I know I can’t be the only one who always needs more deskspace. Whether it’s to layout everything I need to do, draw and design to scale, or just display pictures and chachkies that lift me up when I’m hard at work. Actually I DO know that I’m not the only one because we’ve just … Continue reading The Space It Takes
As mentioned in our most recent post, we just finished a really unique wine rack for a realtor in the DC area. We know that the future homeowner of the newly renovated house is going to love their custom built-in! Here is how it looked after installation! We also wanted to take the time to show … Continue reading UPDATE: MAD Wine Designs, Plus Floating Shelves!
For the majority of K+A’s projects, we use reclaimed pine wall studs from Baltimore and Washington row homes more than 100 years old. It’s not just about all the luscious colors and wood grain accents in all their glory; however, it’s also about taking in the history that they bring into our shop and allowing … Continue reading Reclaimed History
We had not made a traditional farm table in several months when we got the order in for this table. It was fun to get to go back to the basics and create a piece similar to what got me started making furniture full-time! Needless to say, I have come a long way since the … Continue reading The K Street Modern Industrial Farm Table
We have been working with Towne Realty and MAD Properties on Washington DC row home renovations. Most of the wood we use on the projects come from Washington DC row homes that are being renovated. It is extremely rewarding to take wood that most people would throw away and breath new life into it. Taking … Continue reading Washington DC Row Home Restoration
I am pleased to announce that Kurtz + Atkins Design has been named a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Design finalist. Voting will start September 15th! Stay tuned for more information on how to vote for us! Continue reading Martha Stewart American Made Design Finalist
I was contacted last month by Simpson Strong-Tie to take part in their DIY Done Right Campaign. I jumped at the opportunity, since we were in desperate need of additional organization in our workshop! We desperately needed a shipping and receiving area, so we could quickly process website orders. Simpson sent us two kits and $50 to Home Depot to create whatever we wanted! Bryan came up with a design that maximized every square inch of available space we had.The project took us an afternoon to complete. The kits are very easy to use!
The best part is one lucky follower will get a kit and $100 to Home Depot to get their DIY on! Who doesn’t love free?! Additionally, Simpson will be giving away $2000 worth of powertools and hardware!
As many of you know, two years ago I started blogging about my DIY projects for fun. Re-store Design began an outlet for fun projects I was working on. In December of 2012 my fiance and I moved to the DC area for her work. Before moving East we made one last trip to my parents’ farm in North Dakota. Before leaving North Dakota, we spent an hour in the frigid 100 year old barn sorting through wood for our future farm table.
Thanks to the Center City Team in Philadelphia for the honor! http://www.centercityteam.com/diy-blogs-to-watch-in-2014/ Continue reading DIY Blogs to Watch 2014