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Pull the tracks up and make them a table – that was the general idea in our most popular design, the Sleepers Coffee Table. We did this one up as an experiment to see if we could pull off the two-tone stain effect. We think we did. Believe it or not, you …

Adjusting the Doors

Rick absolutely owned the door adjustment part of the project. He had all of it down and was able to accommodate all the idiosyncrasies that come with using the heavily distressed wood. At this point, it was just getting ready to go into the crates to be shipped.   The …

Bigger Triangles

We’ve been getting several folks at different shows saying, “Do you make a larger Triangle Table? Dining Table Size? Well, in fact, …

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One of a Kind – Here We Go!

It’s always great to take Rail Yard Studios on the road – tiring and hard, but very gratifying. We love getting to …

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Bike Racks

We did a short run of our bike rack series, and we were quite pleased with the results. We threw our bikes …

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Four-Square Table

The simplicity of the design of our Four-Square Table lends itself to many interesting options. The tables were originally built with the …

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Flow on a Curve-Worn Rail Head

The small lip on the head of the rail is called “flow.” It’s formed by trains running over track with heavy loads …

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Rail Inventory

Shot these photos of stacks of freshly cut rail. This is just one way we are getting a bit ahead of things, …

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Cleaning Spikes

Spikes come in covered in mud, rust and old creosote, so we clean them off. Zach ran some mad scientist experiments using …

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Guitar Stand

Occasionally we throw out designs that never hit the sketchpad. Our first guitar stand prototype resulted in something that is a bit …