50/50 grind

6' long 1 1/2" x 3" rectangular tube flat rail. 2" sq. tube legs with 1/4" x 3" feet 15" wide. Holes pre-drilled in each plate suitable for anchoring to your favorite public sidewalk. Shown at 12" with other heights by request. Fashioned out of 11 ga. steel, this rail will withstand grind after grind after grind...

-125/raw steel
-165/powder coat finish

Stop in to Subsect Skate Shop and ask Kevin for one.
309 E Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 276-4365


Cherry Berry - Grand Ave., West DSM

I hope you like frozen yogurt, Des Moines. This is one of many, many Cherry Berry establishments opening in the greater Des Moines area. We installed these 3" counter posts this morning. Satin black powder coat by Miller's Custom Powder Coating.


Contemporary console table

6/4 American black walnut + 1" steel in satin black powder for Mr. Daniel Garrett and Mr. Matt McCoy. 72" x 17" x 30".

e5w communal kitchen table

This communal counter-height table was completed late last year for the e5w space in Des Moines' East Village. 144" x 36" x 40". All steel construction. Finished in oil-based polyurethane.

Thank you, Brett Wilson. Thank you, Jonny Johnsen for the onsite finishing.

Photos supplied by client...

OUR dining table...

American black walnut + raw steel. 66 x 32.
Families should sit together at the dining table more often...


e5w office suites...

"I love it when a plan comes together." -Hannibal Smith

36w 144l 40h 14 ga. raw steel table to be finished in a clear oil-based polyurethane. Substrate is a laminate of two sheets of 3/4" plywood.

Design and concept by Factor II Fabrication and Brett Wilson.

Table top.

Table legs.

Table center.



Things have become quite busy 'round here...and don't appear to be slowing any time soon. The following is from the Craigslist posting we made last week. Just to preface what will already be stated below, we are looking for someone who has experience FABRICATING RAILING. This is very important.

The ideal candidate will:

* possess TIG, MIG, and stick welding skills (min. 3 years)
* possess general steel fabrication (bending, torching, cutting) and wood carpentry skills
* have experience fabricating and installing steel railings and staircases
* have the ability to read and interpret a tape measure, blueprints and architect/designer drawings
* have a valid driver's license and dependable transportation
* have a strong work ethic and prompt adherence to start times and deadlines
* be drug-free with no criminal background

Candidates must meet the above criteria to be considered.

This position offers the opportunity to work with a small team on creative projects ranging from custom railings to furniture to art installations. The position starts at 20 hours per week with the potential for full-time work very soon. Position begins as soon as possible.

Candidates meeting all resume criteria will be required to perform a small fabrication test that exhibits his/her skills in interpreting drawings, cutting material, welding and grinding before being offered the position. This is more than JUST A WELDING GIG. Welding is about 10% of this job. We need a fabricator, not just a welder.

Email correspondence only. Thank you.


Red Dot Advertising + Design

These stairs went together in relatively short order...as did the railing. 12" channel. 3" x 12" Glulam treads. 1 1/4" sq. railing with 1/2" round laterals. 1 5/8" OD handrail. 14 ga. closer plates were installed this afternoon after having been prefinished with an oil-based polyurethane.

You & Me Co. - tables

The first of 15 tables for the forthcoming downtown drinking establishment You & Me Company. 3" sq. table legs. Tops to be provided by client. This table is dining height whose top will measure approx. 72" x 34". No powder coat finish, just a clear polyurethane over raw steel.




Thanks to those who helped out over the past week. CzechMate, DB, April and BJ. Very grateful to Scott and Beth Henderson for coordinating and delivering material on a Saturday. Greatly appreciated.

Sometimes, you just gotta kick it out...


"La Maison Unique" --Thomas Heatherwick

I had the pleasure of visiting Longchamp in SoHo, NYC a couple of weeks ago. The most amazing set of stairs built by British designer/architect/fabricator Thomas Heatherwick. Inspiring.


Schmitt Table

Cherry tabletop (51" x 32") in mahogany stain with semi-gloss polyurethane finish. Vintage pedestal provided by client in black powder coat finish by Miller's Custom Powder Coating.


Bussanmas Residence - exterior railing

This railing is almost identical to the interior other than the molding on top is 1" x 3" rectangular tubing.

Black powder-coated finish with stainless steel hardware and cabling.


Daniel Hyland Design - end tables

18"x18"x18" 11 ga. steel cube in oil-rubbed bronze powder finish.

12"x12"x18" 1/4" aluminum plate in oil-rubbed bronze powder finish.