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recycled tractor hood table – functional eco art

recycled tracto rhood table

Functional sculpture – this one of a kind table is handmade in rural Pennsylvania by Ben Gatski in his Steel Fork studio.  The table’s base is created from the hood of an old French Allis Chalmers tractor and features the character and work-worn patina acquired through decades of tilling the fields.

tractor hood table

The piece is designed to be used as a small bar, entry or side table. The table’s top is hand cut with a plasma cutter, all metal parts are sealed with a water-based enamel making the table suitable for interior or exterior use.

The Steel Fork studio specializes in creating sculptures, furniture and other home decorating pieces from upcycled and repurposed old farm machinery.

Related: “Recycled Farm Machinery Becomes Art Sculpture and Home Furnishings

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Monday, January 14, 2013

eco-friendly doormats on sale



Our friends at Hipcycle (hip, upcycled home goods and apparel) currently feature a sale through the end of January on select doormats created from a variety of upcycled materials.

Take your pick of size and style; choose from doormats made of reclaimed “float rope” used by lobster fishermen off the coast of Maine, to reclaimed tire material. Both materials are extremely durable. (Prices vary, beginning at $16.)

Make every step count – keep your doorway clean and make Mother Earth happy – every time you enter your home you can feel good knowing you’re helping to keep perfectly good material from reaching those ever-growing landfills.

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