Below are some examples of the beautiful work that Robbie Fortney, the artist of the company Born Again Detroit Custom Carpentry, created by using wood and materials that come from the falling barns, warehouses, small businesses, tear-downs, and scrap piles scattered about Southeast Michigan. Whether it held aging wine in a barrel, wine in bottles as they shipped the globe, or held the roof up over the heads of a storied string of Detroit families, God’s own artwork, the natural beauty of wood, is waiting in dark dusty corners for somebody to come reveal it. Salvaged, revitalized, resurrected, using his unique eye to give new life to recycled wood.
In his own words:
Anything goes in my shop. I have developed prototypes for some “flagship” items, but they all have room to be fully customized. Most of my builds have arisen from necessity, be it functionality or simply to artfully furnish a space with idyllic character. I would be happy to regenerate any of the things pictured on this site, or to talk ideas with you about how to form fit something to your needs, something truly yours, and one of a kind.”
If you would like to contact Robbie to discuss the possibility of getting some of his beautiful work for yourself the information is below:
Born Again Detroit Custom Carpentry
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