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28
Mar
Image of hanging furniture in waiting room

Unconventionally Comfortable Waiting Room with Suspended Furniture

How we made our office entryway attractive, fun, and comfortable while also creating a relaxing lounge for team members and clients for around $500.

Now that we’ve completed our move into our new studio space, we can focus on updating and outfitting our new office with our own Ghost Productions sense of style. Because our entry way is the first thing that our visitors will see we, decided to start there and make our waiting room a creative space. As with any office update it is important to begin by determining, needs, realizing assets, and setting a budget.

Because we are Ghost and because we desire function and fun over convention, we decided to do away with the standard waiting room chairs and opted for something much cooler. It just so happens that a local company produces these incredibly comfortable and durable hovering chairs in a variety of colors. Check them out at skychairs.com. So we bought a variety of colors and hung them from the beams we made a few days earlier.

skychair_beam IMG_3393Staff in chairs

Shopping List:

Picture of everything needed to make the sky chair project

Sky Chairs in assorted colors: $90 x (4) = $360

> 3000 lbs. Rated Carabiner or Quick Link: $4 x (6) = $24

> 3000 lbs. Static Climbing Rope:  $40

Framing Lumber 2″x 6″ x 10′ : $8 x (6) = $48

10″ Timber Screws: $15 for 12 pack = $15

(1) 1 Qt Wood Stain: $10

(1) Antique Oil Finish:  $11

28
Mar
the woodstain is on fire and can be seen darkening woodgrain

Turning Inexpensive Wood into Art

Staining wood with fire to make cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood for pennies on the dollar.

Our new studio is coming along and we’re changing gears from moving and organizing into full on construction. This week we’re going to be building some beams for a few of the building projects and we’ll show you how to do it.

Step 1. Buy cheap framing pine boards in the needed dimensions.

photo of cheap framing pine wood

Step 2. Lightly sand and apply pre-stain.

Minwax Pre-Stain

Step 3. Apply generous amount of wood stain.

applying wood stain in thick coats

Step 4. Use a torch to start stain on fire and burn into wood.

A propane torch is used to start the wood stain on fire  the woodstain is on fire and can be seen darkening wood grain the wood stain is on fire and burning into board

Step 5. Add additional details and shading to woodgrain using propane torch. using a torch to burn woodgrain into board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6. Seal wood with antique wood finish.

Comparison of glossy finished wood to unfinished

Join us in the next installment where we mount these beams to the ceiling to make the coolest waiting room ever with hanging furniture.

How to use fire to stain inexpensive cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood the cheap and easy way.