Friday, February 20, 2015

Post two, inventory for March Alameda show, Sunday 3/1, weather permitting

Here is second post. There are many more photos of new stock directly below this post, posted yesterday 2/19. Hopefully the weather will stay nice for next Sunday, I will now have three full booths, Row N, booths 15,16,2                      First two photos- Custom 8' very chunky doug fir framing stock slab top. This is old growth stock, ran through the surface planer, then glued and doweled to create solid surface. The base is rough sawn doug fir very simple design, this is at island ht., 36", functions as kitchen island also dining table.                                            


 Custom door. Bought some very nice 3x8 old growth redwood recently from the reuse people over in East Oakland. Beautiful stock. Ran it thru the surface planer and built this exterior door. I acquired the stained glass panel a few years ago from my Kansas supplier Ron, probably out of the midwest somewhere.
 Bought this industrial salvage piece several years ago at Alameda. Just now figured out how I wanted it to look:) The top board is a piece of Afromosia, very similar to Teak, cutoff from a custom Table job.
Vintage cast iron sewing machine base as desk(30" ht.), the top is dougfir VG flooring stock surface planed, stain is Ebony.
 Found this bench/storage box at Allemany flea recently. Had a hideous  fabric top and sides, but when I inspected it could see what was underneath, oldgrowth roughsawn redwood plank sqaure nail construction. On original wheels, I added the antique chest handles, cleaned it up considerably and painted the interior for cleanliness. (it needed it)



 Sheet steel skinned tabletop, 2" thick doug fir underneath. Tabletop was out in the elements for many years and looks it. I burnished the steel top and waxed it. Very sexy cast iron base, reminiscent of antique industrial machine bases. This one is 9.5 ft long

 Maple Bowling lane stock tabletop, cherry trim. Another set of those chunky cast iron machine base legs. Table is 90" x 37"

 Base of this pc. is painted steel. Top is by me, multi-colored reclaimed wood strips.
 Out door table? Top of this is a pc of Marine Salvage, Mahogany, Likely the fantail of an old wooden boat. Antique newel post and base from vintage rope spool with original graphics/color complete this one.
 Blanket chest, copper nails on mahogany panels as decorative elements here. Inside very clean. Nice piece.
Started with an old bin table for this one. Deconstructed down to the frame, rebuilt and added the drawer. New top from reclaimed wood, love those beachy blues.
 Very heavy steel factory cart, well made.
 I recently purchased about 20 panels of an old maple gym floor. When panels deconstructed it makes great raw material for surfaces. Here was incorporated  into a coffee table. Mahogany trim, rough sawn doug fir top.
 Vintage  distressed paint bookcase on left. Right, steel cabinet on wheels, top is salvaged oak dining tabletop.
Console, machine base, steel trim. Top surface salvage from  vintage industrial workstation.
Vintage sheet tin fabricated hotel laundry cart. Cute.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb 2015 new inventory, post one of two/ posted 2/19/15

Apologies to anybody who came to the feb alameda show looking for my booth. Had some health issues was forced to cancel at the last minute. This month we will have a HUGE load, smalls, industrial, my funky assembly pcs, you name it. There will be another post in a day or two, have quite a few more pcs to show here.                                                                                                                            Custom dining table with matching bench, this is made from reclaimed VG doug fir flooring.
 Was working at a clients house recently, took this photo. I built this several years ago one of my favorites. I bought an old rusty crusty woodstove at a flea market, turned it into this cabinet.
 Custom made niche bench, top is on hinges for storage. Clients like cast iron, I had alot of fun with this pc.
 Iron shelving unit. I bought the fabricated iron frame at a flea market. Cleaned it up and added the shelves, cool pc.
 So for this pc I started with very chunky cast iron machine base, found I believe at Urban Ore. Stripped many layers of paint to get down to the bare cast surface then burnished with wire wheels. The top and shelves are maple, 2" butcher block type stock from industrial workstations. Would be ideal as kitchen island is at 36" high.
 Vintage steel cabinet bought last month at Alameda. It is now on locking castors, shelves added, lots of storage!
 Vintage wire display rack
 Bought this at a garage sale, the masonite board as back is original. I made new wood shelves for it. Nice display pc.
 Base came from old schoolhouse desk, stripped the paint and burnished the steel. Is at desk ht(although is adjustable), 30". Top is reclaimed maple gym floor. Steel trim
 Vintage warehouse cart. Removed very greasy shelves, replaced with new, nice.

