Commercial Projects

New Look for Barn Wood

Harvest Chocolate

We had the opportunity to work with Harvest Chocolate in Tecumseh as they enlarged the brick-and-mortar business portion of their business. Initially, we were hired to fabricate and finish eight tables from old growth oak that we got out of a barn on Smith Road, north of Ridgeway.  We had the bases custom powder-coated extreme green to go with their décor.

We then moved onto shelving for the variety of products they produce and sell.  We helped design and source the brackets and fabricated, finished, and installed the shelving.

Great finishes for a wonderful business! Visit Harvest Chocolates in Tecumseh.

repurposed from school

Adrian Armory Events Center

We had an opportunity to use salvaged materials from McKinley School in Adrian, MI during the renovation of the Adrian Armory Events Center. There were many items from the school that we reused – cabinets, doors, shelves, and other items.

The bar we made from these materials in the reception room attracted a lot of attention. This helped spread the word locally about the importance of repurposing materials from buildings no longer needed. We brought new life to those products again by building custom cabinetry in another commercial building.

Historic replication

Chaloner’s Cigar House

New owners of the Chaloner’s Cigar House had a major renovation project prior to re-opening the historic landmark in downtown Adrian, Michigan. This was a building over 100 years old, operating as a newsstand originally. The upper floors of the building were repurposed with an upscale interior, keeping the wood-rich aesthetics of times long ago.

We enjoyed being able to create some tables for Chaloner’s, made from joists salvaged from the Presbyterian Church ceiling collapse in 2017. Bespoke wood candy cabinets brought back the old charm of the historic store on the first floor.

Mix modern with old

Custom Wood/Steel Conference Table

An old barn on Matthews Hwy. in Lenawee County, Michigan finally collapsed, after decades of faithful service to the owner. If you’d seen it, you wouldn’t have thought anything beautiful could come from it. But I did.

A financial planner’s office in downtown Adrian has beautiful, exposed brick that was original to the building. He wanted a bespoke conference table that warmed the area with wood but added a hint of modernization with metal. This table’s origins came from that tired, old barn.

unique table

Table from Door and Pews

Doors can be repurposed into something other than a door. We took this door from our salvage at McKinley School, refinished it and added a glass top to it. Then we repurposed old church pews and created a unique table for Chaloner’s that is full of history.