Rails to iPad Platform
We did a limited run of these iPad stands as prototypes for our project on Kickstarter. We didn’t quite make our goal, but we learned a lot in the process. Making smaller products from steel that has been in use for a century has its challenges, but we still enjoy the process.
We are making these available exclusively to those who offered to back us on kickstarter since their pledges were a statement of belief in what we were doing. They’re the deluxe version of the Rails to iPad stand numbered individually from 50-59 with an authentic railroad date nail and personally signed.
But we thought we should go ahead and make you jealous of those folks so if we do try kickstarter again, you know there are perks for being in on it.
Double Track Credenza
This is a beautiful piece of heavily distressed white oak. It had such a prominent feature in the knot that we simply had to make it the focal point of the piece.
We call it a credenza, but it works great as a hall table, behind the sofa or as a sleek media center for a flat screen TV.
The four legs slide out of the base to make for easy shipping and assembly. The whole thing ships in a box about 60” long, 30” wide and 8” tall and takes two able-bodied people about 5 minutes to assemble.
Just following the old design philosophy of KISS - Keep It Stupid Simple.
Streamliner Conference Table Assembly Video
Here is the previously promised video of us assembling the second conference table we created in conjunction with FME Architecture and Design. They designed the building and commissioned this table for the new Stacy & Witbeck headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
It had to be easy to ship, so you can see the vegan redneck and me putting together the conference table - we even get one rail in the wrong place and still make it happen in under 10 minutes. Not too bad for a couple of old guys.
Streamliner Conference Table
This is the second of the two conference tables for Stacy & Witbeck as directed by FME Architecture + Design. Both of the tables are nearly ten feet long, and you can find the other conference table here.
This was a collaborative effort with Eric and Callie from FME asking for some revisions to the original design that quite frankly, I was hesitant about at first, but I wound up really liking the result.
We used some beech and hickory timbers and a dark stain to give this its distinguished look and strong profile. As with the other conference table, it is built with an extensive system of cable runs to conceal all of the hi-tech AV system.
The whole thing breaks down into 11 pieces and assembles in such a short amount of time with just two people that you have to see it to believe it. Speaking of which , I should post the assembly video next.
A sample of some of the different styles of wine racks that we have made. These three are far and away our most popular with the slivers of century old rail to cradle your favorite vintages.
Left to right, we have our 8-Bottle Rail Yard model (Sycamore timber), the 5-Bottle Rail Yard model (White Oak) and the 4-bottle Wedge (Elm). The split on the top of the 5-bottle in the bottom photo has a butterfly to hold the split and provide a little more to the conversation around this one.
Threw some Barry White lighting on a couple of the wine racks and let’s just say the effect was a special moment to remember. Thanks to Nick McIntyre and Amy Mac who took it upon themselves to give this a shot at the suggestion of Drew Flowers.
Nice work everyone!
Atlanta - Here we come!
Heading to Atlanta next weekend.
We’ll be at the Cobb Galleria Centre for the America Craft Council Show!
This is the first show of 2012 for Rail Yard Studios! Looking forward to seeing folks at the show and getting some new pieces out in front of people for their comments. Got some new ones we will be showing on the site this week ahead of the show.
Another 1/8th scale model coffee table for the next installment in the Derailment series. May just dive into making this one tomorrow - after I get all of the other pieces done that are in the queue.
Final prep work for the One of a Kind Show
Will be in Chicago Dec. 1-4 at the Merchandise Mart for the One of a Kind Show. Excited to be at our first juried show!
Our work is supposed to be featured on Chicago’s WLS ABC7 (Chicago’s local ABC station) and WGN Chicago’s very own TV station so look for us!