Custom Standing Desk with Shelves

Built over the Memorial Day weekend, this custom standing desk was made out of 100% salvaged materials - 90% of which came from the Scrap Exchange in Durham, NC - for a total materials cost of around $30. Not bad for all walnut or walnut veneered plywood - except the pine at the bottom.

Big thanks to whatever wood shop has decided to donate their scraps instead of tossing them in a dumpster.


Small Danish Modern 3-Drawer Dresser - SOLD


This small classic Danish Modern dresser is in fantastic vintage condition and will look incredible beside your favorite chair in the den, as a bedside table in modern bedroom, or as a useful piece of furniture in your home office. Only very minor scuffs, a tiny dent, and an incredibly faint water mark on the top let you know that this piece of furniture has had a past life - check out the photos to confirm. Incredible wood grain in the veneer all around - even the back is beautiful! Buy this affordable piece of classic nordic mid century design and class up your living space.

dimensions: 24" wide / 25" tall / 18" deep

Price includes free delivery to any location within 30 miles of Downtown Durham.

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Aluminum "Navy" style chairs - set of four - SOLD


The aluminum "navy" chair received its name because it was originally designed during World War II for the US Navy to be a chair that could withstand salt water, be exceptionally light, and still be incredibly strong. While these aren't the original Emeco brand chairs that were created in 1944, they share a very close resemblance and are a fine and much more affordable alternative - all four being available for half the price of one Emeco aluminum 1006 Navy chair.

This set of four chairs is in terrific vintage condition, with no dents, serious scratches, or marks. While they weigh next to nothing, they are incredibly sturdy and durable. They will look fantastic around your wooden dining table or could be equally great in your screened in porch - as they will never rust. These are the kind of classic design that never goes out of style.

dimensions: 15.25" w / 32.5" tall / 17" deep / seat height 18"

Price includes free delivery to any location within 30 miles of Downtown Durham.

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Antique Sligh Furniture Company low dresser - SOLD


A low and wide antique dresser of solid wood (walnut and oak) awaits a place of prominence in your home. This beautiful piece of american made furniture was made by the Sligh Furniture Company of Grand Rapids Michigan, most likely in the 1930's or 40's. This unique piece of furniture would be the focal point in whatever room it's placed in, from the bedroom to a den or dining room.

The dresser was completely painted green with white drawers sometime long ago. I stripped, sanded, and refinished both the top and drawer fronts but left some of the vintage green paint as an endearing part of the dresser's history. All three drawers were disassembled, cleaned, sanded and had the dovetail joints re-glued. They are once again sturdy and open and close smoothly. The drawer fronts feature a stunning walnut burl veneer, which though not in perfect condition, still adds a heaping dose of class to the piece. Uncovered brass caps on the feet match perfectly with the new solid brass drawer knobs.

Dimensions: 50"w / 24"d / 33.75"t

Drawers: top 4.875" tall / middle 7.75" tall / bottom 8.875" tall


Mid Century Danish Modern Credenza / Sideboard - SOLD


Classic Mid-Century credenza or sideboard in fantastic vintage condition. Solid wood all around with unique textured panels on the doors. All three doors slide revealing a large storage area with one shelf on the right and three drawers on the left. All the drawers are solid wood all the way around with dovetail joints. The top drawer is felt lined with three compartments for storing table ware. There are only the faintest scratches and a few small spots on the top (that can only be seen from certain angles), it's truly in amazing condition for it's age and has never been refinished. Built by the Morganton Furniture Co. in Morganton, North Carolina, I don't think this piece of furniture has ever left the state. The Morganton Furniture Company was bought by Drexel Furniture in 1956 so I believe the piece is from the early 1950's.

Dimensions: 66" w / 20" d / 31.5" t

Doors: 22.5" w
Drawers: 18.75" w / 15.5" d
Legs: 7" t



Commissioned Sewing Table

This commissioned sewing table is based off of a desk I designed and built last year. The top is comprised of two pieces of reclaimed heart pine salvaged from a Downtown Durham renovation project that has been planed, sanded and sealed using natural shellac. The base is constructed of new oak and is stained and sealed with danish oil.

table 40"w / 22.5"d / 29"h

commissioned sewing table


Commissioned Desk

A commissioned folding desk featuring a reversible table top and reclaimed materials.  The table top is a 19th century cellar door that was purchased from an architectural salvage store near Athens Georgia.  Both sides are really beautiful and have different features so the desk is built in a way that allows the owner to easily reverse which side is the work surface.  The door was cleaned, sanded, and treated with shellac to provide a clean, smooth, and safe working surface.  The desk also features other reclaimed lumber that was treated similarly.  The majority of the structural pieces are yellow pine that is hand rubbed with natural danish oil.  The desk affords a large working surface while being easily dismantled for storage and features a combination of new and reclaimed material.

commissioned desk


Vintage Emeco Industrial Rolling Chair


This vintage Emeco industrial rolling chair is in good vintage shape for being 45 years old, with only a bit of thread-loss on the seat and no tears to the vinyl. It features a welded steel frame that has an attractive worn patina. The chair adjusts from office desk height (17") to almost 22" high. The back can also be adjusted higher and in and out. The casters are all in good shape and roll freely. This would look great sitting at a vintage tanker desk or at your craft/sewing table. Emeco chairs are currently sold at places like Design Within Reach and you can read more about the brand here.


Pair of Eames LCW Reproductions


This is a pair of Eames LCW reproductions in wood with a black finish. I'm not certain of the manufacturer but I am certain that they are not authentic. They do look great though and for less than $150 for the pair you can save yourself at least a $1000 over the real ones. They are structurally and cosmetically in good shape with no noticeable scratches, gouges, etc. One chair does have a slightly short leg that makes it wobble a bit, but all the joints are sound. Overall a great design that is actually within reach.

I may consider selling these separately for $75 per chair.