11.21.2010

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

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10.13.2010

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.

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9.12.2010

Vintage Emeco Industrial Rolling Chair

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD

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.

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Pair of Eames LCW Reproductions

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD

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.

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Heywood Wakefield Twin Headboard & Footboard

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD

This twin size Heywood Wakefield M530 Stylemaster "dogbone" headboard and footboard in "Wheat" finish is in awesome vintage condition. It could be refinished and be perfect but I'm fond of vintage furniture looking "vintage". This bed does not have side rails but can be attached to a normal metal bed frame. Buy it for your guest room or give your kid the most stylish bed in town. Heywood Wakefield furniture is made from hard maple and lasts a lifetime. This model (or one very similar) is still sold directly from their factory in queen and king only and starts at $1395.

Headboard 44.5"w / 34.5"h

Footboard 41.75"w / 20.5"h

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7.12.2010

Vintage 4-Piece Sectional Sofa

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD

This incredible 4-piece sectional sofa is in great condition for being 50 years old. Long and low, it sits with great style. The nubby tweed upholstery features hints of a shiny thread throughout and is in overall good condition with only a few areas that are worn. No fading, no tears, no smells. The foam is also still in good condition. It features walnut peg legs with brass caps that would look brilliant with a little work. All is structurally in great condition. This sofa can be rearranged to fit different dimensioned rooms. Overall a very cool vintage sectional in good shape.

section with arm 38"w / 32"d / 29"h / seat; 16"h

smallest section 26"w / 32"d / 29"h / seat; 16"h

curved corner section 58"w(from corner to corner) / 29"h / seat; 16"h

rounded end section 42"w / 32"d / 29"h / seat; 16"h

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Vintage Plycraft Lounge Chair

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD.

This is a classic vintage lounge chair in the style of the Eames lounge that you've seen in every interior design magazine for the last 35 years. This particular chair does not have any labels but is most likely made by Plycraft in the early 70's. The chair has a walnut plywood shell in good vintage condition with only a few light scratches. The vinyl/leather (I'm not sure) is in great condition with no scratches or tears although there are a few areas of discoloration. Overall it's in great vintage condition and at a great price.

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Vintage Kroehler Sofa

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD.

This vintage Kroehler brand sofa has great lines and an awesome mid-century design. The fabric is in decent vintage condition there are worn/thin spots at the front of the cushions, on the arm rests, and at the top of the back. There is also a small punch in the back of the fabric that could be mended. It has great style for someone who wants to invest in recovering a piece or is acceptable in as-is condition. Has great vintage peg legs in good shape. Overall a very good looking vintage sofa.

82"w / 31.5"d / 29"h / seat; 18"h

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11.04.2009

Vintage Sicur Brevettato Folding Bicycle

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD.

This vintage folding Sicur Brevettato bicycle is an awesome example of smart mid-century design; folds to fit into even a small car, enclosed bike chain, great luggage rack. This bike does need some work as it has been spray painted in cheap silver paint including the chrome, although the chrome appears to be in good shape. The tires are dry rotted but will hold air for a while. The seat is not original and is very large for the bicycle. I have ridden this bicycle and everything seams to function correctly. I'm not a bike expert so if I'm glossing over something important do not hesitate in asking questions.

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