Brooklyn Streets Work Table
Studio Progression: Part V

Furniture / Interiors / Parliament / Studio / Typography

I read once that no office could ever enjoy success without a work table constructed from a pizza oven and street signs, so I felt obligated to buy one. I turns out that they are very difficult to find. Luckily, I know a guy who knows this other guy who said that he could make one. This is how it went down…

Finished Brooklyn Streets table

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STEP ONE: Find a pizza oven and take the base. We found ours in the basement of Rose’s Equipment and Supply down on SE Clay. If you haven’t had a scary-back-alley-illegal-bloodsport-tournament type of experience then head down to Rose’s basement. Keep your eyes peeled, bring a friend, and expect to find some crazy stuff.

Workbench getting a bottom shelf

Though it may have seen better years, this pizza oven base will soon be back in biz.

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STEP TWO: Buy some overpriced street signs and chop them up. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on eBay. Get that eBay iPhone app. Watch your bids like a Spanish soap opera. And then be prepared to spend a lot more then you ever, ever imagined paying for shipping.

Ours all came from Brooklyn, NY: Shore Parkway, 17th Avenue, and Bay Ridge Avenue.

Drawer faces

Lay 'em out...

Still dirty, but getting closer

...and mill 'em down.

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STEP THREE: Destroy a barn and put it back together in the shape of a table. Our trusty tradesmen Kyle Sharp found the leftovers from a 1920’s barn and used it to build the guts of the table out and Greg Forcum did a bit of custom metal work to frame the table top. And there you have it, as simple as 1-2-3.

Stand-up work table

Getting dressed up

Stand-up work table drawers

Drawers getting glued up

The new Shore Parkway

Getting framed up

Finished Brooklyn Streets table



  • Which drawer bakes the pizza?

  • May 29 2009 John Escher
  • Killer, dude.

  • May 29 2009 Jethro
  • sick.

  • May 29 2009 gabe
  • lookin’ good.

  • June 09 2009 akrokdesign

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