Storywood Fabrication

Storywood Fabrication We are wood resurrectionists. We can build or rebuild whatever you'd like...and write a new story for your old wood!
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Another fabulous Storywood Fabrication creation!
05/24/2021

Another fabulous Storywood Fabrication creation!

Here’s a little before/during … Outdoor patio sofa will be painted a nice rich French Roast brown color… Little Easter ...
05/23/2021

Here’s a little before/during …
Outdoor patio sofa will be painted a nice rich French Roast brown color…
Little Easter egg is the back folds forward /flat so it can be tilted upright and carried through a doorway as narrow as 24 inches...

They always start like this… Designed and building a patio sofaStay tuned... 😎
05/22/2021

They always start like this…
Designed and building a patio sofa

Stay tuned... 😎

Started restoring this beautiful metal card catalog cabinet today... pulled all 55 drawers out and corrected some sheet-...
05/13/2021

Started restoring this beautiful metal card catalog cabinet today... pulled all 55 drawers out and corrected some sheet-metal issues… Straightened out and lubed the locking mechanism so now it functions as good as new.. absolutely LOVE the copper handle and hardware surrounding it.

Next—some light rust residue removal then some sealer to stabilize the patina, and add a wooden base! 

Update on this chippy little ditch find table that got a brand new top and some tightening up, repair and a coat of sat...
05/01/2021

Update on this chippy little ditch find table that got a brand new top and some tightening up, repair and a coat of satin sealer to save the awesome patina...

Last few pics are “before”… And “during”...

Doing a little tabletop makeover for my daughter Victoria Roberts McLane... she’s the queen of rescuing abandoned furnit...
04/26/2021

Doing a little tabletop makeover for my daughter Victoria Roberts McLane... she’s the queen of rescuing abandoned furniture from the ditch!!
This table has a really nice chippy patina on the base… But the top is WAY beyond rescue... Replacing it with a new one made from some very nice old reclaimed Dutch-lap heart-pine siding...
Will stain it dark walnut after we tighten up the table base and make it all sturdy and usable again...!!

Quick little modification to this family heirloom table. It Had some unusual length legs and the customer wanted to turn...
04/24/2021

Quick little modification to this family heirloom table.
It Had some unusual length legs and the customer wanted to turn it into a coffee table at 16 inches high… Was able to take the center portion out of the legs— peg and glue them Back together, and restain the legs back pretty close to original… I think it will be close enough to work!!

This was a WAYYYY fun makeover…!!!(The second picture is what this piece started out as— A nicely substantial entryway p...
04/24/2021

This was a WAYYYY fun makeover…!!!
(The second picture is what this piece started out as— A nicely substantial entryway piece that needed some mono chromatic updating and some new hardware…)
Repainted in a very nice oil-based satin color “Cyberspace” —from Sherwin-Williams. Customers choice of color and she was spot on with it…😎
Beautiful dusty gray-blue shade that updated the look and stance of this piece very nicely—- back in its original location in her home this evening!!!

Custom designed and installed shelf project today!Set up for medium sized totes, 5 wide and 5 high!Couldn’t get a really...
04/15/2021

Custom designed and installed shelf project today!
Set up for medium sized totes, 5 wide and 5 high!
Couldn’t get a really great picture of all of the shelves at once because of the closet door and the close proximity inside. But you see the outcome ...

DTG is four years old!
03/05/2021

DTG is four years old!

Reasons to shop Downtown Girl today! ⬇️😉

Another satisfied Storywood customer...
02/22/2021

Another satisfied Storywood customer...

Pantry/laundry shelf unit progress—Planned: ✅ Cut out: ✅Assembled: ✅Will add cap to front edges of entire unit and notch...
02/15/2021

Pantry/laundry shelf unit progress—

Planned: ✅
Cut out: ✅
Assembled: ✅

Will add cap to front edges of entire unit and notch out a few things for baseboards, prime and paint, then install...!!!

