May 17, 2016

Tim Braidy, DesertRat Metal Art

Tim Braidy is a metal sculptor & woodworker who lives and works in my neighborhood (MidTown Reno.) I’ve watched him build big things and little things, all with the same authentic sense of style, integrity, and craftsmanship.

But this morning, when I was visiting his workshop with a friend, we were blown away by a custom gate/door he had just finished. It’s a commissioned piece and the design was arrived at in collaboration with the client. 

You may have seen his work around town, without realizing it was his (some of his pieces are at Micano Home & Garden, and private homes; others will be on view at a restaurant opening soon on Virginia Street.) Recently, he’ s been branding the wood pieces with his logo.




And he’s starting to get requests for custom branding irons! You could use one for burning a logo or design into food, crafts, signage, or ???? He’s starting to get real busy, so if you want to build him you something, contact him soon: