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Johnson City Press: Artist turns old scraps into new wonders

Sparks fly as Brian Skotka works on what will be a glass top table leg. He uses reclaimed metal and wood to fabricate unique furniture.

When he can, Scotka tries to learn the story behind the materials he gathers for his projects.

“It’s neat to see the story it has with it … a time when the world was a little simpler,” he said. “Now, 150 years later people remove these barns and cabins and it’s going to serve another purpose for another 150 years. I try to pass the story on.”

Brian Scotka uses reclaimed metal to make unique furniture.

Brian Scotka uses reclaimed metal to make unique furniture. Becky Campbell/Johnson City Press

via Johnson City Press: Artist turns old scraps into new wonders.