Hot Riveted Railroad Bridge Desk

This desk is inspired by the railroad bridges and other late 19th and early 20th century industrial construction found throughout the Pittsburgh area. Every piece in this store is made entirely by hand in my own shop as a tribute to the craftsmen who came before us. Construction begins with locally sourced hot rolled steel strip and angle. The metal pieces are sawed to length using an antique industrial power hacksaw. Holes for the rivets are punched by hand with a compound leverage punching tool. Each of the several hundred rivets are heated individually with a torch and set with either a vintage pneumatic mechanical press or a pneumatic rivet hammer; just like over a hundred years ago. I don't know exactly what it weighs but it comes in somewhere between 350 and 400 pounds. So, when you move it into your office eat your Wheaties and recruit the assistance of several strong friends. The finish is a satin black powdercoat for durability. Each leg has an adjustable leveling foot underneath to compensate for irregular floors. The tops are made from reclaimed lumber. By its nature, reclaimed lumber is inconsistent with respect to its species, availability, dimensions and so forth. Consequently, it will vary in thickness and appearance from what you see in the picture. However, every piece I build is made to order and as a result I am able to accommodate just about any request. So if you want a specific kind of wood, different color, a special size, a different height or anything else, please let me know. The standard depth of the top is approximately 30 inches. Please select a width below.

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