After seeing one of my tables on Etsy the CEO of Tasty burger contacted me and had me build some bar height versions of my industrial tables for his newest Tasty Burger location in the Harvard Square area of Boston.
For those of you who don’t know what Tasty Burger is, I refer you to the movie Pulp Fiction. Before Jules kills the guys that ripped off Marcell and treated him like a bitch, Jules samples one of the guys burgers and proclaims…”That’s a Tasty Burger”.
I’m not sure what took so long to open a restaurant with that name but I’m damn proud to have my tables in it.
So if you’re ever in Boston try out Tasty Burger, and maybe you too can proclaim…”That’s a Tasty Burger. There’s Three locations with plans for more.
Tasty Burger | Southie | 69 L Street, South Boston, MA 02127
When my friend moved into a huge loft downtown he asked me to create a industrial dining table to fill the huge kitchen space. So, I made him this huge dining table. It’s ten foot long 1 3/4 thick maple butcher block top weighs in at 300lbs, 3.5 steel legs and braces make this thing capable of supporting a car. It will seat 10 people easily. Just in time for Superbowl festivities.
I knew when I bought this house I wanted to replace the. It was awful old pavers with weeds growing out them. I’ll can and will do pretty much anything, but concrete work isn’t one of them. The chance of screwing something up is major and if you want it done right the first time hire a pro. In this case I used Mazza concrete who is an old neighbor of mine. They did a great job just took them a while to do it.
So we got the patio in now I needed to deal with the landscaping. So in addition to moving my girlfriend in on Sat. (girls have a lot of stuff.) I started digging out the beds. Tearing out the grass and shaking the top soil off. Now if you’ve ever had to pay for dirt you know why I took the time to knock all the dirt off of every little piece of sod I dug up. I just cannot bring myself to pay for dirt. I dug out the old bushes that were there and planted new ones. Mulched, watered and then sat down and had a beer..o.k., maybe three. There’s still a lot to do to it to add some drama but the at least the bones are in and I can enjoy it.
Maybe i’ve been playing too much Call Of Duty on my PS3 lately. I’m not sure, but I had this idea to make gun and green army men pillows for some reason. Fortunately I have an industrial fabricating machine and some fabric laying around. They’re 18X18. The brown fabric is 100% wool and the gun is made from industrial felt with red stitching. want one? let me know. I have plenty more fabric.
Ok, so my fireplace may not be totally fugly but it is ugly and i’m kind of tired ignoring it. I want a fireplace that sings LOOK AT ME I’M AWESOME!!!
Funny where you find inspiration. I was looking around on the web And I saw this lady had put metal boxes randomly in stacked logs. That’s pretty cool. But I’m way too lazy to split all that wood. I really just let that idea go and didn’t think about at all. THEN like Poseidon’s trident! It hit me. Do the opposite.
I busted out my google sketchup program and did this real quick.
Then I took into photoshop and added some wood.
I like it a lot. I thought that the wood might catch fire but people put wood right next to the fireplace all the time and nothing happens.
The main portion of the fireplace will be covered with simple tile backer painted grey-ish, and I’ll have the wood box fabricated out of metal and hang it where the other awesome oak one is now.
What do ya’ll think?
A while ago I came across a post on a Swedish design blog. (I was looking for design ideas really.) And I came across this simple little book shelf this couple had built using reclaimed wood and off the shelf gas pipe. I’ve seen similar things built on the web but nothing exactly like I wanted so I thought I would take that idea and modify it for my living room entertainment shelf. I designed this in google sketchup. It’s 16 feet long by 7x 14 deep.
That’s a damn long shelf. But I needed it to create a focal point in the room.
Everything you see was just bought off the shelf at the Home Depot. Working out in my new shop, I started by building everything in two eight foot sections so I could move it into the house without a problem. I brought the eight foot sections in from the shop and joined them in my living room. I attached support braces to the studs on the wall and supported the front with the pipe sections as I went.
I then joined the top portions and stacked it on top of the bottom and attached them together from the bottom.
I then drilled holes through the top and bottom and stuck my pipe through. (I know what you’re thinking.)
The next thing on my list is recovering the fugly fireplace. Stay tuned.
After walking in the door at the new house i’m constantly taking off my jacket and throwing it on the kitchen island. So I decided to build a coat rack to take care of the problem. I found these antique industrial spools on ebay for ten bucks and an old 2X4 in the workshop. I cut the spools in half, drilled holes in the 2X4 and put some lag bolts through the back and just threaded the spool nubs on. Viola!!! Antique industrial coat rack. I also submitted this on the ReadyMade website.