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Frontier Furniture Revives The Past
If you've been wondering what to do with that old horse drawn machinery rusting away out behind the barn, how about turning it into Frontier Furniture ¨like Olen Hollon does.
"Memories are made of this," says Olen, who has built a booming business turning old cultivator wheels, plow seats and harness parts into love seats, tables, lamp stands and other furniture that customers buy to decorate living rooms, dens, patios and back yards. It's attractive, functional and great for conversation.
For table tops, he uses red fir wood which he sands, then burns with a torch and varnishes to give it a rustic look.
"I never build two pieces of furniture exactly alike," says Olen. "You work with whatever old wheels, seats and harness parts you've collected and let your imagination lead the way."
For more information, contact: Olen Hollon, Frontier Furniture, 4770 B Skyway Blvd., Paradise, Cal. 95969 (ph 916 877-3860, or 872-1429).


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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1