Saturday, September 29, 2012

Old School Desk: Making the Old New Again

This is one of the current projects being worked on at Flat River Furniture. Some of our furniture comes from parts reclaimed from older pieces. Bringing new life to something old is a great way to have something new and unique while maintaining vintage charm.

The legs of this table come from an old school desk. While it is not finished yet, it is shaping up to be a beauty. The top is made out of oak with cherry inlays.

The best thing about a piece like this is that is has so much potential to function as whatever you need it to be. Side table? A chic place for your kids to do homework?  A place to rest your mail? Or maybe outside in a sitting area? You decide.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Buy Furniture, Support the Community

Flat River Furniture will be donating 20% of all sales to the Lions for the remainder of 2012.

The Coventry West Greenwich Lions is a generous organization that helps that community thru a force of volunteers. From helping build handicap accessible ramps to providing scholarships, it is their goal to serve those in need. The Lions raise funds throughout the year through various fundraisers such as bikes runs, pancake breakfasts, and steak fries in order to support their mission.

My family and I joined the Coventry West Greenwich Lions in honor of my late father-in-law who was a member for several years. It has been a fulfilling experience. Every bit helps us help more people. That is why I will be donating 20% of this years sales to support the Lions cause. Not only will you be buying a beautiful piece of furniture for your home, but you will supporting the greater community at the same time. That rustic bench your seeking for your backyard could mean a world of good.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Potters Bench

This potters bench is a versatile addition to any decor. It can be used as a place to nurture your plants or a exquisite outdoor wine bar. Made of native red oak, its simplicity adds to its beauty. All surfaces have been hand planed and hand finished. No details we overlooked, making this a must have piece. Notice the branch accouterments and the cherry stitching on the bench surface. This is a one of a kind accessory that should not be overlooked. 

Please leave a comment below if you are interested in more information about this potters bench.

Flat River Furniture Introduction

In today's world all things seem to be mass produced or imported. The quality of merchandise is not what it used to be or what it should be. That is why I have started building furniture the old fashioned way using hand tools and pride of workmanship. At Flat River Furniture you can find unique and unusual one of a kind pieces of furniture to accent any location. All our furniture is handmade using native hardwoods and a little bit of love. As new pieces are created I shall be posting them here. I hope what you see pleases you and please leave your opinions as they are greatly appreciated. Thank you!