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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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Guest Blog in Dwell on Industrial Style Design

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Guest Blog in Dwell on Industrial Style Design

We've been busy doing a little extra circular writing these days and wanted to share with you one of the guest blogs we've written recently in Dwell, Putting Industrial Style Design into Your Living Space. The article speaks to the growing popularity of industrial style design and how you can incorporate it into your home to achieve the stylish urban vibe it is known for.  Hope you'll swing by Dwell to check it out, and stay tuned here for more similar articles down the road.    (Photo Credit Above:  Asbe - iStock by Getty Images)  

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Buying Furniture Online: Fully Assembled or Unassembled?

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Buying Furniture Online:  Fully Assembled or Unassembled?

Why it makes sense to buy fully assembled furniture on-line. Whenever I tell people that my online business makes retro industrial furniture, the question I get asked the most is: “Is it delivered unassembled?”  What I feel like saying is “no, we’re not a Swedish big-box furniture store!” What I usually end up saying is something along the lines of “some of our pieces have over a hundred fasteners and need to be meticulously squared, levelled and painted, none of which we would expect our customers to do.”  “We’re not a Swedish big-box furniture store.”   We’ve been so well trained...

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Industrial Furniture Casters – Reinventing the Wheel

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Industrial Furniture Casters – Reinventing the Wheel

How industrial casters are finding their way into retro, vintage style furniture everywhere. By Jamie Filman, RetroWorks It used to be that there were two kinds of casters: there were the fragile little ceramic or wooden wheels on home and office furniture – think of your grandmother’s early 20th century chairs and desks - or the kind used in heavy industrial applications – everything from shopping carts to factory floor equipment. But what’s old is new again. In recent years, industrial casters have had a revival and are making their way into vintage industrial home and office furniture.  Casters have been...

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