Bell Tower Beam Salvage.

Trinity Church’s bell tower in lower Manhattan. A few years back Trinity Church added new bells to the tower, and had to cut out some beams to make room. We got a call from a Trinity employee on lunch break, telling us that there were some beams on the curb that were headed for the trash.  During the call we had to commit to the whole pile or nothing, so sight unseen we said yes. A Uhaul rental and help from a friend we had the beams wrapped up under three tarps behind a one bedroom apt in Brooklyn. Most of the beams are 4″ x 12″ and are various lengths.

Pictured below are some of the things we have done with the beams.

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Historic Pillar Candle Holders (Limited sets available).

Candle holders lined with tin from a recycled feta cheese can. Fits 2.8 cm pillar candles. Limited sets available (60$ per set plus shipping). Made with 200-year-old reclaimed Trinity pine. We rescued the 4″x 12″ beams during a construction phase at the base of the historic Trinity Church Bell tower in lower Manhattan.

Dismantling a defunct Bally Ground Shaker pinball machine.

The Pinball coffee table design of the main body was not just as simple as chopping the legs and making them shorter, but a complete tear down and redesign to include magazine storage and working lights. The other challenge I gave myself was to us all the original pieces including the original glass, side rails, side panels. The original legs were cut in half and reworked to be used for both tables. Here is half of the story on video. 

“My son loves the lamp”

Thanks for the great review Mammamia! “My son loves the Lamp”

HAZARD SIGN CHANDELIER: “My son loves this lamp”
II love the idea that this light fixture can follow my son as he grows and remind him of his youth. It’s fun and whimsical but also has a sophisticated, wry timeless air to it. I also personally think it’s a funny in-joke for me … As a parent all we try to do is protect them from danger and harm so to hang a light that says “toxic” and “danger” seems just about right.
BY MAMMAMIA  http://bit.ly/1z16eSo