Start with some 100-year-old floor joists. Chainsaw to length. Plane down to fresh edges all around, sacrificing a few saw blades to rusted out pre-WWI square framing nails. Sand liberally and oil to a shine. Then add some steel, sweat and liberal amounts of swearing on installation, and voila: bombproof shelving for the new space.
Anyone looking to have gold leaf laid onto a glass storefront in New York City will soon find that all roads lead to Jerry Pagane’s Lower East Side home studio. He’s the last of a dying breed and he treated our new storefront to a 24-karat Italian gold facelift.