Repurposed, Restyled, & Reclaimed Furniture
Guide To: Stores that specialize in repurposing and restyling old furniture. Some people have a knack for breathing new life into old things. Many of them have opened stores, making their Frankenstein-like creations available to anyone who wants them. The shopowners featured here are clever people who’ve inspired us with their good ideas for transforming furniture. Reestore: Reestore is the brainchild of Max McMurdo,who excels in “Cheekily” turning waste objects into stylish and functional pieces of furniture and accessories. The White Attic: Owner Terry Ledford scouts for the shop’s dressers, tables, and chairs, while the White Attic team updates Terry’s finds using low-VOC paints and varnishes. You have to call or visit the store in-person to buy. Three Potato Four: Husband and wife team Janet Morales and Stu Eli keep their store stocked with a rotating collection of vintage pieces. Beautiful styling and photographs provide ideas for updating and reusing old items like crates, maps, and canisters. Old Village Hall: Scott Hill screenprints these literary textiles by hand. The resulting material is used to reupholster old armchairs, pillows and dining chairs. The Steel Fork: Ben and Kate Gatski are just a couple of farmers/artists living out their sustainable dream in rural Pennsylvania, where they make furniture and home decor out of recycled farm machinery parts. Driftwood: David Browne handmakes furniture from reclaimed timber. Many of the store’s wares are made from recycled and/or repurposed materials. The Standard Chair is made from carved wooden chair backs, steel plate seat and legs, and industrial aluminum mesh.
Kansas City Northland Real Estate
This years Fall season was a exceptionally beautiful one. The gorgeous colors everywhere are stunning, and the city of Liberty was decked out in fall foliage everywhere you looked. Lake Forest Estates is a tucked away gem in the Northland. Located very close to The Coves, Lake Forest Estates has a gorgeous lake that is surrounded by beautiful single family homes. The Villas of Montclair is located off of I-35 and 152 Highway’s just off Flintlock Rd making it a breeze to commute throughout the city. This beautiful community offers lawn maintenance and snow removal leaving you more time for you. The neighbors of the communities of North Brook which consist of North Brook, Trails of North Brook, Oaks of North Brook, Estates of North Brook and The Meadows of North Brook all share and enjoy 2 neighborhood swimming pools. The Villas of North Brook is a gorgeous subdivision off of Shoal Creek and 152 Highway. This community is a maintenance provided subdivision offering lawn care and snow removal. I love driving through Wynbrick during the spring, summer and fall. The gorgeous mature trees line the streets throughout the subdivision and really make this neighborhood stand out. Charleston Harbor is located in the Northland and is a tucked away gem with rolling hills and a picture perfect lake. This community enjoys several amenities such as a community pool, walking trails, White Rock Lake and a stunning waterfall. Gorgeous grounds surround the community at Shoal Creek Valley, The Preserve. The center of the community has a beautiful common area with a large green space for community gatherings.
Preferred Series 7025 Audio Tubes
Although the tubes that were in there don’t suck, I do like the new ones better. My initial reaction was that they’re brighter, but it’s not quite that simple. With the neck pickup selected, when strumming an open E chord, the old tubes actually have a more boomy sound, with the low E and A strings dominating the sound, covering up the high B and E strings a bit. When alternating between the low E, A & D strings, it sounded a little fuzzy & undefined, with a bit of a “Grind”. The new tubes allow the higher notes to really ring out on the open chords, but the low notes are still full sounding. The lows don’t quite drone as much, but they sound a bit tighter–more controlled, and without the grind. These tubes overdrive just as soon, but they do it more “Gracefully”. With individual notes picked, especially higher notes, this is where it’s somewhat surprising. Although open chords sound brighter, solo lines sound warmer. With the old tubes, notes on the higher strings sound more brittle and tinny–especially on the G & B strings. With the new tubes, they sound bright but smooth–cleaner & “Quieter”, if you will. It’s kind of a paradox that they they’re both brighter and less brittle & harsh at the same time. The differences translate into the high gain channels, but I wanted to use the clean channel as a starting point, since it’s less likely to cover things up. The mod that Jerry Pinnelli at FJA Mods did on my preamp is PHENOMENAL sounding–more along the lines of a modded Marshall JCM800 now. The new tubes really go well with the mod, and give me the sound I was looking for.