[WRECKAGE] Cabinet

March 8th, 2010 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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A patchwork of original paint and chips from times gone by.

Original paint…and rust...and holes.

What a wing nut! 
Flea market hardware and random scraps.

Here are the battered shutters that form most of the cabinets exterior.
I covered the rear panel with old blueprints.
A patchwork of original paint and chips from times gone by.
A patchwork of original paint and chips from times gone by.

WRECKAGE© is the name of my line of furniture and creations entirely assembled from salvaged wooden doors, shutters, planks and hardware. And the collection will not be limited to just wood. There will be pieces constructed from steel, copper, glass and wire with LOTS of chippy paint and rust.

The latest creation is an assemblage of old and battered shutters and planks. The end result is a useful and unique storage cabinet.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - JunkArchitect (copyright 2010)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, industrial, blue, paint, architectural, shutters, distressed, jim healy, junk architect, blueprints, prints

Comments (41)

DecorMadeSimple writes: Love this upcycled cabinet. Very rustic,great choice with the hardware. Posted: 7:16 am on March 19th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks Suzi! Just name the place and time and we'll start the refurnishing.

Posted: 4:35 pm on February 25th
suziart writes: so creative and I love the blueprints on the inside...you can furnish my home anytime! Good Luck with the new venture! Posted: 9:17 am on February 21st
JunkArchitect writes: Hi Kellie, sorry I didn't respond sooner but this website doesn't send out notifications, so I didn't realize you asked a question.

You can buy a lead testing kit at most hardware stores. If the wood is old I would assume there's lead in the paint.

I tested the shutters for this cabinet and it came back negative...surprise!

Posted: 5:18 am on February 8th
gamecockchic writes: Jim, I have a few old doors that we've pulled from the barn with a lot of chippy paint. Hubby says they're really old. How do you determine if the paint is lead-based? I'd like to repurpose them into a bench and a cabinet but wondered how/if you do this first. Thanks, in advance, for the advice.
Kellie Posted: 3:19 pm on December 22nd
Smere writes: Absolutely adore this I'm jealous of all of the great salvage you get! Posted: 12:41 am on August 3rd
DesignTurnpike writes: You are the man! Jealous of your line name also :) Posted: 12:07 pm on June 28th
grabe writes: This is so cool Posted: 7:04 am on May 17th
MamaBearsJunktiques writes: Great job...I actually saw this piece in your other post with your new spikes holding up your game board...and immediately thought I would LOVE that piece. Then only to find out YOU MADE IT!

Impressive. Best of luck in your new Venture! I hope it is WRECKED! (IN A GOOD WAY!) Posted: 10:27 pm on April 9th
snowyowl writes: I love it. Looks like it came out of an old sailors cabin aboard ship - off the cost of___________. What happened to the tree cutouts though on some of the shutters - i really liked that part. very rustic, log cabinish, old country kitchenish, front porch place of honor for best in show though amongst the worn cushions fraying upon the climate worn chairs adorned with the seasons finest flowers and bounty. Ah - It is a wonderful life - here on that porch Posted: 7:02 pm on March 22nd
katrock47 writes: I love the work you do I have a husband who does plumbing work and whenever he takes out old plumbing he dismantles and scrapes out the pipe but the handles are not made of anything that he can scrap out. so I have a bucket of handles and know I want to make some clothes hooks on old wood that I can use for the bathroom and back room some are so different that I can't stand to give away but may be willing to sell or trade them for something else worthwhile. Any help or new ideas to use them would be great!! Posted: 8:58 am on March 22nd
suelovesjunk writes: my likey a lotty! Posted: 2:54 am on March 15th
Prior writes: This line of furniture could wreck havoc on the pocket book! Perfection, Lezlee Posted: 2:14 am on March 15th
suewhitney writes: Too cool, Jimbo. This is [wreckage] perfection!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:20 am on March 13th
Grasshopper22 writes: Congratulations on your new line of furniture...you sure have the talent and will to succeed. Posted: 7:43 am on March 12th
DumpsterDecorators writes: The blue prints are the crowning touch. My father used to have drawers and tubes of them now I'm wishing he saved them. Posted: 11:58 pm on March 11th
chippingcharm writes: Very, very exciting! I am in awe of everything you do...this piece is no exception!!! I am so inspired buy how you leave it "as is" with past holes and all...I just love pieces that have a "history" that you can see and wonder about. Wishing you amazing success! Laurel Posted: 8:33 am on March 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: A perfect name for a perfect business venture! Wishing you much success, Jim!
Candy Posted: 8:02 am on March 11th
ladedajudy writes: Love the name and love the furniture. Cannot wait to see more. Posted: 10:03 pm on March 10th
FOUND_AnnArbor writes: What a fun piece - blueprints inside are the icing on the cake. I look forward to seeing the rest of your Wreckage! Posted: 9:49 pm on March 10th
fellowjunker writes: You have such an amazing gift Jim....love all your pieces. So happy to hear about your new business venture....I am loving the name!
Happy day!
xojanis Posted: 3:21 pm on March 10th
junqueartiste writes: Clever name! Always enjoy seeing your posts... Posted: 2:51 pm on March 10th
racers7 writes: Awesome! It looks weathered, funky and recycled...so cool. Melody Posted: 11:53 am on March 10th
RanchDressing writes: Wreckage...great name! I am already a fan of this new line. Posted: 11:53 am on March 10th
Clickart writes: Hey, Jim! You do great work, man. I always check out your projects and look forward to seeing more - you're an inspiration. ALL THE BEST with Wreckage! Posted: 7:13 am on March 10th
alicemom writes: WRECKAGE- How perfect! Your craftsmanship it just the BESTEST! I feel sure your venture will shine. Keep us all in the loop.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:50 pm on March 9th
JACKSON4 writes: LOVE IT! Where can we buy it?? Posted: 7:05 pm on March 9th
DownHomeDIY writes: Wreckage...I love it! Much like a train wreck, you will have plenty of "rubber neckers" who are trying to sneak a peek and won't be able to take their eyes off the wreckage!

