The quality and amount of material salvaged from the Dovesville Depot has consistently provided Piece of Work over the last two years. Utilizing various pieces of the Depot, we constructed this table and matching set of benches. To compliment other furnishings in the client’s home, we stained the wood weathered grey with a matte finish. One key desire in the build for the client was keeping a modern touch within the piece. To do this, we fabricated metal stretchers for all the pieces and also incorporated a wooden component with the table stretcher. As always we left some tokens of POW appreciation.
Love it when on demo day we discover hardwoods underneath! First two pics of project in little mountain where 100 year old heart pine floors had never been sanded, stained or sealed. The last 4 pics of a project downtown where layers of tile and linoleum hid these gorgeous pine floors. The pattern you see on the bare wood from the old tiles add character to the finished product! Please swipe to see pics. #pine#heartpine#hardwoodfloors
This table is done. Off to the next project. Wood came from a house that was built 1836 located on #mobilebay in Daphne Alabama. This is antique wood from trees that may have been 500 years old. #heartpine is one if my favorite building materials for #farmhousestyle#furniture . What can I build for you???
Almost two years ago we were able to acquire 8 partitions that used to occupy a downtown Charleston office space. We repurposed this particular one into a large hall tree. The aged shades of green and patterned glass are complimented by a grey bench along with a heart pine shelf from Darlington Tobacco Prizery material. Only one remains so contact for interest before it’s too late!
While I’ve been painting and stepping on sharp objects with bare feet, J has been scraping the gunk (that’s the technical term) off the hardwood floors in the kitchen that were under about 5 layers of slate, linoleum, cardboard, plywood, and lots and lots of staples and glue. We’re really hoping to be able to restore these floors so they match the finish in the adjacent dining room (which was separated by a wall we removed) and the rest of the first floor but it’s not going to happen easily. Once the bulk of the gunk is up, we can sand the floors and figure out what to finish them with. Since the floors in the rest of the house are so red/orange we thought they had been stained but seeing the raw wood confirms our suspicious that this is quarter sawn heart pine which is naturally very red and ambers further with oil based poly (my best guess of the finish elsewhere in the house). If anyone has experience refinishing heart pine, please share. I would love to use a water based finish but don’t want to draw attention to the separation between the newly refinished and older floors with an appreciably different finish, nor do I want us to ruin these floors with their gorgeous clear vertical grain (there’s like maybe one single knot in the whole house it’s crazy) nor do I want us to risk ruining the rest of the floors by trying to refinish rooms that don’t need refinishing. Any tips are warmly welcomed please!