Mike and Art Design

Custom wood and metal artwork

Castle Gate 1

This is one of the first “art”-sy gates I built.  I knew I wanted something that felt like it was part of an old medieval castle. Perhaps my recent visit to England inspired me to get up and make them.  I knew PorterBarnWood had old reclaimed barn wood I could use, and i figured I would have to age the steel…

Castle Gate 2

My dad helped start this project, but then passed away in the middle of finishing this project.  Installing this was a tough, yet at the same time, awesome moment. I still heard him talking to me while welding, and doing stuff with this gate.  We laughed and joked like we normally did, and he was still telling me all the things…

Pool pump screen

Here is our latest project, in which I really got to show off some creative, artistic vision.  A customer approached me, wanting to replace a rotting wooden trellis pool pump cover. For his new cover, he wanted something one of a kind, to fit with his artsy, contemporary home ( Air Bnb Link ).   Here are some of the pictures of the…

Mailbox Stand

When a mailbox falls down due to heavy rains, it’s a sign to get a new custom built one from Mike ‘n Art Design.  Here’s one we built for just that reason!   Share what you see :

Brackets

A friend of mine needed some “aged” brackets for a table and thought this would be a fun project to undertake!    Here is my blog style gallery!       I started with a 1-1/2″  piece of flat strap (left) and cut 4 pieces at 8-1/4″ each, and ground them down so just the steel was exposed.   I…