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Pretty Doors All in a Row

Remember The Eagles’ song “Pretty Maids All in a Row?”   Well these are pretty doors all in a row. Gives you a look at the scale of this project and the amount of space we took up pulling each of these together.   The mix of red and white …

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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 see people’s reaction to our product, and we’re flattered that we’ve been so well received in Chicago – the rail capital of the United States. So we are …

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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 idea of them having the four sections all up top as a four-square table. Rob Humphreys looked at it and said, let’s turn it upside down too. While …

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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 …

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Planked Crossties

These surprised us. We were stunned at the beauty of what came out of these crossties. The gum (top pic) has a …

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Going Corporate

Thanks to Callie Engstrom with FME for the photo of our Wrong Side of the Tracks Conference Table installed in its new home. It’s …

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Boxing It Up

Things have been going well for us in many regards at Rail Yard Studios. We’ve gotten better and more efficient by planning …

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Ambient Fall Lighting

The ambient lighting in the early evening this time of year produces some amazing photos with no help from filters or any …

Ears Ears Ears

Ears. Ears. And more ears.

    If memory serves correctly, it was Pop who first named these pieces “ears” – slices of rail that are just …