Starts like this..... just a customers ideas and my scribbles on paper...Then it becomes a 3-view mostly scale drawing.....
02/11/2021

Starts like this..... just a customers ideas and my scribbles on paper...
Then it becomes a 3-view mostly scale drawing...
Then it becomes a stack of carefully measured, sawn and labeled lumber...

Next it will be a very well equipped and organized built-in laundry room/pantry shelving feature!!!

Stay tuned....

Well we made it into 2021 and we are still going strong... here are a few of my favorite things!
02/02/2021
Storywood Fabrication

Well we made it into 2021 and we are still going strong... here are a few of my favorite things!

Furniture shopping can be difficult. You can spend countless hours looking for just the right piece and still not find it. Sometimes you come close, but close just isn’t good enough. And why should it be? You know exactly what you want, you deserve it, and you shouldn’t make compromises.

More beautiful Storywood Fabrication creations!
01/24/2021

More beautiful Storywood Fabrication creations!

Large Console tables... 2 available…72”L x 15”W x 32”HHeart-pine tops and bottoms with banded heart-pine edges... fini...
01/24/2021

Large Console tables...
2 available…
72”L x 15”W x 32”H
Heart-pine tops and bottoms with banded heart-pine edges... finished in warm dark walnut…
Substantial monastery style legs…
Avail in Aged Gray or Toasted Creme Brûlée...
PM for pricing... delivery available 

Finished up this pair of 85” benches to go with the farm table that was completed a couple weeks ago.
01/07/2021

Finished up this pair of 85” benches to go with the farm table that was completed a couple weeks ago.

Stain on the freshly aged pine table .... tone and depth of color is spot on what we were after.  Legs go on next... the...
12/17/2020

Stain on the freshly aged pine table .... tone and depth of color is spot on what we were after. Legs go on next... then sealer and wax!
And then off to it’s new cabin home

Usually when I build some thing I have relatively clear direction from the customer… Sometimes though people think they ...
12/14/2020

Usually when I build some thing I have relatively clear direction from the customer… Sometimes though people think they know what they want but they’re not sure… And I have learned, even though it sounds a bit odd and even corny… To “listen to” the materials that I’m working with... I used to force them into the right shape and size and color… But the longer that I work with wood and tools the more I have learned that sometimes the shape of what you need to build is already there... it just needs to be released or revealed...
Fortunately I also work with great designers, decorators and customers who allow me the latitude I need in my work… I am honored that they trust me to make decisions for them when it comes to building a piece of furniture that should last many lifetimes and generations…

Finishing up the legs for the dining table and I realized that they needed some grooves and trim detail to complement the simpler shape of the table....I asked the decorator if I could take some artistic license with the legs… he said go for it.
I’m glad I listened to the wood as I worked with it… love these simple chunky but elegant legs.

PS: you can see the difference between the raw wood and the aging process to make it old and weathered. Next it will have several coats of a dark stain that will give it a rich warm historic look.

Here’s a fun fact about Wood… Sometimes you need to make really new wood look really old —because the characteristics th...
12/11/2020

Here’s a fun fact about Wood… Sometimes you need to make really new wood look really old —because the characteristics that you’re trying to achieve or the dimensions that you need to use are not available in recycled salvaged or reclaimed wood…
We have a process for that involving several steps, some time, some patience and holding your mouth just right... while you wait…
This is an 96” x 38” dining table that will eventually be a very dark aged brown ..but it will have a nice “warm” patina and “depth” that normally only comes with age and is caused by years of exposure to sun and air and layers of use by people…
The last picture is to show the contrast so far from the original lumber... With some more detailing, highlighting and stain it’s going to turn out very old and dark and warm looking. 
Stay tuned ...!

Pretty little 24“ x 48“ x 19” coffee table...Banded edges of circle-sawn reclaimed heart pine...12” reclaimed pine panel...
12/02/2020

Pretty little 24“ x 48“ x 19” coffee table...
Banded edges of circle-sawn reclaimed heart pine...
12” reclaimed pine panels for the top...
Turned pine legs.

Custom ordered and headed to its new home.

