Today's Friday's Find is brought to you by our son Quintin. He found this when he was out walking to a fishing hole one day. He must have a lot of me in him, because he seems to have a knack for finding someone else's "trash" and seeing beauty in it. He also found the Beer Wood Crate that I wrote about a few weeks back.
I would like to claim this as my Friday's find also. When I was cleaning up leaves around our yard, I found it on his work trailer. I kept an eye on it for a few weeks and he never moved it. So....Finder's Keeper's. We fight over it from time to time, but it now sits in the front room of our new office.
The palm tree sits atop a cut-out of the state of South Carolina. It is pretty rusty and dirty and could use a good clean-up. I haven't decided yet if I am going to paint it or leave it in it's natural state. Quintin wanted to paint it orange for Clemson and put a tiger paw on it. Nice, but I don't think so!
Tim and I had an opportunity about 7 years ago to visit a metal fabricating shop in Florida that makes electric gates for large horse farms. The whole process was pretty interesting and definitely made you want a custom electric gate. If you ever get a chance to drive around Ocala, Florida, you are in for a treat. Miles of black and white fencing and custom electric gates are everywhere!
I'm not sure where Quintin's metal palm sculpture came from, but I believe I may have found the manufacturer. If you click on the photo, then watch the video, a lot of the work looks like the palm tree we have.
Here are some other metal fabrications and links to websites.