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Opening the Kimono

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Opening the Kimono

Sneak Preview - We're opening the kimono.  Watch our Industrial End Tables in production. - Dated August 24, 2016

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RetroWorks is Duty Free

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RetroWorks is Duty Free

 We are pleased to announce that our Canadian handmade furniture is duty free. There will be no duty charged when you order our industrial furniture online from the United States.  We have been certified under NAFTA. Since we sell our furniture across Canada and the United States, we've worked with a customs broker to conduct a proper NAFTA verification.  The advantage for our customers is that our products will ship to the U.S. without incurring costs outside of your original purchase price and shipping charge.  So rest assured, what you see is what you pay.  No surprises from Uncle Sam...

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Industrial Coffee Tables You'll Want to See

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Industrial Coffee Tables You'll Want to See

Industrial Furniture Enthusiasts: These Stunners are a Must-See Steel and Wood with a Glass Top...on Casters!  RetroWorks is excited to offer a new line of coffee tables to compliment our industrial bookcases.   Ideal for a home, condo, loft, cottage or an office, these coffee tables are handmade with high quality materials and a commitment to artisanal craftsmanship, durability and evoking a vintage industrial appearance.  These coffee tables feature the same riveted steel frame and wood bottom shelf as our bookcases, but also feature new dramatic 5 inch high iron casters and a striking 3/8 inch tempered glass table top. Our coffee tables...

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Shelfie McShelfface - Naming Industrial Furniture

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Shelfie McShelfface - Naming Industrial Furniture

One of the best parts of the creative design process is giving your finished product a name. Before your industrial style bookcase, coffee table or dining table is put up for sale, you get to dream up something to call it that will stoke the imagination of potential buyers and add to the fun factor. Here are a few thoughts on exercising your marketing muscle.   Railroad Junction Shelf When Liz and I brainstormed over what to call our series of vintage style industrial bookcases we had a thought process. First, we listed some of the most renowned industrial cities in...

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What Ever Happened to the Rivet?

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What Ever Happened to the Rivet?

What Ever Happened to the Rivet? The hallmark of iron and steel work that was manufactured in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century was the rivet. Neat lines and arrays of those characteristic domed heads – they gave a distinct look and charm to railway bridges, building frames, machinery, boilers, tanks, ships and aircraft that is usually only seen today in vintage industrial iron and steel construction.   By Manfred Wassmann, alias BerlinSight (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons A rivet is essentially a steel shaft with a domed or mushroom shaped head that is heated...

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