Been a minute... took a couple months off from building —but back at it!!This is the top to a 24“ x 48“ coffee table. St...
11/09/2020

Been a minute... took a couple months off from building —but back at it!!

This is the top to a 24“ x 48“ coffee table.

Still in the raw At the moment…but will soon be a nice natural warm color w/turned legs.

Storywood Fabrication's cover photo
10/17/2020

Storywood Fabrication's cover photo

Did a super fun custom upcycle on this old sewing machine pedestal for a customer this weekend, turned it into a cool co...
08/30/2020

Did a super fun custom upcycle on this old sewing machine pedestal for a customer this weekend, turned it into a cool compact breakfast table!! 

Been at this furniture thing for a few years now... but no matter how many times I do this deed right here and take a pl...
08/30/2020

Been at this furniture thing for a few years now... but no matter how many times I do this deed right here and take a plain Jane wooden monastery leg and transform it into this Aged Grey color right here...?
It is SOOOOOOO oddly satisfying,
Every
Single
Time...!!!!

72” console table... fresh out of the Storywood Fabrications shop!Heart-pine tongue and groove base and top,  banded in ...
08/30/2020

72” console table... fresh out of the Storywood Fabrications shop!
Heart-pine tongue and groove base and top, banded in circle-sawn heart-pine, Aged Grey monastery legs...
Avail at Tippy Canoe at Lake Martin on Hwy 63 South in Alexander City tomorrow !!

48” coffee table makes a beautiful centerpiece in this home! Delivered this evening
08/10/2020

48” coffee table makes a beautiful centerpiece in this home!
Delivered this evening

Another great example of a customer’s vision becoming a beautiful Storywood Fabrication creation!
08/09/2020

Another great example of a customer’s vision becoming a beautiful Storywood Fabrication creation!

Little different direction than usual on this 48” coffee table... but I like it a lot...
Credit to the customer for style design and color choice... I just knocked it together for her!!

Little different direction than usual on this 48” coffee table... but I like it a lot... Credit to the customer for styl...
08/09/2020

Little different direction than usual on this 48” coffee table... but I like it a lot...
Credit to the customer for style design and color choice... I just knocked it together for her!!

Done!! Drawer Pulls and feet in place... ready for delivery...
07/22/2020

Done!!
Drawer Pulls and feet in place...
ready for delivery...

Been pecking away at this substantial piece for a while on and off past 6 weeks... but finally mostly finished up tonite...
07/21/2020

Been pecking away at this substantial piece for a while on and off past 6 weeks... but finally mostly finished up tonite- except for the four 3” feet it will stand on to make it the full 80” tall, and the drawer pulls.

Custom built to hold a 44” flat screen TV on the adjustable center shelf with lots of nice display and storage above and below...

80”h x 40”w x 18”d

Love the nicely aged satin charcoal finish as well.

30” x 48” Mini farm table… $150Oak butcher block top finished in waxed dark walnut with toasted crème brûlée legs and sk...
07/18/2020

30” x 48” Mini farm table… $150
Oak butcher block top finished in waxed dark walnut with toasted crème brûlée legs and skirt.
Plenty sturdy for your apartment, screen porch, cabin, or breakfast nook…

Pickup only...

Started out as an armoire ...and then based on progression and door-swing interference issues because of room location,...
07/07/2020

Started out as an armoire ...and then based on progression and door-swing interference issues because of room location, customer opted to go for an open style bookshelf instead , built for 44” flat screen TV in the center with adjustable lower shelf..

The fun challenge is when constructing or resurrecting with materials as compliant as wood, one can always adapt and evolve with the needs of the customer!

36“ x 36“ x 18“ coffee table… Frame and legs complete. Top and bottom will be heart pine flooring stained dark walnut, f...
07/07/2020

36“ x 36“ x 18“ coffee table…
Frame and legs complete.
Top and bottom will be heart pine flooring stained dark walnut, frame will be lightly distressed ivory ...
Love these super bold and ornate legs that were sectioned from a very old poster bed!

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