Building Salvage & Storage

Furniture, Shelving, and Accessories for the Home…or Wherever

My Baby's Hall Tree

My Baby’s Hall Tree

 

We prefer to work in natural materials and salvaged parts, to make items that make the heart sing, using materials that have an intrinsic value to you. I built the hall tree pictured here for my Baby, from pieces we brought back from her family farm in Georgia; the standards are made from the porch posts, and the backing, shelves and seat are from siding off the old egg house. So if you have a particular item that matters to you but has come to the end of its current state, We would enjoy helping it on to a future life that will bring joy to you.  We also mill lumber from trees that have fallen, to make frames, curtain rods, and other household accessories.  As you can see in the photo gallery, We use standard building materials too.  It all depends on the the most sensible approach to filling the need.  If you don’t have meaningful materials to work with, that’s ok too.  We also have extensive experience consulting on, and building storage solutions. From custom closets and shelving units, to loft beds and desks, We have a New York City sense of packing much into less space.

Theatrical Scenery & Props

Theatre Set - Stage Door in 2008

“Stage Door” Set 2008

From The Box Set …

 

 

 

 

To Outside the Box …

Theatre Stage for The Great Conjurer in 2006

Structural Climbing Tree, “The Great Conjurer” 2006

 

 

 

We can fabricate it in the 20’x30′ Shop. Whether it’s scenery, props, or even a modular platform system for shows on the go. Check out the gallery for pics.

We also cart off after strike, and will do our best to help you and our planet by reusing as much of your scenery as possible…but that depends heavily on the design.   Please plan your design with the planet in mind.

 

FDNY Certified Flame Resistence Testing, Treatment & Certification Available for Items We Build and Any Scenic Items

 

Salvaged Items For Rent or Purchase

For use as theatrical props; set dressing; or home decor, check out this gallery of wacky bits that I’ve rummaged for a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th life.

I always keep an eye out for ways to reuse as much as possible, whether its building materials or scenery, or any natural resource. Check out the “Links page for organizations I use to keep our landfills a bit lighter, and let me know if you have materials that warrant reuse. Let’s get it together and stop filling Our Mother’s breast with crap

Storage

There’s still room in our climate-controlled storage space in the barn. I will post openings when they occur.  The cost is $3/sq-ft, with first and last months rent due on drop off. Pick up and moving services are available at an additional cost.

 

Whatever Else

700 Sq Ft Mahogany Deck we built in Connecticut

700 Sq Ft Mahogany Deck we built in Connecticut

Hell, We’ll build anything if it makes sense and lends quality to life. An example is the 700-square foot mahogany deck I built with my friends in CT at the turn of the century.

Another is rebuilding our hillside from the powerful effects of Hurricane Irene.  Now I’ve done a bit of landscaping over the years, but this required a boatload of research to discover the proper methods for this size a project.

Knowing I needed to get up & down the hill easily, I built the back step using logs, stone, and fill-dirt left there from the landslide out behind the barn. The piece de resistance...the flower bed formed with an old truck spring.

Knowing I needed to get up & down the hill easily, I built the back step using logs, stone, and fill-dirt left there from the landslide out behind the barn. The piece de resistance…the flower bed formed with an old truck spring.

Sub Structures at 215 Center St in Ellenville NY

The substructures for the gabion baskets and the chute.

the 1st stage of rebuilding from the impact of Irene...a bit of cross bracing to keep the looser rock in the what was left of the hillside.

the 1st stage of rebuilding from the impact of Irene…a bit of cross bracing to keep the looser rock in the what was left of the hillside.

After the initial 20 tons of small "river run", you can see 6 gabion baskets filled with 12 tons of  3"-8" "bank run" stone

After the initial 20 tons of small “river run”, you can see 6 gabion baskets filled with 12 tons of 3″-8″ “bank run” stone

Another 3 baskets were laid in after back filling the footing with 20 tons of "tailings"

Another 3 baskets were laid in after back filling the footing with 20 tons of “tailings”

This how the hillside looked in the summer of 2013.

This how the hillside looked in the summer of 2013.