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RetroWorks' Industrial Media Console

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RetroWorks' Industrial Media Console

Photo Credit: RetroWorks Inc.   New this fall! A TV stand with a little entertainment value! RetroWorks is very excited to announce the launch of our industrial style media console.  We’ve spent quite a lot of time perfecting our design and carefully handcrafting this unit to ensure that the accent pieces of the unit, like our own brackets and rivets, all add to the beauty of its industrial style but also adhere to the durable and utilitarian qualities expected of industrial furniture as well.  We also worked very hard to ensure that this TV stand is the perfect place to...

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Hot Off the Presses - Designlines Special Guide Edition 2017

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Hot Off the Presses - Designlines Special Guide Edition 2017

RetroWorks is very excited and proud to be included in the Online section of the Designlines Special Guide Edition this month.  With gratitude to Designlines for including us for our inaugural edition, we invite you to check out this magazine for an amazing and detailed directory of all sorts of furniture retailers and designers throughout Toronto and Canada.  If there is something you're coveting but just cannot find, we suspect that this guide will help you source it.  

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RetroWorks - A Year of Firsts

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RetroWorks - A Year of Firsts

Photo Credit: NorthStar203 from iStock by Getty Images It’s hard for us to believe, because time flew so quickly, but RetroWorks is celebrating its first year this month and what an amazing time it has been! Ultimately, RetroWorks was born out of passion for the industrial style aesthetic. In the summer of 2015, we needed some shelves for our relatively new home and Jamie decided he wanted to make some in the industrial style. He made the frame from steel angle iron and the shelves from rough sawn wood. Once he finished the shelves and mounted them on casters, we...

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Customer Photos - Powerhouse Cart Coffee Table Stylin' in Toronto

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Customer Photos - Powerhouse Cart Coffee Table Stylin' in Toronto

  There is nothing so gratifying as a happy customer.  Truly.  There's really nothing like it. Designing and making handcrafted industrial furniture is an exceptionally challenging undertaking.  Cutting and assembly can be very hard on the body, leveling the furniture is a meticulous and exacting process and the final paint process is an ergonomic nightmare.  All of these things are those which we take on gladly, because, quite simply, we get so much out of seeing the finished product come together.  But there is nothing like the reward we get, when a customer is truly delighted with the end result.  ...

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Guest Blog in Medium - The resurgence in handcrafted furniture

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Guest Blog in Medium - The resurgence in handcrafted furniture

RetroWorks was born out of passion for the industrial style aesthetic.  Over the years together, Jamie and I sought out and purchased a lot steel furniture, including a coat rack, a bar cart, an office desk, a coffee tables and a media console.  While in all of these cases, we love the appearance of these items, we noticed that they lacked the enduring quality and craftsmanship we'd hope for in an industrial piece.  Some began to rust and some were made of a lower grade steel that didn't hold up to weight of the items, like a TV, that we'd put on...

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