Monday, August 6, 2012

Welcome Square Nail to the Neighborhood

Square Nail
Recently opened at 4860 N Clark Street, Square Nail is the newest addition to the Andersonville family of awesome home furnishing and custom retailers. In case you have not had a chance to stop by yet and meet the amiable brothers/owners of Square Nail the ADC has a little bit of information about what it is they are up to in their retail space and workshop.

Square Nail makes new furniture from old wood.  Resourcing materials from old barns, the brothers of Square Nail find the reclaimed wood to have a beauty and character that new lumber lacks.  Their reclaimed wood materials are typically walnut, white or red elm, oak, or pine.  Each piece of knotty, warped, nail punctured wood adds personality to a custom made piece. 

The brother are constantly challenged to find ways to incorporate interesting items into their furniture.  Copper tubing, rusty metal, copper plates, aluminum dragons, and an old sink have found their way into recent designs.  In addition they utilize the skills of a stained glass artist, hand wood turner, and welder to assist in these creations.

At Square Nail you will find an assortment of lamps, benches, and tables that include pub, coffee, sofa, end and kitchen styles, all created from reclaimed wood. All items are unique designs that range from clean and sleek to rough and industrial. Current pieces in the shop also include a butcher block island, a bathroom vanity and mirror, and stools. The shop will regularly have frames, framed mirrors and framed stained glass as well as smaller accessories such as vases, bowls, and other items hand-turned from reclaimed wood.

By far the most unique aspect of Square Nail is that it is divided into a showroom and woodworking shop.  A charming reclaimed barn door divides the space while still welcoming curious customers to take a peek in  the woodworking shop. While the brothers have created a number of pieces to speak to their skill and adventure for design, they would love to work with new clients to create custom pieces.  For clients, everything is done on-site and the customer has an opportunity to engage in every step of the process.

Take some time to stop by the shop and see what Square Nail has to offer, it is certainly worth a look just to see what the brothers are working on now!

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