/Metalwork

The Salvage Sister

Metalwork Design & Fabrication 

  • An industrial style coffee table made from a car alloy wheel including the tire. The table base is fabricated from mild steel and salvaged brake disk with toughened glass top and exposed dome nut fixings. A must for car fans, petrol heads, man caves & industrial interiors! Inspiration I wanted to make a coffee table, and I wanted to use something which is often sent to landfill that is incredibly bad for the environment and takes a long time to degrade or is toxic to burn. Car tires ticked both of those boxes. The raw salvaged tire and break disk mount are very hard and industrial, by teaming them with the steel base & toughened glass table top they are transformed into an industrial chic designer homeware. Customise You can either send me a wheel of yours, perhaps off an old car you loved? Or I can salvage one for you. I usually find my wheels for free, if you have specific requirements for your wheel and I need to buy it this cost will be added to the price of the table - you will be invoiced separately for this. Any vehicle wheel can be turned into a coffee table, from formula one, dirt truck, lorry, army truck, car, van, bus - ignite your imagination! COLOUR - You can choose to have your alloy refurbished and sprayed the colour of your choice , this means I will sand the metal part of the wheel, fill any holes & blemishes before priming, spray painting and lacquering your wheel. If you want a very polished & new looking rim you will need your wheel refurbished as salvaged wheels tend to have signs of wear and tear. If you do not choose to have your wheel refurbished it will be cleaned, but any scuffs, scratches etc will still be visible through the glass. You are also welcome to send a wheel that has already been refurbished. LOGO - Choose to have your own logo added to the centre of the wheel, great for businesses and client waiting areas. Or choose the brand of car sticker to show in the centre, or we can keep the one the wheel came with Please click the options in the drop down menu, on ordering you can specify the colour you want - ie; dark blue, black, red, pink etc. If there is a specific RAL colour you need that I have to get specially mixed there may be an extra charge for this dependant on the cost of it. BASE COLOUR - Choose to leave the base natural and have it clear lacquered, or match the colour to your rim. Technical specification Coffee table with toughened glass top, comes with break disk & fabricated mild steel base. Base material - car break disk, car alloy wheel, mild steel box section Salvaged material - car break disk and car alloy wheel Finish - Clear glass, clean rubber and lacquered steel. Lacquered to prevent staining & rust. Dimentions - these measurements depend on the size of the wheel I source for you & your requirements. Height - Approx 500mm, although can be made to your requirements - please leave additional info in message box upon ordering. Table top diameter approx - 600mm Thickness of toughened glass - 6mm Weight - Heavy - dependant on weight of particular wheel & brake disk, usually around 25kg naked. Once wrapped on pallet for shipping around 35kg. ETA - Approximately 4 weeks - if needed quicker please contact me before ordering to see if this is viable. This item is free to collect or deliver within Brighton, if outside this area please contact me with your full address and postcode to find out postage costs to your area before ordering. Item will be securely wrapped on a pallet for shipping. Gift cards are available which can be bought and emailed at any time including holidays meaning last minute gifts have never been easier!  
  • Salvaged vintage bicycle and formed bright steel shelf brackets - a must for industrial styling & heavy duty scaffold board shelving. Inspiration The aim for this piece was to be unique and eye-catching while creating something useful from salvaged materials. Shelf brackets are something every home needs to get clutter up & our of the way, but there's no reason for them to be boring! Price is per pair of brackets. Technical specification Heavy duty brackets made to hold scaffold boards or reclaimed wood shelving. They come with industrial style stainless steel dome head screws and raw plugs  - just mark out your holes, drill and for them - no hassle. Base material - Bright steel Salvaged material - vintage bicycle rim, spokes and gear hub. Finish - brushed steel Lacquered to prevent staining & rust. Dimentions Height - 200mm width - 50mm thickness - 3mm Stands out from wall - 200mm Weight - Approximately 1.4kg a pair ETA - Usually 10 days - shipping cost is added at checkout, shipping for a pair or more of these heavy duty shelf brackets starts at £5.50 to Mainland UK, if you want next day, fully insured shipping the cost is £12.99 - which is much faster, however the time to fabricate them is still applicable before posting. Buy more than 1 pair, or more than 1 product and your shipping will be discounted accordingly. Please contact me for postage costs if you are outside these area's, I am happy to check other postage areas & costs. All of my items are hand made in batches as they are ordered, if I have just made a batch you may receive your item a few days after ordering. If I need to order more steel or source more break disks your order may take slightly longer, please allow 14 days. Last Christmas orders for small items is 15th December 2018 - Gift cards also available which can be bought and emailed at any time including holidays - meaning last minute gifts have never been so easy!
