Just because our name is Twig & Timber doesn’t mean we just work with wood. It means nostalgia.. creation.. and discovery. It means using your imagination to see timber from a twig.
What kinds of things does Twig & Timber offer?
- Things we find interesting because of its history, its shape, its color, etc.
- Things we create from scratch from raw materials like wood, glass, and metal.
- Things that we create from things we find interesting.
This states it best: We use our imagination and repurpose things we find to create the beautiful and interesting.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Domestic Bath Towel Shelf/Rack
This is a cast iron side of a old sewing machine from a company called Domestic (1870 – 1930).
When we found it it was rusting and we really weren’t sure what to do with it. Mirror? Table? We eventually came up with the idea to turn it into a combo shelf/towel rack. We love how it turned out!
Vintage Japanese Bird Cage Floor Lamp with Stand
This bird cage was made in occupied Japan (1945 – 1952). When we found it the bottom had mostly rusted off, we had to really dig to find the knobs, and the stand was missing.
We sandblasted it, replaced the bottom with plexiglass, painted it, wired it for lighting with Edison bulbs, and found a stand from the same era. We painted it a grayish white to make it match.
1949 Chicago Coin “Football” Pinball Machine
This pinball machine is old. One of these is the oldest working pinball machine at the Pinball Hall of Fame. Not many of these exist.
When we found it the mechanics were toast but you could see the thousands of man hours that were needed to put it together.
We wrapped it in mahogany, fixed everything in place, and made it wall mountable. We just love the graphics and look of it! Very unique!