Portrait of the artist as a young man...

Portrait of the artist as a young man...


Portrait of the artist as a young girl...

Portrait of the artist as a young girl...


Portrait of the artists as thirty-somethings...

Portrait of the artists as thirty-somethings...


Welcome.

Tin Mule exists to help you look at your spaces and come up with amazing ideas for what to do with said spaces whether it's custom-made just for you or already birthed in our shop. Our main focus is on breathing new life into lovely old vintage pianos of all sizes. If you have a piano but don’t know what to do with it or feel bad parting with it, we can take it off of your hands and create a beautiful and unique piece of functional furniture or artwork for your home, workspace, place of worship, school or public space.

We hope to do this in the same way that great writers sit with words and craft amazing things to read. Or a great sculptor can look at marble and see what is hiding inside. To be honest, it can be a rather scary process trying to take something that has always existed in one specific way and turn it into something else entirely. It splinters a lot of things inside a person that need to be gone in a hurry and builds up the un-built bits that need to be built. Those are these best bits. Before we start getting too philosophical in an "about us" section let's move on shall we?

So, you have an idea? Need an idea? Tin Mule will happily help you design it and, if you are prepared to produce legal tender in response, we'll go from there. ;-)

 

 

A wee bit more about us if you'd like...

The name Tin Mule exists because they were the only two words Philip could make with the last remaining magnetic alphabet letters on his refrigerator. It stuck in his brain as a noteworthy combination and he decided he had to use it for something awesome. It would be the serendipitous combination of his love of woodworking and design and his wife's (Meg) piano-part collections and quirky style that would spark Tin Mule into creation.

Philip and Meg live in Mableton, Georgia with Philip's daughter Elisabeth; Meg's two boys -- Phoenix and Hawke, and the family dog, Malcolm The Ewok Muppet. They all agree (Malcolm notwithstanding) that the game “Clue” is only fun if one plays the original version. The new version is dumb.