  • Single hat and coat hook - simple continuous hook on flat bright steel plate - comes with industrial style screws, wall plugs & golf ball colour of your choosing. Inspiration  Who doesn't need a hook in their life? I could do with loads of them, which is exactly what started me on this hook extravaganza! Nothing is worse than everyone dumping their winter coats, bags and hats over every available surface! That said, just because this is a functional item that doesn't mean it has to be boring, anything but! I spent some time experimenting with steel round bar and creating lots of hook shapes, I really like the continuous line of this hook & it's optimistic dart to the sky! You can hang coats by their integrated hanging loop on the lower bend & the golf ball is a fantastic place for your hat or hooded attire. I really like the texture of the balls and I'm really pleased to be giving lost balls a new lease of life and diverting them from landfill. Technical specification  My hooks are heavy duty, they are mounted on bright steel flat bar and come with industrial style stainless steel dome head screws and raw plugs  - just mark out your holes, drill and fit them - no hassle. Base material - Bright steel Salvaged material - golf ball Finish - brushed steel Lacquered to prevent staining & rust. Some balls may be spray painted & lacquered if the colour you require is not available in used golf balls at the time of ordering. Please pick the colour you require from the drop down menu. Dimentions Height - 190mm width - 50mm thickness - 3mm Stands out from wall - 200mm Weight - ETA -  Usually under 10 days Shipping is calculated at check out when you input your details. Mainland UK shipping is £2.98 for one hook, add more items and receive a postage discount. All of my items are made in batches as they are ordered, if I have just made a batch you may receive your item a few days after ordering. If I am in the process of sourcing more steel or golf balls your order may take slightly longer, please allow 10-14 days. Last Christmas orders for small items is 15th December 2018 Gift cards also available which can be bought and emailed at any time of your choice including holidays - last minute presents have never been so thoughtful!
  • Simple steel magnetic photo frame

    £6.99
    Steel magnetic picture frame - standalone desk photo frame What is it A very simple industrial style photo frame, simply print off your instagram photos onto glossy paper and secure them to your lacquered steel frame with the magnets provided - a super quick and stylish way to display your favourite photos. Work best with square photos, although other sizes can be custom made for you, including wall hung frames contact us with your requirements Inspiration  The aim for this piece is ‘sleek, simplistic industrial design'.  Photo frames are something we all have, yet far too often instead of letting the image stand out they appear cluttered and heavy, dominating the view. This frame is made from a sheet of steel, formed to the perfect viewing angle before the finish is applied and lacquered for longevity. Technical specification  Finish available 
    • brushed steel - see images
    • Rust - see images
    All finishes are lacquered to prevent staining & rust. Dimentions Height - 130mm Depth - 65mm ETA -  Usually 2-3 working days depending upon post service, at busing times of the year please allow a week. Postage cost calculated at checkout, mainland UK postage is £2.99 - discounts for multiple purchases. If I run out of sheet steel & need to restock your item may take 5 working days to be delivered. Last Christmas orders for small items is 15th December 2018 - Gift cards also available which can be bought and emailed at any time including holidays.
  • Heavy Duty Industrial Shelf Brackets made from salvaged motorbike brake disks & sprockets - a must for industrial styling & heavy duty scaffold board shelving. Choose the base material - would you like something more rustic with an aged patina? Choose mild steel! It's also a lot cheaper than bright or mild steel. Or are you looking for something sleek and shiny for the kitchen? Choose stainless steel! It has great corrosion resistance & is fantastic in moisture prone areas - it won't rust. (All my brackets are lacquered to seal them & protect from the elements, however mild & bright mild steel should only be used in dry interior applications unless it is powder coated or galvanised.)   You can also select which type of salvaged part you would like from the drop down menus. Some salvage parts are harder to come by than others, here I rate their value by their rarity - for this reason some styles are more expensive than others :) Inspiration The aim for this piece was 'totally badass industrial' style that would be at home in any man... or woman-cave! I ride a 600cc Honda Hornet, I love tough industrial style and auto parts, I made these shelf brackets for myself and I think every hardcore biker should have a shelf held up with these awesome brackets. Price is per pair of brackets. Technical specification Heavy duty brackets made to hold scaffold boards and heavy loads. They come with industrial style stainless steel dome head screws and raw plugs  - just mark out your holes, drill and fit them - no hassle. Base material - Steel (See variations and costs below, choose from the dropdown menu) Can be made on:
    • mild steel (no extra charge)
    • bright mild steel (+ £5)
    • or stainless steel (+£10)
    Mild Steel & bright mild steel have poor corrosion resistance, however I spray them with clear lacquer which gives some protection and a nice sheen. If you will be putting these in an area prone to moisture - ie; a kitchen, bathroom, outhouse I recommend stainless steel, as the lacquer will not stand up to constant moisture. Please see the drop down menu for costs, stainless steel is far more expensive than mild steel, or bright mild steel. Salvaged material - motorcycle break disk & sprockets - there are several styles which I salvage
    • sprockets - these are the circular with points to pull the chain, size dependant on the bike they come off. More readily available than break disks (No Extra charge)
    • Brake disk - singles; these are brake disks with the outer rim only, no inner ring - more readily available than the double variety (No extra charge)
    • Brake Disk - Double; Inner and outer disk, inner disk is usually aluminium and can be black, silver or less often red, gold etc. (£10 extra charge)
    Finish - When you choose 'Bright Mild Steel' or 'Stainless Steel' the finish is brushed steel. When you choose 'Mild Steel' the finish has a textured patina created by sanding the natural scale formed on the steel when it is hot rolled. All types are lacquered to bring out the natural patina & character of the parts & prevent staining & rust. Dimentions Height - 200mm width - 50mm thickness - 3mm Stands out from wall - 200mm Weight - 1.7kg per pair ETA - I make all my handmade items in batches, if the product you want is showing as 'in stock' it means it is made & ready to dispatch - in which case shipping usually takes 2-5 days. If your item is showing 'on back-order' it means it will be made for you on the next batch date. Batches usually take 2 days to complete, then your item will be lacquered Batch for Moto Shelf Brackets  -  Wednesday 5th August 2020 Wednesday 26th August 2020   Shipping for a pair or more of these heavy duty shelf brackets starts at £4.98 to Mainland UK. Buy more than 1 pair, or more than 1 product and your shipping will be discounted accordingly. Please contact me for postage costs if you are outside these area's, I am happy to check other postage areas & costs.  
