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Monday, June 29, 2009

Antique Settee & Chair - Newly Upholstered

it's a good thing i don't have
any more room left in my little cottage
or else these would be coming to my house!
recently upholstered
by Benchmark Custom Uphostery

with a fun mix of
arts & craft colors
and retro design

the frames have been restored

and are ready for their new home!

Available here @
Black Dog Salvage
$400 for the set

Friday, June 26, 2009

Butcher Block Prep Table

here's the latest from our shop
this will soon be a prep table in
Tony Pope's new restaurant
made from a vintage table salvaged
from Roanoke's Southern Pawn
and topped with butcher block
from Bally Block - mentioned HERE

here's Ted in his new office,
proof that leaving your desk job
can make you smile!

Shiva Lingam Fountain Trough

we've been admiring this trough
ever since it came in...
only now we know what it symbolizes!

many thanks to our customer,
a professor of south asian & himalayan religions,
for letting us know that this is part of a
available here @ Black Dog Salvage
for $375

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spectacular Summer Sale - Grand Antique Wrought Iron Gates - 3 matching sets available!

incredible gates make for an incredible SALE!
3 matching gates available
just relisted on Ebay
starting at only $4,000
click HERE

Black Lab in need of a home in Roanoke, VA

While we are primarily an architectural salvage warehouse,
our name is Black Dog Salvage.
So it's only fitting to try to help black dogs
find a home when we can.
And who can resist this one???

This sweet 5 year old lab is in need of a loving family.
Her family is moving into an apartment
that does not allow pets.
If you know of a good home for her,
Thank You!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Reclaimed Wood + Antique Bed Posts = Custom Farm Table, Part 2

we liked the table we made recently for a client
(mentioned HERE ) so much... we built one for you

made here in our shop using
reclaimed heart pine flooring

available here @ Black Dog Salvage
for $975

stop by to see it in person

Power Tool Drag Race July 4th - Clinic THIS SUNDAY

July 4th
Take a power tool, say a circular saw,
and attach rollerblade wheels to it
and you have a power tool drag racer!
Of course it is a little harder to make one
and a lot safer than it sounds.
Competitors race their creations in 12" wide
plywood troughs behind barriers and all that...
but the event is still bizarre, humours and very creative!
Presented by the
Sunday, June 28th
12pm- 3pm
In anticipation of the upcoming Powertool Drag Race on July 4th, John Wilson (mad-scientist) will hold a clinic at The Wilson Hughes Gallery Studios on Campbell Avenue for anyone interested in modifying a powertool into a powertool racer. John will have examples on hand and will discuss the ins and outs of modifying powertools into hot rod racing machines. This clinic will include hands on demonstration, history of the sport, and fun!
Sponsored by:

Friday, June 19, 2009

Reclaimed Wood + Antique Bed Posts = Custom Farm Table

i have a feeling pictures of Sally
will look like this for the rest of summer
the heat seems to make her tongue grow!

here's the latest to come from our shop

our client had pieces of reclaimed oak

we had these fun antique turned bed posts

together they make a custom

one-of-a-kind farm table!

Loveable "Marley" Lab in need of a home!

Meet Marley!
well, that's not really his name
but if you've seen the movie, Marley & Me
you'll know what i mean :)

He's 8 months old and looking for a forever home.

Know of anyone looking for a loveable lab
with tons of energy?
He's neutered, microchipped and up to date on his shots.
Please contact us for more info.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Indoor / Outdoor Showers via Dwell & Apartment Therapy

beautiful images of indoor/outdoor showers
posted on Dwell (found via Apartment Therapy)

want to create your own?

we have the shower to start your project
click HERE

this photo was included in the dwell photos
i'm LOVING the rocker
anyone know where to find one???

DEEPLY DISCOUNTED Venetian Murano Crystal 18K Gold Chandeliers

these chandeliers have added fabulous bling
to our salvage warehouse

we've been keeping them for a friend
who ordered them in 1994 for a new construction
project that never materialized

she's ready to move on to the next project
so we've drastically reduced the prices
with the hopes of finding them new homes
For the Ebay listings,
click HERE

Monday, June 15, 2009

Silver Tears Campers - Tear Drop Campers

in an age where products are often shipped across seas,
it's refreshing to see true craftmanship is still
alive & well here in the states

our friend, John Davis custom designs & builds

sleek & light enough to be towed by
a Mini Cooper

with an open air galley kitchen

and plenty of room to get a good nights rest
so you can enjoy the outdoors!

in sarah susanka terms, this is the

'not so big camper'

for more information on the Woody pictured above click HERE

and click HERE for a great article
by Lisa Soltis

stop by to see the Woody in person
Black Dog Salvage

Happy Trails!

Custom Table with Aluminum Cradle Base - Customer Photos

We love hearing from our customers and
are always pleased to hear positive feedback.
Thank you!
We just received this from a client who recently purchased a custom dining table made from aluminum cradles. A good lesson that pictures rarely due justice! If you have a chance to come see us in person, please visit our warehouse!

"The table is an enormous hit! I'd previously sent out pictures to friends based on the picture on eBay, so everyone was surprised that the real table is much cooler than the photo suggests.
My sister-in-law (an art professor) and her husband (a retired professor of architecture at UVA) came over to ooh and ahh at the table yesterday, and they said unequivocally that it is the most interesting piece of furniture that we own. It looks astounding on our deck, which is surrounded by a lot of greenery (flowers, shrubs and trees). We bought apple green resin chairs to go with it, and between the glass top and the various shades of green and the aluminum base, the overall visual effect of the table is astounding. We're obviously very happy. Please pass that on to Mike and Robert."

Here are the Ebay pictures:

and the table in its new home:

We hope that it is enjoyed for many years
to come filled with fun al fresco memories!

Michigan Maple Block - Bally Block Company - Custom Butcher Block Tables

we are proud to now carry

Robert & Koiner's 'Pop Pop', Ed Kulp,

worked for Bally Block as a teenager

and went on to manage Bally Block in Pennsylvannia

(he lost a few fingers along the way!)

many variations available

including the Monarch Meat Block pictured above

Coutertops, Industrial Bench Tops

Block Furniture, Foodservice Tops

The counter tops are excellent for custom designs!

Click HERE for an example

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Butcher Block + Antique Wrought Iron = Kitchen Island


i love this new creation!

simple, elegant design
with castors & baskets for storage

sally digs it, too!

new butcher block top
made by the Bally Block Company
click HERE to see why we chose Bally Block!

available here @ Black Dog Salvage

maple top: 5 ft x 2 ft x 3" thick
overall island height: 38 1/4"