Archives for category: STORAGE

You may have seen it if you live in Chicago, but you’ve probably never seen it on a credenza! This piece features spliced graphics of the Chinatown lift bridge. It’s one of the most iconic bridges in the city and now, in your living room.

Check it out in person at Modern Cooperative!


This hand painted credenza is about as punk-rock as you can get. Refinished, then defaced with a dripped stalactites clinging from the pulls, it’s sure to be a conversation piece wherever you decide to place it. Punk rock goes with everything.

Available at Modern Cooperative.

This cart is not for the faint of heart (or style). The angular edges of the industrial welding cart were picked up in the detailing of the reclaimed wood/resin top as well as the bottom shelves. The linear white & wood counter design looks great under almost every liquor bottle.

Check it out at Modern Coop, pics by fadeoutfoto.

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Even though the natural habit of things is to fall into a disorganized state, you can break the rule with this handy cart! That’s right… a heavy reclaimed butcher block top with closed storage for pots, pans, records, or whatever you don’t want to see on the bottom! Pick it up at Modern Coop.

Thanks, Mike, once again, for the pics!


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This gnarly wood beam and simple flat steel entertainment center is sure to withstand the heaviest record collection (or even your collection of boulders). We left a ton of texture on the wood to contrast with the slick steel vertical support structure. This hard-core, heavy-duty storage shelf isn’t easy to move, but it sure is easy to love.


Are you a cat owner that lives in an apartment with no where to hide the litter box? Well we have been there and done that, which is why we decided to build these functional cat-box-boxes (think ‘Inception’). It’s a credenza on the outside, and a functional litter box holder on the inside! It even has plenty of room for your litter and litter accessories.

Each are unique with individual graphics or a ebonized finish. The doors feature reclaimed wood strips and integrated pulls. A hand-rubbed polyurethane finish will keep  them beautiful for years to come.

If you don’t own a feline friend, you can still find a use for these unique credenzas. Records? TV stand? Books? Collection of G.I. Joe’s? Your creativity is the limit.

$425 available through Modern Cooperative

32″ long x 22″ deep x 24″ high

This amazing cabinet has it all! Its contents are partially hidden by a bright, white barcode pattern and partially open to allow remote control operated items to work from within. Gorgeous skim-planed reclaimed wood (from the Rx) encloses your contents like a warm, wood hug. Adjustable shelving adds to this consoles versatility. It’s an eclectic blend of modern and rustic, so surely it will look stunning wherever you decide to place it.

60″ long x 18″ deep x 28″ high


This cute low-boy credenza has both style and functionality in mind. Made from oiled reclaimed wood, it also sports some slick gun-metal grey doors and a glass panel. Hexagonal detailing follows the glass door to the interior of the storage space.

45″ x 15″ x 20″ high

Available through Modern Cooperative

Can you store things in them? yes! Can you sit on them? you bet! can you use them as end tables? for sure! what about a coffee table? of course! Basically these cubes are only limited by your imagination.

They’re made from 100% reclaimed wood (from the rebuilding exchange) and finished with tung oil and a hand-burned blackening process . Now… here’s where the fun part comes in…. we can put almost any graphic you’d like on them! do you have a favorite poem? or sweet image of some amazing place? yep, we can put it on these cubes for you. Just contact us and we can give you the parameters. We can also do custom graphics for you… or make the cubes sans graphics if you are a minimalist.


This little vintage cart is great for storing things. It has a retracting lid, a small bottom shelf, and it slides out of the way easily! Simple, cute, multifunctional.

13″ wide x 19″ deep x 28″ high


This lovely mid-century credenza was found in the basement of a salvation army with a putrid off-green varnish covering the entire piece. We got it to the studio, stripped the varnish off, and viola! Gorgeous walnut drawer faces. We painted the rest with a subtle matte black and used a scrap piece of metal to stencil a dot matrix pattern on the drawer faces to finish it off. It was well worth the effort!

19″ deep x 65″ long x 30″ high


This steel cart got quite a facelift! We found this beauty sitting outside of a metal scrapyard rusting away. With a little TLC, it was transformed into this playful beverage cart/kitchen cart/storage cart thing that you see now! The moire dot pattern was stenciled on using scrap perforated metal and the top is solid maple from a derelict table. The bottom shelf and drawer are lined with clear-coated birch panels. Great multi-functional, rolling, fun piece of furniture.

29″ wide x 18″ deep x 34″ high


This credenza was found in disrepair at a local Chicago thrift store. After we stripped of the greenish lacquer, we found the piece was solid maple, and decided to clear-coat it so no one would be confused again. The doors have a xylene transfer of a steel bridge structure and the top has similar image in varying sheens of polyurethane. Some great over sized steel casters (also found at a local steelyard) were added to finish out this industrial piece.
This credenza was featured at the Design Harvest Festival in the Living Room Realty booth.

22″ wide x 45″ long x 32″ high


This beautiful walnut veneer storage unit has been equipped with slender splayed Danish legs to serve multitude of new purposes. Is it a sideboard, an occasional, a dinette, a book/media cabinet, a credenza, or the perfect pedestal for a flat screen TV? You decide. Regardless, you will get Lost in Space staring for hours at the cosmic graphics splattered on the back of the sliding glass doors. Features burnt sienna tinted walnut veneer, charcoal grey feet.

73″ long  x 27″ high x 11″ deep


American of Martinsville refinished dresser/hutch combo. The legs on the hutch give the piece versatility, allowing the two pieces to be stacked together or placed individually. Beautiful walnut veneer was adorned with flattened images of both the coastline and mountains of Chile. The top of the hutch addresses the mountain-scape, and the lower drawer set shows the unique central coastline. The two are remarkably similar yet distinctly different, reinforcing the idea that the pieces can relate separately or in tandem. Brass handle. New sexy green crushed velvet drawer linings.

bottom: 36″ wide x 27″ tall x 18″ deep

top: 36″ wide x 43″ tall x 12″ deep


This modular shelving system literally has hundreds of combinations and uses. It has both open and closed storage, and the boxes can be flipped in either direction to create a functional room divider. All of the shelves can be moved up down and side to side. I know what you’re thinking, ‘wow that’s flexible!’.

The intricacy of the pattern on the doors in part comes from the different thicknesses of a simple, repetitive piece. It has a clean, natural finish  (paste wax over Danish oil) on it’s original 1950’s walnut boards. White accents on the back of the boxes and around the door panels add a modern, fresh detail to a classic piece.

dimensions are 69″ high x 65″ wide and 18″ deep