  • Stag head humane hunting trophy wall art remade from a Phillips vintage bicycle. Inspiration The product image is a stag head wall art I made for Channel 4 and George Clarke's 'Old House New Home'. I was asked originally to use the seat and handle bars of the bike to make a bulls head trophy, however I felt that there was still a great deal of bike left over that could be used to create something far more dramatic - which is when I asked if I could make a stags head. George Clarke's team were more than happy for me to run with the idea & make the piece how I would like to. I can recreate this or something similar for you to your custom requirements, whichever animal you would like, it can be wall hung or freestanding and to your required size - if you wish to commission a bespoke item contact me here. If you purchase this item I will source a vintage bike and recreate this piece, or one very similar. The purchase price listed is for labour and welding materials & equipment only - NOT the bike. Depending upon your requirements you can either purchase the bike and send it to me, or I can purchase the bike for you after agreeing the budget. You will be invoiced for the cost of the bike and any delivery costs on top of the cost of this product listing price. This is because the price of vintage items fluctuates. The bike used for this build was £100 including postage, they tend to be around £75 just for the bike - you could even send me your own bike. Technical specification Created as a wall hung installation on custom made plaque. Plaque - made from reclaimed wood, routered, sanded, stained and waxed. Stag structure created from Vintage Bicycle wheel rim, spokes, seat, handlebars, forks and break levers, cut to size, ground and TIG welded. Custom fittings - hand made. Can be left rustic and vintage style or polished per your requirements.   Dimentions Height approx - 400mm width approx - 350mm Stands out from wall approx - 400mm Weight - Approx 5kg ETA - Usually 3 - 4 weeks, however timescales are dependant on salvage availability at the time & workload. If you need the item within a specific timescale please notify me before ordering to check this is possible. Delivery and collection within Brighton is free, outside this area a courier will have to be arranged. Please send your full address. Last Christmas orders for small items is 15th December 2018 - Gift cards also available which can be bought and emailed at any time including holidays meaning last minute gifts have never been easier!  
  • I designed this heavy duty steel pallet breaker to break any pallet, no matter the width of the slats or how big and tough it is! It is strong, robust and guaranteed to break pallets in minutes. I have used many methods in the past to deconstruct pallets, from using two small pry bars to a reciprocating saw, this is by far the most time efficient, economic and effective method to take pallets apart without splitting the wood or breaking your back! You can deconstruct a pallet in a minute, as opposed to half a day & it is far more economical in price than buying a reciprocating saw. My pallet buster is made of steel, the parts are precisely made and TIG welded together. It is 1190mm long - designed to give you enough leverage to easily pull up slats without breaking a sweat or having to bend to do it. The forks are spaced 150mm apart to accommodate even the largest pallet slat and support a wide area to prevent splitting. The handle is made from box section which sits nicely in the palm of the hand and means you can work comfortably. Technical specification  Made for deconstructing pallets, could also come in handy for other demolition projects such as removing floor boards or prying one surfaced from another. Dimensions  Entire length  - 1190mm Fork width - 210mm space between forks - 150mm width of handle 150mm This Pallet puller has been made under 1200mm to be able to post this item at a reasonable price. This length is perfect for an average height person, if you are quite tall (over 6ft) you may require a slightly longer handle - in which case please contact me for costs. Weight  Approx 3 kg ETA  All of my hand made products are made in batches, this means that I may have some ready to post, or I may be in the process of sourcing more steel to fabricate another batch of pallet busters. Your bar will usually be with you in 10 days, although at busy periods the process may take longer - if in doubt contact me, I'll always do my best to help.   Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £6.98 for the standard size listed. For a longer handle the shipping cost is £30 - pick up is available on request. Delivery/collection in person can be arranged in Brighton +5 miles area at no extra cost - choose this option at checkout.