Day 124 / 2022 Photo Project365

Table Made of NYC Floor Joists.

When they do a gut rehab of an old building in NYC, they often take the floors down to the beams, to lay down a new, modern floor. That means pulling up one or more layers of floor coverings and ripping out the floor joists, usually slabs of 2-3″ thick pine boards. What do they do with those pine slabs after they remove them? Some of them end up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the hands of Olde Good Things — the architectural salvage company — to be repurposed.

They flood the slabs of soft wood with oil and build new things out of them. Or maybe they build new things out of them and then flood the new thing with oil? Not sure, but the resulting, storied, repurposed furnishings are fabulous! Our dining room table (more of an eat-in kitchen table), was bought from Olde Good Things, made from three of those old, original, New York City, oil-saturated in Scranton, repurposed, pine-slab floor joists…

In the spring-summer and early autumn months, afternoon sunlight casts shadows onto our pine-slab table, lighting the room with a warm glow. Today’s post is a Polaroid of the table in afternoon sun and shadows…

Camera: Polaroid SLR 680SE (vintage)
Film: Polaroid 600 Color instant film (new)
Photographer: Russ Murray (vintage) 
Location: Somewhere in Stamford, CT

See you tomorrow… 


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