Congratulations to April’s “Maker of the Month”, Taylor Demirjian!
Here’s the story of Taylor’s creation her own words:
“I created this industrial coffee table out of 99% salvaged materials, the only items that are new are the screws and bolts.
The top of this piece was salvaged from an old kitchen island. It had been used as a cutting board for many years so it needed a good deal of sanding. After some cleaning, a dark stain brought back out the great wood grain. I then finished it with a coat of polyurethane to protect it.
The body is made of drawers from an old factory in Connecticut. All of the drawers are fully functional. Some of them had to be slightly altered so that they would slide past the bolts holding the legs on. I left the drawers their original army green color.
The legs for this table were salvaged from a fence. They were carefully cut to look as though the legs run up the height of the table. I added two thick bolts on each leg to attach them, and to continue with the industrial look of the table.
Coming from a family that always has things spilling off of our coffee table, this table is the perfect storage solution that is also an industrial piece of art.”
Here are more close-up shots of the project:
My name is Taylor, and I’m from Newtown, CT. I love to turn pieces that people see no value in, into something beautiful and functional. I’ve been saving these pieces for about 3 years. I love the challenge of working with unconventional materials.
Thank you for sharing your craftsmanship with us and the rest of the world, Taylor. Enjoy your new KEEN Utility boots!