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Ribbed Wood Lamp

$145 + Shipping

Made to Order

Handmade using reclaimed pine with porcelain socket, Edison Bulb, and cord flip switch. Each lamp measures roughly 10 inches tall and 5 inched wide.

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Reclaimed Brick & Wood Lamp

$150 + Shipping

Made to Order

Handmade using reclaimed bricks and flooring gathered with care from within Detroit city limits. Complete with Edison Bulb, vintage style switch, and twisted cord. Bricks vary in color and style from solid, stamped (pictured above), or with factory holes. Flooring color and type will also vary.

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Vintage Blue & Orange Bench

Item #206 – $95

Local Pickup Only

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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Camp Stool Coffee Table

 

Item #086 – $350

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In the corner of an abandoned house near Midtown Detroit we found this vintage Gold Medal camp stool. We crafted a glass and wood table top to replace the tattered and rotted canvas seat, built a reinforcing cross brace, re-glued each part of the legs and reinforced them with brass screws. This vintage stool-turned-coffee table offers great depth and beautiful wood.

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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

Local Pickup Only

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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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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Detroit Skyline Mirror

Item #225 – $4,000

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This handmade skyline mirror is one of our largest and most detailed items. A 5 foot mirror rescued from a decaying apartment building near downtown Detroit framed in reclaimed pine 2x4s became the perfect backdrop to construct the Detroit skyline using tongue and grove pieces from reclaimed flooring. Meticulously measured and cut each piece of the skyline is carefully glued together and mounted to the mirror. The sale price includes a business logo or personal phrase “etched” in the upper left corner of the mirror.

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Pallet Row Mirror

 

Item #245 – $350

Local Pickup Only

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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