieces. More than ever our clients are seeking one of a kind furnishings, especially those handmade from a fusion of vintage & antique elements. This 2 wheeled beauty speaks to the new aesthetic of "rustic lux" & "down home chic". Our clients' request was a simple one... She asked us to design a 5' square dining table, 31" tall, that was one of a kind. She desired a maple top and a unique base, preferably iron or other metal, repurposed farm items. Thankfully, we have quite the stash here at the workshop (we are generally one mason jar short of qualifying for an episde of Hoarders).
A 100+ year old pair of iron planter wheels were screaming to become a table base. The perfect height and the BEST, crunchy, rusty patina EVER! This was a team effort. Our welder constructed the base as per our design plan and Bradley created the top from salvaged maple, planed to a virgin surface. The end result is one we will never forget. Best of all, When we think of our client and all the family dinners, late night conversations, card games and family news that will be shared around this one af a kind table, we can't help but smile.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Amy Nolfo & Brad Bingley
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