Sunday, August 12, 2012

Old Trunk Coffee Table Stand

Here is another great example of re-purposing old items to make something new and useful.
I made this stand for a client out of a recycled bed frame and some other recycled metal I had laying around the shop so they could use an old trunk as a coffee table.         

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hairpin Furniture Legs

Our Hairpin Legs make it easy for anyone to make a great piece of furniture out of recycled items.
Here is a bench that was made by mounting our legs to a old wooden expandable scaffolding plank.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Popular Woodworking Magazine

Hi, as many of you already know I own and operate a small business here at my home called D.C. Metal Designs ( ) we specialize in hand crafted reproduction iron and brass hardware for a company called Horton Brasses ( ) and we also make hand forged metal art, furniture, jewelry and many other custom items from metal. A few years back I had a really nice surprise when I seen some of my hardware being used by Norm Abram on the television show The New Yankee Workshop. Well here is another surprise and a great honor for me to see some of my custom brass trunk hardware being used on a piece of furniture that is featured on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
If you get the opportunity to read the article please do it is very interesting.
I cant wait to see where some of my work will show up next

~ Darryl ~

Hairpin Table Legs

Our hairpin table legs make it easy for anyone to create a piece of furniture from reclaimed or recycled items, just pick your favorite piece and mount our legs to it and you will have a unique and a one of a kind piece of furniture that you can enjoy for years. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Western Tables

Here are tables #2 & #3 completed and ready to be delivered and have the glass tops installed.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Western Tables

Table #2 and Table #3 are done and ready to get sand blasted, When I get them back they will get a rust color powder coat finish and I will post more pictures when they are finished.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Horton Brasses Weblog

Check out this great article in Horton Brasses Weblog that my name and also my Etsy shop was mentioned in, please take time to read it its very interesting.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Coffee Table

Here is one of three tables we are making for a customer, each one will be getting a piece of 1/4" glass custom cut to put on the top.