Doug Flaherty's Profile
Years ago I restored a 1920's bungalow. During this process, I enjoyed tooling around an old salvage store in downtown, rummaging through boxes of old doorknobs, casters, finials and hinges. Eventually, as we began to welcome guests into our "finished" home, our need for a coat rack intersected with these antique items' need for a new use.
Years later, we restored a second bungalow to accommodate our growing family. Upon its completion, I bartered two old doors for some weathered barn wood, antique doorknobs, coat hooks, hinges and casters. This was the beginning of rustics reborn.
My workbench (a table loosely laid upon two sawhorses) is bathed in sunlight and surrounded by my sons' riding toys and plastic tools. While I drill and saw, my oldest loves to hold the measuring tape and wrench, waiting and willing (usually) to return them to my hand when…
- Born on January 14
- Joined February 10, 2008