A fine baking or butcher's table, built right here at GREEN SPOT

Normally we do not build anything here with new lumber. The exception is when a past customer ask us specifically to apply our skills to help them fill their needs. IN this case the client brought us a partially started project he wished us to finish for him. It’s a maple butcher block top table. It started with the butcher block top, already glued, and a few strips of walnut. Add to this some olf 4 by 4 lumber, all bent and out of square. He told us the dimensions, and need to avoid wall mouldings, and the look, and we took it from there. The result is quite nice,… Read More

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E did a wonderful job with this shelf

E. stopped in asking for some unusual parts for her christmas village. I was intrigued and we talked about what she was wanting to do. After a few moments I realized she wanted to construct a mantle like shelf to hold many small houses (the village) and lights on the wall above her TV. We rummaged around for a few moments, and found some great old barnboard to use for the shelf. It had the right look, and patina, and just the right size. Next we needed some shelf brackets to mount to the wall. Presto, I had some old organ parts from the supporting columns which worked just great.… Read More

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DPG does great job with our old mahogany spandrel

what’s a spandrel? In common practice, it’s a room dividing archway. A spandrel is used to define an archway between the two rooms which have actual rectangular walls. See Wikipedia here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spandrel DPG does a wonderful job with a mahogany spandrel he purchased here at Green Spot. It was made of mahogany, and was missing some parts of the gingerbread design. With a bit of patience he fixed it up, and here it is in all it’s splendour. What a great entranceway, don’t you think? Love the doors, love the hall-stand, and the spandrel does a nice job of dividing the space just right 🙂

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H. does a marvelous job with a Coffee table from our old green barn door

A customer did a splendid job with our old green barn door. They purchase it, and swiftly turned it into a coffee table. Here are the pictures of the door, the process, and the finished product. (note: “Just for the record! The shelf is made of shipping skid planks.” ) So, other than new screws, this piece is 99% recycled from Green Spot’s large stock of antique materials. Enjoy

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Getting Creative with recycled parts just DO IT

At this great site (Worthpoint) you can find some fine ideas from other antique dealers in Florida. And we just received a thousand old collector spoons as material for this type of stuff… check these out. Like: A man’s ring made from apiece of sterling flatware. or typewriter jewelry (we have many typewriters in stock at all times. or silver bracelets from old sterling silver cutlery. Yup, let your mind roam,   in the land of Green Spot, there is no JUNK,  just stuff waiting for YOUR fantasy. (note: above items and article origin:   Worthpoint  ) http://www.worthpoint.com/worth-points/dealers-creative-antique-recycling/attachment/necklace-2 Some great info on antique typewriters here

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Fireplace mantles as beds ? yup, been doing this for years

yup…. here’s a great article on reusing fireplace mantles as beds. When you’ve been around this biz as long as I have… all that’s old comes around again. Been doing this for years…. here’s a memory jog for you….. not sure what to do with an old fireplace mantle cause you have no fireplace…. the Bedroom is the place these days. have a peek at this articls at. http://www.poetichome.com/2011/05/05/5-salvaged-mantles-repurposed-as-headboards/

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Amanda's great adventure amongst our Treasures – can you say PRESS, please?

have a peek here….. Amanda has found her wall decor for her new antique letterpress shop from our back porch area. A bit of fun, a funky find, and a great price…. can anyone ask for more? See the full posting here

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Here’s an idea, make ceiling lamp from liquor bottles?

Wanna make a chandelier from old liquor bottles, or other funky stuff you have on hand? Here’s how. I’ll let the video speak for itself. Just remember, we sell all the parts to do this kind of stuff, here at Green Spot Antiques. have fun. video from original at http://greenwoodconstruction.us/?p=209 Thanks to the tip from @TorontoCarol

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Recycling old BOATS

We’ve sold old canoes as bookshelves, and old boats as swings, and reading stations and even desks in the past, but here is n absolutely beautiful approach to reusing old boats. BIG old boats. Making them shelters offshore. Just read the article, there is little I could add to this.

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