Yes, do tell. Where will it be sold!?

Congrats Jim. Wreckage will be a great success.

Posted: 4:18 pm on March 9th
bluebucket writes: Very unique and creative. The blue cabinet would look fabulous at bluebucket's house. Love it. Love the concept. Congratulations and good luck.
doreen Posted: 3:30 pm on March 9th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, what a perfect name for a line of furniture and home decor that has been built from the "remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed". Your ability and talent to take scraps and parts and turn them into useful, functional and beautiful pieces is amazing! What a great concept and a surely successful venture. Congratulations my friend, I know "WRECKAGE" will be a HIT! Georgia

PS LOVE the first piece of the collection!!!! Posted: 2:29 pm on March 9th
upyourattic writes: Fantastic! Are they already lining up to buy?

Will you be opening up a shop or sell on a website? When? Where?

Details, details, details...because I know you do great stuff and I want me some of it!

Best wishes for your Wreckage!
Patti Posted: 10:43 am on March 9th
RustyDiva writes: Absolutely perfect name! Love the cabinet and sending wishes for great success.

Kenda Posted: 10:25 am on March 9th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Congratulations on your new venture...what a terrific concept...unique, functional art pieces and earth-friendly too...what could be better...love how you incorporated the blueprints in this piece. Posted: 9:56 am on March 9th
karilelek writes: I am swooning. Posted: 9:55 am on March 9th
dumpsterdivindiva writes: Incredible! I wish I could do the same thing....Wreckage is a winner all the way around! The name is perfect too! Good Luck! Posted: 9:14 am on March 9th
oldnews writes: It's a wonderful concept and I can't think of anyone who could make it happen more amazingly than you! It will be a huge success, no doubt about it! Marie Posted: 12:42 am on March 9th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Jim,
You know how much of a fan I am of your work...this new line of furniture is going to be fantastic! I wish you well and I'm sure you already have people lining up to purchase. Love the re-use and re-purposing of vintage and discarded items. The colors of this cabinet are vibrant and work so well together.
~judi ;) Posted: 10:08 pm on March 8th
shabbychick writes: WOW - you pieced and parted your cabinet together perfectly! Love the addition of the old blueprints too.

I like how you've framed out the old mirrors - very cool!

Kathy Posted: 9:12 pm on March 8th
auctionjunkie writes: Well Jim, you were right when you mentioned your next project would be different from your past projects. As a draftsman in my early adult life, I like the old blueprints as a backdrop inside the cabinet. I wouldn't have ever thought of that touch

Hope your swap box comes in handy for the new line. As mentioned earlier, if you need any additional hardware, let me know.

Good Job! Posted: 8:59 pm on March 8th
ninnarae writes: This is SO cool! I love that you take old pieces and bring them together into something so great and useful! I can't wait to see your creations! And the name- Wreckage- PERFECT! Posted: 8:56 pm on March 8th
Bec4 writes: Love it--the color is so vibrant. Is the box of yardsticks on top attached or display? Posted: 8:54 pm on March 8th
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