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September 25, 2013


Self-taught craftsman Clarke Titus turns uncommon wood and overlooked items into furniture, lighting and home accessories.

Titus, a Georgia State University grad, learned his on-the-job skills building and renovating retail space throughout the country. When he came back to Atlanta, the Virginia native began creating functional pieces for his home.

Two years ago, he started Rough South Home.

Using a mix of metal and woods, Titus creates eco-chic dining, coffee and side tables. Desks too. For his unique chandeliers and pendants, Titus hunts for discarded filters, washing machine drums or old warehouse lights.

His Mission-style dining table ($3,000) is pictured above. The oak-top table is 93 inches long and nearly 40 inches wide.

Coffee tables ($600 and up), dining tables ($1,200 and up) and lighting ($150 and up) are one of a kind. Lately, his pallet chairs ($250 and up) have been a hit. Made from shipping pallets and steel, the chairs (pictured below)  are made to order with custom colors.

To order, check Contact Titus for custom pieces too.

Also find some of his work at Atlanta MADE, 1187 Howell Mill Road, in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions area. The store offers only made-in-Atlanta products by more than 60 artists and companies. Products range from furniture and art to jewelry and organic skin care. Check


One Comment
  1. You always find the coolest stuff! I love the reclaimed lighting fixtures on their web page.

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