In the beginning of 2012 I was right in the middle of the busy season for the remodeling industry and I had a couple of days in between jobs. We were talking for awhile about making my wife and I an entertainment center. We had been married for 3 years now and didn't really have any of our own furniture yet, we just recently moved back in the area from Charlotte, NC and during the move our entertainment center had broke.
So I decided that there wasn't going to be a better time then now. We decided on using old reclaimed barn wood. A couple weeks prior to this I was driving by an old barn that the owner was repairing, and he had a pile of barn wood out front for sale. That's where I got the idea to use barnwood and I went home and told my wife about it. So I went back and sure enough there was some left and I bought what I needed. I started the project as soon as I got back. It didn't take long for me to realize that I really enjoyed working on the cabinet.
I saved some old wooden windows that I replaced with new ones from a recent job, and used them for the doors on the front of the cabinet. After I had the dimensions of the windows I could then design the size of the cabinet around them.
Once I had the cabinet built then came the hard part finding the perfect hardware. I looked for a long time then finally found some at a local hardware store. They were made the old fashioned way (by hand). They were perfect. After about 2 weeks we finally had our first custom made piece of furniture ( by me of coarse).
A couple of months went by and I was asked to do a project for a friend then another one and another one. Soon I was doing this full time and I LOVED IT. So I decided to make this my full time business. Reclaimed Art. I started the business in the summer of 2012 and never looked back.
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