Art & Alternative Use Projects

Below are some of the projects TLD clients have shared with us.

Last updated 6/19/17


Bed Frame Bench

TLD Member Cindy used an idea from our Weekly Specials to turn this old bed frame into a bench! It turned out beautifully!

Dragon Mural at Success Academy

Mural artist John Gingrich uses paint from The Loading Dock to paint beautifully detailed murals. He painted this dragon mural at Success Academy, a school for kids with discipline struggles in Baltimore, MD as part of a volunteer project.  The dragon symbolizes inner turmoil, fearful to confront but ultimately beautiful and light. 

Décor to a-DOOR

TLD member Julie has created beautiful and practical accents for her home using old doors from The Loading Dock's warehouse.

These ARE the droids you're looking for.

These were created by Owen and Sasha for a Star Wars themed birthday party! Party-goers made droids out of things found at TLD.

Bed Spring Flag

This project was created by a client with an old bed spring from TLD and some upcycled clothing. She turned them into a flag decoration! Cat approved!

This client created a beautiful table by using broken tile from The Loading Dock!

Furniture made from Reclaimed Lumber

You can check out more of Chris Brook's work at Baltimore Woodworking or call 443-827-7914.

Beer Bottle Light Fixture

Check out Max's Taphouse, in Fells Point, to see lots of alternative uses of The Loading Dock materials.

This is a using beer bottles as globes for track lighting.

beer bottle light fixture

SOGH - Shawn Theron

Shawn Theron, a local artist, uses TLD doors and lumber as canvases for his art, SOGH. Check out more of his paintings on his website.


Elizabeth and Charles’ Mosaics

Elizabeth Charles, from ooh La La Tile, create mosaics out of ceramic tile from TLD. These re-users even set their mosaic into cabinet doors. Check out more of their work at fairs and festivals around Baltimore.




Refreshed Furniture

Long-time TLD member Bobby created these incredible vanities for his family out of old desks and mirrors from our warehouse. He also made the mosaic patio table farther down on this webpage!


Bobby also made this cool jewelry rack out of wood he found at TLD.

Wine Cabinet

Nick turned a door and an old window into this fabulous wine rack. Well Done!


Use Carpet Tape for Crochet Yarn!
Crochet with Carpet Tape

Zeke's Antique Signs

Zeke paints these vintage signs on reclaimed wood, trim, and doors. You can view more of his signs at

Heather’s Earring Hanger

Heather painted an old picture frame and put a window screen behind the frame to hang earrings on. You can use molding to make the frame too.

Storage unit out of I-Joists