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GEAR: Blue Collar Benches are made from vintage pickup tailgates

Posted By Wayne Grayson On September 16, 2013 @ 7:47 am In Construction News | No Comments

Ford pickup truck tailgate bench [1]Got a spare tailgate from an old pickup lying around? Why not let Roque Castro turn it into a pretty cool piece of furniture for you?

According to the website for Castro’s company Yesterday Reclaimed [2], his Blue Collar Benches were inspired by “memories of sitting on the tailgate of my grandpa’s old pickup truck sipping an ice cold Coca Cola after a hard day of work on the farm.”

Garden & Gun recently profiled Castro [3], who told the magazine that the idea first came to him while he was making a bed for his son with pieces of old pickup trucks. When the tailgate for the footboard arrived and was too big, he tinkered around a bit and the first Blue Collar Bench was the result. He now calls the bench his company’s “bread and butter.”

Castro’s site says the hand-crafted benches are customizable—if there’s a particular make or model you’d like to have made into a bench, he’ll find it for you, though there’s a good chance he might already have it.

The current turnaround time on the benches is between two and three weeks. You can contact Castro for a quote on a bench by emailing him at info@yesterdayreclaimed.com.

 


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[2] website for Castro’s company Yesterday Reclaimed: http://yesterdayreclaimed.com/portfolio/chevy-blue-collar-bench/

[3] Garden & Gun recently profiled Castro: http://gardenandgun.com/blog/new-twist-tailgate

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