A late run of winter snow storms has slowed down the Twin Cities but we're still cranking! Heres a few of my favorites from January and a sneak peak into whats coming down the line.
Shaking it up using genuine Jim Beam Bourbon barrel tops on these pieces.
In 1838, group of pioneers laid claim to what is now Marine on St Croix for the purpose of building a sawmill. Its close proximity to the St. Croix River made it the perfect site for both waterpower and as a means to transport logs. Logs were floated down the St. Croix River to the mill and then once milled, the products were floated down to St. Louis; then the "Gateway to the West." The first lumber was cut in 1839. Leading this operation were two men; Asa Parker and Orange Walker. Asa Parker's house was built in 1856; two years before Minnesota became a state.
Unfortunately the mill went bankrupt in the 1880's and eventually went out of business. The Parker family sold their house in 1901 to Charles Strand who's family owned until the 1950's. The home served as a Bed and Breakfast from 1990-2015.
This year the home began an extensive historical renovation which led to the removal of many of the original parts of the home that were deemed unsafe. I have been able to secure some of the wooden boards from the original home and am preserving the history of the wood in these pieces.
Because of the history, I am leaving all original nails, markings, etc. in the wood.
These will be up for sale for $175 each if you are interested please feel free to contact me. I have an extremely limited quantity. Thank you for your interest in preserving Minnesotan history!
Hoping everyone had a very relaxing and great Thanksgiving weekend full of good food, good drinks and good family and friends! Over the long weekend, I was able to sneak off for a bit and get an Etsy store set up for all your Holiday shopping needs. I will be updating it with new pieces often so check back and if you do see something you'd like to use as a starting point for customizing please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com and lets make it happen!
Im always looking for ways to incorporate as much two wheeled motorcycle mania into my life and the spaces around me. With a lobby remodel currently going down at the shop, I need a coffee table center piece and naturally couldn't find anything at any store that I was really into. I have had an old Yamaha XJ550 sitting in the corner of my garage with a laundry list of repair work need doing for years and it dawned on me to pull the motor and use that as the centerpiece for the coffee table. Around that same time I was scanning craigslist and found a salvage title '16 Harley in Wisconsin being sold and scooped that up as well for another center piece for a coffee table. I find motorcycle engines visual masterpieces and why not give them a space to be appreciated as opposed to rusting in a junkyard. So begins the process of cleaning them and bringing them back from years of use and abuse. I'll be working on these in between other work so stay tuned here and on instagram @fifthstreetcustoms. If you are interested in a one of a kind center piece for your home or shop, or have any questions, feel free to email me at nate@fifthstreetcustoms. Cheers and beers!
I recently did a short run of Minnesota home decor signs with the state outline on steel with Minnesota barn wood behind it that sold out in 2 hours! Im so humbled and thankful for your amazing support and will be doing another run of these! If you are interested please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit the contact me page. Until next time!
Heading out today to a customer who asked for a simple table with no top so she could add her own flair to it! Cant wait to see where she takes this next!
Working on finishing up the frame on this entry way table, need to weld in the twisted front legs, grind down the welds and paint. Top is mocked up currently and then being resined!
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