MARSHFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) It started with a kitchen island made out of an old push cart about six years ago.
"Whatever I can find and turn into something else," Aaron Ingham said. "That is a 1977 Pontiac Firebird hood turned into a wall mirror."
Ingham's designs are cool to look at.
"I have an affinity for old cars," Ingham said. "I think they are artwork in themselves."
But they're pretty practical, too.
"The old '77 CJ Jeep Bench," Ingham said.
Like his tailgate benches and his dining room sets.
"Some will take hours, some will take weeks," he said. "I run into a lot of problems where I just have to sit back and think how to solve. That's why I really like working with different materials."
You can find Bent Nails Studios on Facebook and at various shows. Maybe you'll see Ingham's latest project, a hibachi shaped like a pig.
"I decided they look good as garden art. My uncle said maybe I should make these into grills. I was like, that is brilliant," Ingham said.
Inside Bent Nails Studios, you will find materials that Ingham has collected over the last three-and-a-half years. What will these items become? Ingham's not quite sure, but he does say that gathering these materials isn't always easy.
"A little dumpster diving. I'm not ashamed," he said. "Most of the stuff I have, I'll have for years before that lightbulb goes off, aahhh, that's what I'm going to use it for."
The process, much like the items, is off the wall and Ingham hopes his creations move off these walls and into people's homes.