My name is Kevin X. Mahoney creator of Rusted Nail Salvage.
This all started as a hobby. I was inspired by an old window sitting on the side of the road. As I drove by it, I thought to myself, “what a great jewelry holder that will make.” I wanted something special and handmade for my girlfriend at the time (now my wife) for Christmas in 2010.
Since then, whenever people saw the jewelry holder they wanted one for themselves. I knew I was onto something but just wasn’t sure. I always have been good with my hands but more fixing things than creating them.
One day I decided to take a whack at a coffee table. There was this old door that was left on the property of our new home we had just bought together. I finished the table and decided to post the table on Facebook. Within a couple hours, I had several people interested in it and it sold that day. That’s when Rusted Nail Salvage was born!
I do all the creating and building while my wife helps with some design decisions in what we think works well. Each piece I make is handcrafted me, from picking the wood to the finishing touches of hardware. I try to use all recycled material from old pallets to discarded furniture. It’s a shame to see all this wonderful and beautiful wood go to the dump or get thrown in a fire pit. I take so much pride in what I do, I absolutely love that each piece is never duplicated and when you buy a piece from Rusted Nail Salvage it is truly a one of a kind.
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