Nostalgia is a funny thing. It makes us wanna hold onto things like a used paper napkin from a first date, a petal from the bouquet placed at a loved one’s headstone and even things like pencil shavings that your grade school crush left behind at his desk. But there are other people for whom nostalgia translates into powerful urges that lead them into creating the most stunning pieces of art. The Third Rail End Table is one such product that has resulted from the love a father and son duo have for pieces of history. Robert Hendrick and his father Jim are the brains (and brawn) behind Rail Yard Studios and they have taken it upon themselves to preserve bits of American railroad history by converting them into functional masterpieces.
The Third Rail End Table is created from a section of steel rail that was manufactured in the year 1908 by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. The duo salvaged the 70 pound TCI rail being sold for scrap and used it to fashion this almost period-piece looking end table that pays a fitting tribute to the industry that laid the foundation for the modern industrial era.
The 3-Rail Side Table is a part of the Rescued and Reused series created by the studio and comes with a delightful golden oak stain on the gum wood that is finished with a pristine polyurethane coating. Providing an accent in the center of the timber base is a dome head drive spike that holds the table’s foot in place. The table weighs 215 lbs. with the glass top and measures 24″ H x 24″ W x 20″ D. A salvaged railroad tie date nail from TBD individually numbers each end table so you know you own a piece of American history when you purchase one of these.
Source: Rail Yard Studios