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One-of-a-Kind Furniture For Every Home’s Décor

January 13th, 2012




One-of-a-Kind FurnitureAt TMRnyc, we make unique metal products and perform custom metal fabrication NYC shop owners crave. But we also make custom metal furniture that can bring that one-of-a-kind feel to any home’s décor without breaking the bank.

We often hear from decorators and private parties who are looking for that one special piece that really makes a statement and serves as the focal point of a space.

And while they’re often already open to adding some unique metal products if they’ve sought us out, they do typically want those pieces to be more than art, more than designer conversation-starters. They want those elements to be functional, high quality, lasting pieces of furniture.

For these clients, we have a lot of fun building bookshelves, tables, and entertainment centers that fit the bill (and the space).

One of our favorites: The U-Shelf. This open-design entertainment center/shelving unit allows for easy access from both sides, making it ideal for electronic components while also enabling it to serve as a room separator – always a great idea for a small space!

Another consistent winner: The Swarf Table line. These urban chic, functionally artistic tables are made from upcycled swarf, making them ideal for conscious consumers and designers alike.

What are you looking for? Don’t see it on our site? That’s ok. That’s better than ok. That’s great!

We love a challenge, especially when it means we get to create custom metal furniture that’s just right for our clients. Touch base with us today, and let us know what you want to build.



Adding Style To Your Office In A Unique Way

December 21st, 2011


Custom Projects


TMRnyc Puzzle TableClients often come to us asking how they can add some unique style to their office spaces without being too trendy or making their office decor distracting.

For us, this is one of the most fun aspects of custom metal work: NYC business owners seeking us out to help them make an individual, distinctive statement that truly adds to their décor and serves to elicit conversation or create a bold first impression.

While it’s always fun having a blank slate to work with, it’s an equally enjoyable challenge to come up with unique metal products that work within the confines of existing spaces and décor.

Custom Metal Furniture For The Office

The first thing we tell clients looking to jazz up their office spaces with custom metal furniture is this: even small pieces can have a big impact.

For instance, we make small metal tables NYC business owners love because these unique pieces are on-trend, different than the expected wood and glass, and fantastically durable in high-traffic areas. Functional statement pieces like these are easy to fit into nearly any style of office, especially because we make them available in such a wide variety of colors and finishes.

Making a statement doesn’t have to mean redoing your entire office. It truly can be accomplished by integrating the right custom metal pieces into your existing décor. For some great ideas, check out our Swarf tables, always a favorite among conscious consumers; or have a look at the edgy Pipe Bomb Bar, a masculine design that works as well in an office as it does in the hippest of man caves.

Give us a call and see how you can add style to your office in a unique way.


Conscious Consumerism With Unique Metal Products

December 6th, 2011




Swarf Metal FurnitureAt first glance, choosing furniture for your home or office doesn’t necessarily seem like a task that involves environmentalism or recycling.

But the truth is, when buying furniture, we can all make an effort toward conscious consumerism by selecting locally crafted unique metal products that last longer and produce less waste during the manufacturing process.

At TMRnyc, we’re committed to keeping our carbon footprint as small as possible by reducing manufacturing waste, turning swarf into functional art, and crafting products that last far beyond the lifespan of traditional wood furnishings.

“Swarf” is a catchall term used to describe the filings, shavings, and waste left over from the metalworking process.

Instead of recycling our swarf the way most fabricators do, we decided to salvage the laser-cut steel sheet drops to create our “greenest” product, the Swarf Table.

After our laser cutting, NYC master craftsmen gather the usable swarf to make these individually unique pieces, which are ideal for a broad range of uses: offices, lobbies, homes, and more.

That means your Swarf Table is made of upcycled materials; instead of being recycled, they’ve been put to use in new fabrication. New York City’s website for locally manufactured products,, has even included our Swarf Table among their green product listings.

We’re proud to create lasting, beautiful custom metal furnishings through environmentally conscious processes, and we’re always glad for the opportunity to sell to our local neighbors.

Come visit us in Brooklyn, and see how great buying local can be.


What Is “Swarf” And How Does It Become Furniture?

November 21st, 2011




NYC custom metal fabrication“Swarf” is simply a cool word for metal scrap.

Small filings, shavings, and other by-products are produced during the metal fabrication process, and these scraps are collectively called swarf.

Many companies simply recycle these bits of metalworking waste and debris. 

However, at TMRnyc, committed as we are to environmentally responsible practices, we decided to take things a little further with our swarf and, instead of recycling it, we started upcycling it into a really fantastic line of tables: The Swarf Collection.

Our Swarf Tables are individual, one-of-a-kind, functional works of art crafted from salvaged, laser cut, steel sheet drops: in other words, swarf. We upcycle this typically wasted material into tables of various patterns and sizes, then finish the tables in a variety of fashions and even add custom-cut glass tops.

Why waste that which has potential to be something so unique, useful, and beautiful?

Composed of more than 85% recycled material, and crafted right here in Brooklyn, we’re proud to say that our Swarf Tables have landed TMRnyc on New York City’s “Made in NYC Green Products” list.

Buying from local producers is one way we can all be more conscious consumers, so check out the Made in NYC website for all sorts of great links, descriptions, and information about locally manufactured products.

Contact us for more information about swarf and schedule a time for a personal consultation.


Custom Table Designs

August 2nd, 2010




Here is a glimpse at some custom tables that Scott has designed and built over the years.