Indeed the seats were beautiful. Paul was asked to perform the audacious stunt for a charitable organization that intended to auction of the finished product. When I first took a look at the stripped-down version of what had been seats from the Blue Section I was stunned to see the beauty behind the brawn. "When I peeled the paint off I discovered that there was another coat of paint under the blue," Paul told me. "From what I'm told, the blues were originally grays... and under the gray layer of paint I found this beautiful white ash. Who knew that there was such a nice wood under there?"
And just when you think that the guys at EB Iron Art might call it a day, another custom creation shows up at a nearby coffee shop:
As luck would have it, I happened to be at Sweet_ness 7 Café yesterday when Ed Hogle, owner of EB Iron Art, walked through the door carrying a hand wrought S7 branding iron. I had heard that the branding iron had been commissioned by café owner Prish Moran who was in need of a tool to permanently brand the unusual patio seating on the Lafayette side of the building. You see, she had taken a previously felled West Side tree and sliced it up in order to make her own unique seating arrangement. Sounds par for the Sweet_ness course. Then she commissioned EB Iron Art to fabricate a branding iron so that she could stamp the stumps, thus laying claim to the au natural additions. Soon customers will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee outdoors while seated on a custom branded tree stump thanks to the iron art shop.
A word of warning to the employees at S7 - look out, because Prish is really excited to use this new marketing tool and the necklaces worked out so well that she's now on a rampage.
If you're interested in learning more about EB Iron Art, call Paul at 716-876-7510.