THANK YOU & my latest salvage yard bonanza!

November 23rd, 2008 in member junk     
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the overall haul...
The square galvanized tubs came out of a tin factory and I
think I am going to bolt them together and make a shelving unit… stay tuned for
more on that one.
The amazing green & rusty table frame came out of a
machine shop and they used a forklift to get it to my truck. It’s uber-heavy
with casters. I can’t decide whether or not to put the table in my lab (as
Geo’s now named my studio) or make it my desk at work. Hmmm.
Take a look at the wood texture thing – no idea what it is
but because it wasn’t metal, they gave it to me for free. Nice!  
The wheel – not sure yet on those guys but I
couldn’t pass them up! Probably some sort of outside (or inside) table thing. He measures over 2 feet across.
The sprocket
I took these off of some sort of cutter-type thing. The galvanized rings  that come off are the best part.
Over 90 faucet knobs (I took almost everyone off – gotta
love those vise grips!). Shhh, but I think I’ll be giving some wind chimes as
Christmas gifts this year.
Lots of fun smalls to include a bucket of some old keys for
my sister’s kindergarten art class as well as some bits and pieces for my art sculptures.
The three paddle sort of thing came out of a vintage washing
machine. I’m thinking some sort of candle holder or maybe a lamp?  
The stainless steel Dr.’s cabinet is in really good shape
and is going to become the side table in our guest room.
BUT, the most amazing find of all has to be the vintage
molecule models that came from the owner’s personal stash that I have been quietly
eyeing, [longing for, coveting, drooling over] for more than a year. She thought
they would be best at home with me and I couldn’t agree more.
the overall haul...

the overall haul...

First of all, a BIG thank you to Sue & Team for asking me to become a contributor to the wonderful world of JMS. I am honored and excited to be a part of such a great group of talented friends and look forward to posting and reading about all kinds of wonderfully creative people, projects and things.

Well, I had a couple banner days at my favorite salvage yard and wanted to share some of the “raw goods” I found. I have lots of ideas swimming in my head and plan on sharing the ends products with everyone along the way….

Take a look...

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, eclectic, industrial, aluminium-metallic

Comments (9)

JunkArchitect writes: Wow, really great stuff. I especially like the faucet knobs. You could wire them together and make a garland to wrap around your Christmas tree. Posted: 10:37 pm on December 5th
IowaJunkGypsy writes: Hmm, I like the wheel best, I think. And the bins (though I have a tendency to pile bins full of stuff and I'm trying to cut down on piling stuff, so I guess that rules out the cabinet too- but the water valve handles look cool....

Anita Posted: 1:53 pm on November 26th
Junkinbellachris writes: I love the 'bins'... I could see them some how incorporated in a storage unit with the large table frame...
boy I wish there were some salvage places open this time of year here...
congrats on being a contributor!yay.
Posted: 9:41 pm on November 25th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: of your projects is going to involve a duck, right? I see "duck feet" among your hardware photo.

And are you sure you weren't going from house to house to remove their faucet handles? I've never seen so many in a pile. Wow!

Great finds...and I want that table frame.

Candy Posted: 8:08 am on November 24th
MimiToria writes: Congrats Jenny on the contributor status. You've got a very creative mind and I've enjoyed following along with each one of your great posts.
It is fun for us to have you share a post such as this showing some of your raw finds. Can't wait to see what you create with all of this. Great stuff!

Gretchen Posted: 9:24 pm on November 23rd
CottageElements writes: Jenny, great stash! I think my favorite would have to be the table frame. I'd love to see it with a tin or metal top. It could be distressed with muriatic acid to give it that aged look. It would be awesome! I also think the wood thingy is fab. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure something phenominal. I'm sooo jealous!

Lani Posted: 6:28 pm on November 23rd
suewhitney writes: Amazing! You have my mind swimming now too! Although, I love the entire stock pile of junk, I do believe the textured wood pieces are my fav. Can't wait to see what comes next. Thanks so much Jenny.

Be well,
Sue Posted: 5:35 pm on November 23rd
LuAnn writes: First of all-congrat on being a "contributor"--way to go!! What a tremendous hall. Love all these items especially the faucet knobs. Looking forward to future finished projects.

LuAnn Posted: 5:29 pm on November 23rd
catbishop writes: The molecules are just way too cool. Congrats on being a contributor!

Cat Posted: 3:53 pm on November 23rd
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