In the fall of 2014, the amazing crew from Small Town, Big Deal shared our story with the world.
We had the incredible honor to receive the ICON AWARD for community development presented by Americas Mart.
Here are a few shots from the night. Our founder, Brian Preston accepted the award. If you're interested in the press release you can find it here.
Last year we had the honor of working with David from Brick + Mortar and entrepreneur Michael Lennox of the hippest beer garden on the Atlanta Beltline. We build and designed 11 beer garden tables, 44 benches and 2 large 10' long community tables. We love the overall look and design of the space.
We love our customers. We also love it when we get to see our products in our customer's finished space. So we wanted to create a simple solution for all our customers to share their pics on our website. We are excited to announce that when you tag "lamonluther on Instagram, your Instapics end up on the front page of our website.
A few months ago, The Lee Bros visited Atlanta. During their time Matt and Ted swung by the shop to help us build the last Krog Street Market table. They showed up with a production company, and filmed the first episode of their brand new show "Southern Uncovered."
Matt, Ted, and the entire production crew were great to work with. Unfortunately, they haven't released the full episode online but here is a sneak peek at Krog with our Brian Preston.
When West Elm asked if they could do a story on our company we didn't have to think about it long.
The production company Minder did a fantastic job sharing our story. They spent 2 separate days filming, and below is the final out come. We are thankful for our partnership with West Elm in helping us with our mission of creating more jobs for those in need.
Installing pallet wood on a focal wall can add a nice design feature to your space. This is a wall we installed in just a few hours and anyone with basic tools can do this to their own space.
-Hammer, Nail Punch, Nail Gun, Sawzall, Miter Saw, Construction Adhesive, Air Compressor, Level, and A Table Saw
1. Find Free + Dry Pallets - Look for pallets that have been stored in a dry warehouse. A great resource is craigslist, or industrial area where many warehouses are located.
2. Cut The Pallets Down - We made a video that describes the best method for this. We also recommend lightly sanding the boards before installation.
3. Remove The Nails - After you have cut down the pallets, you will want to remove the nails with a nail set. Simply turn over the board and knock the nail out with the nail set. Flip the board back over and pull the nails out.
4. Rip all the Boards to the same width on a table saw. We usually set up the table saw fence at 3". Then flip over and rip to 2 3/4" wide. This way you will have 2 ripped edges and this will make your installation a breeze.
5. Remove any base board and mark your studs. You can do this with a stud finder, or using a small nail to tap in the wall. Most studs are 16" on center, so once you find a stud you can measure over 16" to locate the next one. Always double check with a stud finder of small nail.
6. Start with the first board at the bottom of the wall (where the baseboard was located). Be sure to glue the back of the material with construction adhesive.
7. Nail the first run of boards in with a nail gun. We usually us 2" nails and be sure you hit the studs.
8. Continue with the next run. Put a level on each run and adjust accordingly. Make sure your joints off set. (think brick laying). You don't want the joints to line up on the wall.
9. Keep going all the way up the wall. Once you get to the top, measure the top board and rip your last board to fit on the table saw.
10. Take a step back and enjoy. Your friends will be jealous.