Q: What is it that you do?
A: Hardcore Engineering and Software Development… (Elon Musk) …and Make some Music… Otis
Located just north of Pittsburgh, Otis' Barn was constructed in 2010 at #6 Blackburn Farm and houses Woodworking, Metal Working, and Automotive Machine Shops as well as an A/V Sound Stage. The Intent is to create a Virtual Reality where you can come in, look around, see what we're into and browse our products…
Check out the Furniture Shop where we select slabs to create Square and Free Edge Table Tops and Table Bases from our inventory of Black Walnut, Red Oak and Cherry flitches. Table Tops and Bases when provided "unfinished" are furnished ready for sanding and finishing by the Customer. Finishing services include Customer selection of Stain (color) and Sheen (gloss-semi-flat). We provide our finished and unfinished Tables “knocked-down” enabling them to be shipped virtually anywhere.
We continually update our Hardwood Lumber page where furniture makers and craftsmen can find Walnut, Red Oak and Cherry Flitches that have been air-dryed in our air conditioned and heated Barn with the Slabs' Equilibrium Moisture Content ranging between 11% - 13%. Read this explanation of Wood Moisture Content and consult their chart graphing the storage location's relative humidity and EMC, located here: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-and-moisture
The Geothermal Incubator has recently supplemented its line of Geothermal HVAC Control Panels with a Control Panel specifically designed for Hydronic Heating Systems (including in-floor and snow-melt systems)… See us at the PGH Home Show
Check out the Restorations going on in the Half-Fast Speed Shop… The result of the Bridgeville Flood of 2018… Not to worry because the new-builds will be better than new… and running on Compressed Nat Gas - CNG Tuners, so to speak…
Please see our inventory of Oak, Walnut and Cherry Free Edge Slabs and rough-cut lumber. These logs were band-saw cut 2 1/2" and 2" thick and lengths from 4 to 10 feet. The band mill rough cut is smooth enough for most to sand without planing.
A/V Sound Stage
Come in to browse “priceless musical instruments” that we have somehow managed to put prices on… as well as our Vinyl Collection coming soon…
3D Furniture Models in Google Sketch-Up Plans and Specs for the Individual to modify or build as designed. Our plans and specs detail materials, dimensions, and construction techniques so that the plans can be constructed by a local craftsman or DIY without error.
Check out the basement of Otis' Barn, also referred to as "Man Land", where the HALF-FAST Speed Shop was relocated after its abrupt dislocation from its original Morganza Road home necessitated by the PA Turnpike Commission's Wrongful Condemnation in 2012. Be sure to check out the Vintage Parts Bin for those hard to find Vintage OEM parts.
Come in to see our Hydronic GeoThermal Control Centers that control 1 and 3 Zone HVAC Systems.
New for 2019 is our Hydronic Heat Control Center which has the capability to control Tank Temp and 3 Zones, normally controlled by a Thermostat.