Furniture From Old Hunks-of-Junk
Joel Hester's Weld House in Dallas, Texas, makes tables with so much beautiful character, you might never know they came from an old jalopy. Each table (coffee, dining, conference, etc) turns an old truck or van's hood into a working surface with dings and rust spots that tell a story. Joel also makes bed frames, armoires, and art pieces, but the tables are perhaps the pieces that best use the raw material in a new beautiful way. Every piece is custom, starting around $800 for the coffee tables. Check out his full line (including photos of the original car the piece came from!) on his website.