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Drawer Book Holder

Item #034 – $95

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Handmade using a single deconstructed built drawer from a century old abandoned Detroit home.

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Drafting Floor Table

Item #168 – $2,000

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We discovered this Mid-Century drafting table in the corner of an abandoned Detroit apartment. With the adjustable functions broken we decided to repurpose the table into a standing desk using reclaimed maple flooring for a new top.

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Reclaimed Wood Desk

Item #180 – $300

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We found this old desk from a local university in the basement of an abandoned Detroit apartment near Midtown. Using a single piece of reclaimed wood we cut 1/8 inch strips and re-created the desk top with a live-edge border and a high gloss resin sealant. Finally we cleaned the up the table base and applied a protective gloss.

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Vintage Blue & Orange Bench

Item #206 – $95

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We found this old handmade bench/stool “as is” in the living room of an abandoned Detroit home near the Boston Edison Historic district. We cleaned it up and sealed it to protect the years of chipping paint and history.

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Maple Floor & Ladder Shelf

Item #210 – $800

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We found this old metal roof ladder in an abandoned church and loved the texture and colors from years of paint. After flipping it upside and building a back support we handmade each shelf using reclaimed maple flooring from Detroit.

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Reclaimed Piano Bench

Item #208 – $200

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Found in the living room of an abandoned Detroit home and missing the interior bottom this piano bench has been re-built, re-enforced, and upholstered by hand with care and attention to detail.

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Antique Safe Cabinet

Item #246 – $3,000

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Discovering this antique floor safe in the basement of an abandoned Detroit church was the beginning of a long journey. It took 5 guys to move it from the basement onto the road where we dragged it to our workshop using a tow strap and an old tire. Then we had the task of opening it. After some expert advise and help, it proved impossible to open the safe from the front, so we cut in through the back. After cutting the first metal plate, we chiseled through 5 inches of concrete and then cut a second metal plate. Unfortunately there were no gold bricks or ancient documents inside…only a handful of receipts and about $8 in change. But with the back off we could disengage the locking mechanism and open the door. Using quarter-sawn oak pew bottoms reclaimed from the same church, we rebuilt the back wall and tapped holes for machine screws. Then we built a new interior box complete with light sockets to frame the inside. We wired in a new cord and a push switch near the front. Wanting shelves and flexible options, we crafted three floating rectangles and a cover for the interior lock box. Finally we cleaned the exterior and finished our quarter sawn oak with three coats of protective lacquer. The finished product is one of our largest and certainly our heaviest DETROIT reMADE items. This antique safe preserves Detroit and American history and offers a truly unique cabinet and table with careful attention to detail, innovative designs, and trusted craftsmanship.

For more pictures detailing the process of remaking this safe, click here.

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Vintage Racket Clock

Item #182 – $75

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An original Arthur Ashe Competition racket rescued from an abandoned Detroit bedroom and repurposed into a unique clock.

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Care & Repair Poster

Item #171 – $150

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We found this vintage business sign in the basement of an abandoned Detroit home and framed it in an old window using a handmade reclaimed wood back.

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Pallet Row Mirror

 

Item #245 – $350

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This large mirror and frame were carefully recovered from an abandoned synagogue 15 minutes north of downtown Detroit. After saving the mirror we sealed in the layers of paint with an adhesive clear coat. Then we mounted pieces of quilted and curly maple hand-cut from an old shipping pallet in a staggered pattern across the mirror. Finally we used old bolt hooks and a reclaimed chain for mounting.

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