Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Something New For First Friday?,…

I’ve been to First Fridays in downtown Florence numerous times. There seems to always be something new to see and hear. First Fridays begins again in March and will go through December in 2012. The monthly event just seems to get better and better.
Andy Downing is a carpenter that I’ve had the privilege of working behind on a couple of jobs. Hanging doors and putting up crown molding, window casings by day and making art made of wood by night and weekends. Andy is planning to showcase some of his wares at First Friday this year. His items for sale are unique and something I haven’t seen at the event. But words cannot do it justice. So here are a few pictures with a brief description of the item.

379876_218252254927216_100002273289357_506611_1214831527_nA buffet made of heart pine. A one of a kind piece. The heart pine is 120 years old. Great looking piece for that rustic look.
387891_218239688261806_100002273289357_506548_575542881_n1325897328654A bar, also made of heart pine. Top view is without a poly finish, bottom view is with a poly finish. Heart pine is very expensive, but very durable.
A coffee table and two end tables made from 100 year old Southern pine tongue and groove. The old paint has been sanded and sealed back down for an amazing look. These are one of a kind and probably my favorite. You can click the pictures to enlarge them.
All of these items are for sale and Andy will be adding to his collection in the future I’m sure. If you would like to contact him for these items you can do so at and tell him OB sent ya.

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