 Custom bathroom vanity plus mirrored medicine cabinet for above.

 Bought this at Alameda last month. I love finding these odd random items:) Had to do some welding repairs, but the adjustable function of the pc works great, I added the levers, came off a vintage table saw...Polished the steel top as it was in pretty rough shape. Comes with locking castors(not shown in photo). Honestly have no idea what to promote it as but think will get alot of attention at upcoming Alameda market.
 Sculpters stand, very old. Another Alameda find. This is the first one of these I have ever seen that has all the parts and in good functional condition. Raises/lowers/locks.
 Another couple of sculpters stands, fully functional. Different eras but nice set of two- end tables or nitestands? They also raise/lower, spin/lock. Pretty cool.
 Industrial salvage pc., angle iron shelving frame bought at machine shop auction, added shelves and locking castors

 Very cool set of cast iron lags originally were a machine base. Found this brass tag under quite a few layers of paint. Stripped and burnished. Top and shelf are maple butcher block stock from vintage industrial workstations.
 A client recently gave me some purple heart boards, reclaimed from a job he did this is a very attractive wood species IMHO. Made this shelving unit using those boards and a burnished steel set of legs think was old industrial sewing machine stand.

 Quite a story behind these photos. A client liked very much the industrial base plus bowling lane top tables I make but couldnt find just the right combo in any photos I showed her. She found a table like this online sent me the photo and I naively said "no problem". Several months later I have finally figured out all the fabrication issues, believe was worth the effort. Many mistakes and blind alleys but very cool pc I think.
 I believe this style dresser called a highboy? Anyways found at a garage sale I dont know whether the old school grandma furniture style is appealing to many folks  but as a woodworker I was amazed at quality of dovetail joints and overall craftsmanship in this pc everything still works great after many decades of use. The price was right:)
 I made this mirror many years ago was being used as a fixture in a store I did business with in SF. Sadly he closed his doors recently after many years. I have quite a bit of inventory from this store will be posting additional photos soon.
Very beefy steel machine base. Did'nt do anything to it, just washed the grease, etc. off it. Maybe sell as is, maybe use as pedastal for table? Stay tuned:).....

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year, Jan 2015 post


 We will be showing at the Alameda Antique Fair on Sunday Jan 4. Hard to believe has been almost a year since I have had a chance to make some speculative cabinets. Photos below. These and more will be coming with me, come on out supposed to be a very nice day.

Dining table made from vintage hospital gurney. Surface is reclaimed bowling lane slab.Steel edge trim.
 A couple of wine racks. 60 bottles capacity. Bought a solid oak rack from the salvage yard cut it up into  smaller sections and then built cabinets around. Nice size.
 Double glass door cabinet. Leaded glass doors from my Kansas connection. Some very nice antique hardware.
 Antique Redwood box as shoe bench. Or??
 The beautiful glass panel here was salvaged from large building near Lake Merritt. Reclaimed wood throughout, antique hardware.
 Recently picked up some maple bowling lane slab stock. Edge trim is mahogany, I beams as legs.
 Found this vintage maple chopping block at the flea market recently. Restored, then fit it onto a vintage adding machine industrial pipe stand.
 Antique tool box, loads of character. On legs, could be bench in entry way with storage or small coffee table?
 Found a very interesting vintage copper panel with "ABC" graphics at salvage yard recently. Really have no idea of provenance, but very cool. Built this cabinet starting with copper panel. Lower panel of door is steel, polished. The extreme textural pitting is from decades of rust, was bottom of an industrial cart stored outside -was probably filled with water for years. Many hours of burnishing with wire wheel and here is result. Pretty cool:)


 Very elegant piece. I bought this old leaded glass round top window at Alameda a few years ago.  Has turned lavendar from many years exposure to UV.  Very difficult to frame into a door but worth the effort. Reclaimed wood plus some very nice antique hardware.