Salvaged Plane Parts Become Upscale Furniture

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Dave Hall stands in an entryway that once was part of an engine cowling. Photo: MotoArt

Dave Hall stands in an entryway that once was part of an engine cowling. Photo: MotoArt

Dave Hall and Donovan Fell were creating high-end signage for theme parks when a discarded airplane propeller blade changed their lives.

“The scrap-aluminum man came by our shop and had an old, beat-up airplane propeller in the back of his truck,” Hall recalls. Fell rescued it and, after sanding and polishing it to a mirror finish, he made a free-standing sculpture of the metal.

“That’s when the idea started,” Hall says. “Shortly after that we teamed together and started making functional art from aircraft.”

Find out how these two upcycle old plane parts into on-trend furniture for A-listers and big businesses.

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