Coffee Table for Justin by Ashley Cole

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. I started a new job at TechShop here in Pittsburgh and also had a few great opportunities presented to me that are going to be started soon. One of those projects is a coffee table and two wall panels for my friend Justin. He was moving into a super modern and industrial space in Charleston, South Carolina and wanted something that would add character to the space without removing the modern feel. 

We started the process designing up options and discussing coloring and styling. The legs were the tricky part, they didn't actually arrive until 10 days later than scheduled but they were oh so worth it. Once I got started, the process moved along quickly and the table came together. This was the first time I used cleats rather than metal attachments for the legs and I must say that they are nicer and appear to be much more stable than any other option I've found. 

So, here it is:




I'm going to try to get some new product in the shop soon, but with everything going on I'm unsure as to when that'll be! If you're interested in something feel free to email me.

Stay tuned for some great projects in the works. I'm not able to say much about it right now but once we get started, you'll get glimpses through my Instagram

Boxzy Interview Day by Ashley Cole



I spent my day at Tech Shop Pittsburgh hanging out with the awesome creators of Boxzy. It's a 3D printer, laser etcher, and CNC all in one. I used the laser etcher to engrave a board for the wonderful Martina Thornhill. I'll be featured, along with a few other makers, in their Kickstarter video. I can't wait for it to debut and to get my hands on one of these awesome machines for my home!


Boxzy was incredibly easy to use and the interface is very straightforward. All in all it took probably about 10 minutes to prepare (with the exception of a snag on the logo that had nothing to do with the actual machine itself).  I actually prefer this machine to the others I have used due to the fact that the Boxzy engraves more like a wood burner rather than a laser etcher. It has a more authentic styling to the engraving. 




Shop Update by Ashley Cole


I'm releasing a shop update at 11AM EST. There will be 5 small panels available along with a few new boards. 

If you enter the coupon code "LOVE2015" at checkout, you'll receive 10% off your entire order. Also if you order before Wednesday, the product will ship out just in time for your special someone on Valentine's Day!

Happy shopping!

Thank you, Pittsburgh by Ashley Cole

Yesterday, was a wonderful experience filled with old friends and new faces. Thank you for making the I Made It! Market such a success and to my close friends for my birthday surprises. (Looking at you, Stacey- the Oakmont tiramisu cake may have been my favorite part of the day.) 



I'm doing a shop update tomorrow at 11AM with all unsold goods from the market and I hope you all enjoy! 

I Made It! Mine by Ashley Cole


I'm participating, along with a few other fantastic makers in the I Made It! Mine market on February 7th. It also happens to be my birthday, so essentially you should all come out and celebrate with me and check out the market. I'm also debuting my lath art/tables at the market and they will be available for sale. 

So, come on out!