2-Day Designs got its start producing small accents and occasional tables from reclaimed lumber. The majority of the lumber used was taken from the old Sears Catalog Distribution Center in Atlanta. They were also able to develop a line of products using teak reclaimed from discarded railway ties from the South African Railroad. Whenever possible sawmill shorts, off-fall and off-spec materials were used in our processes.
Unfortunately, those lumber stores were exhausted. Not ready to give up on the reclaiming and recycling, they developed our Wine 2 Night! Collection using recently retired wine barrels. Some 800,000 oak barrels are produced annually, many of them ending up in gardens as planters or simply destroyed. It is estimated that they have saved approximately 15,000 barrels from this ultimate end. From wine racks to occasional tables, they have developed 50+ items for this collection. Many of the products bear the branding and vineyard handling markings as they were used in wine production.
Color variation, distressing and wood character are key elements in this hand made furniture line. They pride themselves in enhancing wood’s natural character with hand distressing, sanding and seven different finish options. Circle saw marks are welcome there. Some of their barrel products may even have visible numbers or writing from their time spent in the vineyards. Just like the company, their products have a story to tell.