The Creative Fire at Boxman Studios
June 5, 2014
Here at Boxman Studios we pride ourselves on designing, fabricating, and delivering unique and innovative experiences out of shipping containers. We owe this drive to innovate to the many talented creative individuals who make up our company. For many of our employees, creativity doesn’t stop at the container structures we build. Check out some of the projects in the works by some of our Boxman Studios team.
Not your average bug.
Fabricator Scott Boyd has been hard at work restoring an old and forgotten 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. With a beautiful custom metal flake paint job, the Bug has a 2000 watt stereo system that is controlled by an in-dash Windows Surface tablet complete with wi-fi. Not to mention the Boxman Studios logo plate cleverly stowed away under the hood amidst a sea of speakers.
Let’s just build a new one.
When our Warehouse Foreman Ryan Radford let a friend borrow his ‘03 Chevy 3500, it was returned to him with a busted fender. Rather than paying an autobody shop to fix it, he decided to get to work on his very own flatbed. With the help of Manufacturing Lead Mike Sims, and Fabricator Zack Rahman, Ryan got to work on building an all steel custom fabricated flatbed. Fit with LED lighting, the build took place in our shop before it was hauled out to be powdercoated. It took the 3 men approximately 24 hours to finish.
Sittin’ up high.
Recently, Mike Sims finished his frame-off restoration of a ‘69 Chevy C10 Truck. Within a year Mike rebuilt the entire chassis, converted to 4-wheel drive, and dropped a 350 4-bolt main block under the hood. Now that’s creative.
Cruisin’ down low.
Seems that our guys are quite fond of Chevy’s with 350’s in them. Manufacturing Lead Dan Leland is currently in the middle of restoring a 1977 Camaro, with plans to drop a 350 block with street blower. Dan hopes to be hitting the streets within a year.
Drumming away, around the world.
Specializing in the African Djembe, Fabricator Kevin Brown has been building hand drums for over seven years. Starting at around $300, each drum is made from walnut and exotic hardwoods, and African goatskin. His most recent drum was shipped to Japan, and he has two on the way to Scotland and Switzerland. If you’d like your own check out Kevin’s website, Rhythm House Drums.
Paul wants to go fast.
Fabricator Paul Rice has been racing go-karts for over 30 years. Since 2008, Paul has been the owner and operator of Mind Game Motorsports building 100mph+ karts for national competitors in the World Karting Association. Since their inception the karts that Paul and his company has built have piled up over 256 national wins nationwide. Building for ages 5 – 55, you can get a custom kart of your own at Paul’s website here: mindgamemotorsports.com
Trophies, Podiums, and Boxman Toys.
After hours, or during the rare occasions when our fabricators some downtime, they’ll help add some spark to the office by creating Boxman Studios themed trophies, trinkets, and more out of scrap materials.
Creativity. It’s something that comes naturally to the people who build some of the world’s most iconic shipping container environments. And it’s why you want Boxman Studios in your corner when you’re ready to create something special.