Most Philly folks' experience with farm equipment comes at the nearest Cracker Barrel or while watching Twister, in which crazy-strong winds tossed tractors with ease but couldn't budge Helen Hunt's tank top. Too late now, Hollywood! Getting you up close 'n personal with thoughtfully repurposed farm tools: Gatski Metal
GM's a husband-and-wife duo -- he an organic dairy farmer since 19, she a sustainable farming organizer -- who get their jollies by trolling the state for old farm equipment and rejiggering their finds into awesomely beat-up furnishings, also how prospective bullies with no siblings practice. Some sweeter pieces
Tractor Hood Bar This sucker takes the front of a tractor in its found condition (usually rusty & well-worn), then connects a pipe to a 10 gauge steel table on top -- producing a surface that serves as a "bar or entry table", also a line graph that charts the fluctuating relationship between drinking and getting laid
Baler Needle Side Tables They do a bunch of side tables (using John Deere/Ford tractor hoods and recycled barn beams), but these are coolest, using a disc from a machine that sprays corn for planting as a base and a pedestal formed by four evil-looking "baler needles" -- long, curved claws from machines that pick up straw, and presumably remind him to stay away from Doc Gooden
Cleaver Butcher Hook This menacing means of storing hangables is plasma-cut from salvaged sheet metal and styled as a tribute to the crafter's butcher grandfather, with a row of hooks suspended below a rather large cleaver, also a good description of Jerry Mathers these days
New designs come as the mood strikes these two, and everything's built to order, with lead times no longer than two weeks, which happens to be almost as long as Ms. Hunt was considered hot.