Finding Those Reclaimed Materials
by Daric Gill
As a person who works with reclaimed materials, I get asked where I find my materials a lot. In fact, I was asked this twice today. Here’s how this question usually goes:
“I’ve got this project I was thinking about making…. If you don’t mind me asking, where do you find all of this amazing material?!”
This is a very flattering question and I’m more than happy to share in the reclaimed materials movement.
Having said that, I’ve found that there’s actually quite an array of motives and goals behind that question. This post will cover the right questions to ask yourself so that you can be on your way to finding newly reclaimed materials.
Antique Lock Box Gets Legs!
by Daric Gill
There’s something really special about the look and feel of old wood and the stark contrast it has with aged metal. They seem as though they were always meant to be paired together. The organic and ever moving characters of wood are a nice contrast for the cold and visible heft that metal has.
These two materials remind us of our pasts. I bet that almost everyone reading this has experienced the whirlwind of memories or sensations when they hold an old piece of wood or metal. We are taken back to other times just by physically interacting with old relics. In my latest piece, “The Lock Box Table”, I’ve tried to tap into that same set of feelings.
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The Working Work Table!
Some tables are built for working. You can hammer, make a mess, & pretend that the drink you knocked over isn’t a big deal…
… then again, some tables are actually an expensive custom-built coffee table that is slated to sell at a gallery as fine art furniture. As you can probably gather, it was for this reason precisely that I decided to make a much needed addition to my work space: “The Working Work Table”! Check out the gallery below to see the latest addition.