Home and Garden - Atlanta Magazine

Author Pamela Berger

  • Pamela Berger


Rough South Home founder upcycles salvage finds

Clarke Titus transforms everything from factory fans to MARTA doors into stylish home furnishings

“I find the weird stuff no one wants.” That’s how Clarke Titus begins our conversation as we traipse through a cluttered salvage yard a half dozen miles west of Atlanta. To the Kirkwood furniture maker, the decades-old trash is full of potential. Like a Depression-era Georgia freight car paneled with ten-foot-long pine boards. Titus used the weathered wood—stenciled here and there with numbers and workers’ instructions—to create more than a dozen original pieces, including tables, mirrors, consoles, and a king-sized headboard. Read more...