Over a year ago we started making tables from reclaimed hardwood flooring. The scraps from those tables was about .75″ square. We saved every last usable piece and assembled them into a truly impressive table. This beast is two layers of hardwood flooring scraps cris-crossed together like plywood. There are no straight lines on the edge of the table, it’s all rounded. The little cutout at the far right end is to fit around a pillar. More photos will be posted once it is installed.
There is a particular feeling that washes over me after a great art fair.
This past weekend was Renegade Craft Fair and we had such a great turnout. So many wonderful people with great stories and ever better expressions when they first opened a box. Everyone was smiling and having a great time. This made me want more.
More. More is the feeling that I get in the days that follow an art fair. I want to share the stuff I built with everyone. To tell the story of where the wood comes from escalates everything. We get our wood from various sources: home or business deconstruction, salvaged pallets, donated tree stumps, invasive species removal, or even the scraps from previous projects. Everything has a story and the goal is to use everything. Our sawdust is even reused (as garden bedding or mushroom substrate, for example). We are proud to recycle bits of Chicago and to rebuild those bits into cool furniture, boxes, or whatever catches our fancy.
If you would like to see these crazy monster box creations come to your town, shoot us an email.
A very big special thanks to the folks at Renegade Craft Fair for a fantastic weekend. I can;t think of a better way to stand around all day talking about my wood.
What a beautiful day for an art fair. Renegade is in full swing and I forgot to snap a photo of the boxes and panels on display. Let’s blame that on being busy, right? There were so many smiling faces and adorable dogs.
Monster Boxes are moving fast and the invasive Buckthorn twig table is drool-worthy (please don’t drool on the table).
Making art is fun.
Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th
Damen and Division
Thanks again to everyone who came out and visited us last weekend! If you missed us there, or just can’t get enough, we have exciting news: We will be showing at the Renegade Craft Fair! We got a last minute addition, which means we’ll have to double down on making new amazing things! September 8+9, 2012 from 11am-7pm each day along Division Street in Wicker Park. Hope to see you there…
This Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 7pm, Senior Citizens Memorial Park at Oakley and Lyndale, Bucktown Arts Fest. http://bucktownartsfest.com/
We will be in Booth #23, under the trees, near the beer and food. The booth has carpeting and house plants, but very limited seating. Lots and lots of boxes though!
Woodworking is our primary setup. We use materials that are generally old-growth wood (Mostly pine but some hardwoods mixed in) and reclaimed materials. If you can think of a use for anything on its way to the landfill, we can build it.