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project .001 completed!

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Our first project was recently finished and our other projects on the boards are continuing toroll along towards completion!

Project .001, done for a client in Liverpool was merely a table that had used some of the red oak hardwood planks taken from the Hafner’s barn mentioned in our previous blog post. We were so excited about fabricating this table because it allowed us toutilize our design knowledge to really hone in on the details at a furniture scale.  The client wanted to be able to take the table apart for the winter and reassemble it every year, so the hardware we used only requires 2 tools (a hammer and a wrench) to re/disassemble. Aside from the gorgeous wood we used for the table top, we harvested steel that had been previously holding up bleachers inManley Field House, one of Syracuse University’s athletic facilities. The history we’ve embedded within this project through the materials used was a request of the client and something that we really like about our job. We’re really happy to be able to say that the values of this table go beyond purely economic ones, it preserves many historical and archaeological values inherent in the material too.We essentially have the power to recreate/restore/preserve historical narratives that already have momentum.

There will be more pictures to come, we’ll be photographing this project when the client is done using it for the winter…

From these smaller projects, we’re starting to realize the larger our projects are, the more usable material waste we can save from going to our landfills! Sounds pretty logical don’t you think?

Catching up with D-Build

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Patchwork went to scope out the disassembled Hafner’s Barn at the corner of Taft Rd. and Buckley Rd. that was deconstructed by Buffalo Reuse. They have pallets, and pallets, and pallets of deconstructed building materials that are up for sale if you are interested. To get a better look at what is available go to D-Build’s website. These guys have some really beautiful material out there and it’s just waiting for a new owner to bring it home and create something out of it. I know that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Patchwork! We bought about 55 linear board feet of red oak hardwood and it has the most beautiful patina and historical features to it (old sawmill circular saw textures). Very soon it will be cut down and used on a 5’x5′ table along with some steel we managed to salvage from the demolition/deconstruction of the Manley Field House on Syracuse Campus.

If you know anyone that might be interested in a DIY project or any other project that could potentially reuse harvested wood from this barn, please contact the guys at D-Build