Saturday, February 13, 2016

Construction Picture Gallery 2

Our new front door, and the windows provide an enticing view inside the new space

Upstairs the windows were also put in adding essential light to the upstairs

In between the antiques and salvage department there is a really nice vintage door

A unique stair railing was constructed from livestock fencing and a 100+ year old beam

The stair railing treatment was echoed by using it around the mezzanine opening

Looking down to the lower level through the mezzanine

Chris found some gorgeous door hardware for our front entrance

3 coats of paint complete the walls as this project nears completion!

Construction Picture Gallery 1

The new floor has a 12 x 12 hole cut into it for a mezzanine so we can see through to the level below

A few of the local Amish folks did a lot of  the new construction work

The window framework gives a hint of what is to come

A funky barricade kept everyone from falling through the mezzanine hole
Doors become walls become doors

It was a very large undertaking inside a very large building

Work was done on top of the existing merch! 

Chris wanted windows between the antique area and the salvage area

Walls covered the framework as it all started to come together

Even the back side started to close in as the construction continued on

The holes for the windows are cut in

Bringing It All Together in 2016

We have been happy to fill this beautiful old warehouse space here that includes the Tower on 55 Willett in Fort Plain. A few years ago, Chris added the Salvage Dept and it has been a huge success.
The idea of reuse and recycling is taking hold in our current environmental and economic climate and our world is better for it. We have been fortunate to be able to offer a wide variety of interesting salvaged items for our customers and love finding unique things for the store.

Our growth has caused us some new and unexpected issues. The most significant problem has been the large distance between the antiques and the salvage areas. It's difficult for Chris to manage the store in this manner - I cannot understand why he can't be in 2 places at once!! *wink wink* - We just had to come up with a solution. I suggested a Hoverboard so that Chris could jet back and forth on the sidewalk …this wasn't favored. A Scooter idea was also rejected. Finally, during the wee hours of morning, while sipping on our coffee and tea, we came to the conclusion that a move was the answer. A MOVE!??? A teensy tiny move, 2 doors down! We decided to move the antiques down to the salvage area.

After consulting with Robert Hancock (our gracious benevolent Landlord) we hatched a floor plan and the idea became a reality.
So much work has gone down by so many people in the past year in order to put this new vision in place and we are finally ready to perform the actual task of moving! It's so exciting…