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At trade shows and craft fairs, we get so many questions asking how we fabricate our furniture, artwork, and the 4-inch and 12-inch memento pieces made from the original suspender ropes from the Golden Gate Bridge. We thought describing the process would be the perfect blog subject. So, this is how we do it!
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Many people travel to California so that they can experience the grandeur of the Bay Area's scenic geography, human-made wonders, or to immerse in the unique San Francisco social scene. As there are so many options to consider, we're presenting them in a series; this is Part 2, Engineering and Art. So, grab a backpack, some non-disposable water bottles (and an extra layer) and head out to a few unique locations, rich in culture, beauty, and history. Please note that we are not compensated in any way to advocate these locations.
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Many people travel to California so that they can experience the grandeur of the Bay Area's scenic geography, man-made wonders, or to immerse in the unique San Francisco social scene. As there are so many options to consider, we're going to present them in a series. So, grab a backpack, some water bottles (and an extra layer) and head out to a few unique locations, rich in culture, beauty, and history. Please note that we are not compensated in any way to advocate these locations.
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Outside of the engineering world, most people probably have never heard the term "wire rope." After perfecting the skill of making ropes in ancient times, it went virtually unaltered for nearly 2000 years. In the 19th-century, hemp ropes and iron chains were for hoisting; the disadvantage was the proverbial weak link. The mining sector required that ropes be made longer, and stronger by drawing iron into thin rods or "wire." Eventually, steel replaced iron as the preferred building material. The next step was to introduce multi-layer strands made of steel.
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Tables create spaces that bring us together. They start off being functional pieces of furniture to place objects on and then become something more when we “family and friend” around them. Whether you are gathering for a meal, pausing over a cup of tea, or relaxing with a glass of wine, a table is the focal point of a room and serves as sacred space in your home. Even end tables or side tables that aren’t front and center, still become the first place we stop when coming home. We empty our arms of “stuff” and let the table catch the burdens of the day.