Saturday, October 3, 2015

A FEW NEW PIECES, Dancing Hotdogs, an apology

Apologies for last minute post:( I have decided I must cancel my showing at Alameda Antique fair tomorrow. It's been a crazy September- I have been dealing with family health matters, and a very full custom order schedule. Attending the Alameda show would have had a negative impact on my ability to meet custom order deadlines and frankly with all the personal family matters I realized I needed a mental health holiday. So I am going to go to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass today and do some shopping at the show tomorrow:) This workaholic will be back next month in my regular spot at alameda with a whole bunch of cool stuff, heres a few shots of new inventory.

 I have had four of these industrial crates for years, just never felt I had any good ideas for what to make them into. So simple what I finally came up with:) I cut the skids off the bottom, flipped it on its side and put the oversized red wheels on it. I think is a winner and I have three more of them. Originally came from large printing plant in emeryville, according to the picker I bought them from.

 Very cool old east coast shutter( IS made from white pine). I mated with a very nice green porcelain top. Antique cast iron hardware.
Dancing Hotdogs!

 Found this sign quite some time ago at some flea market, and promptly stashed it away and forgot about it. Recently unearthed it and just had to incorporate into a cabinet:) The dancing food graphics crack me up every time I look at them. I made the wood panel of the door from some rough sawn doug fir a friend gave me he took it out of his Rockridge Craftsman was part of the stair stringer assembly I just love the nail hole patterns.
 For all the people who look at the wine racks I bring to Alameda and say " It's not big enough", this ones for you:)

 Don't find these very often. I recently purchased this from local salvage yard -I had walked right by it for several weeks before I realized was steel. Had the original woodtone finish, I removed with wire wheel,polished and waxed it. It is in very good condition.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tables, other custom pieces

 Here it is the end of August the summer flew by! Yes I will be at Alameda Sunday Sept. 6, Booths N 15-18. Lots of great stuff including Tables!, its that time of year. First set of photos here, custom dining table with purple painted border. Very colorful, top surface is all reclaimed wood.
 Here is photo of a very massive bed frame as designed by client and myself. Roughsawn doug fir timbers as frame, steel and iron mesh and reclaimed wood make up panels.

Round White Oak table. Client brought me this design, was a tricky one. I liked it so much I made another to bring to Alameda.
 These were made for Philz coffee to use as stanchions for line control. Alot of fun to make!

This table is Island ht., 36" Will be bringing to Alameda. Surface is pine bowling lane slab, with a gray stain. Base is fabricated from salvage steel 2x2 beams.
Closeup of the island top
Custom table made from Doug fir beams, run thru the surface planer and finished with a driftwood gray wash.  Gray appears to be very popular this season.
Matching bench
Maple bowling lane slab top with maple legs. This one approx 84x36, will be at Alameda
Custom Redwood outdoor table with matching benches. Beautiful old growth stock, reclaimed.

 Small bench in whites and creams
 couple of shots of redwood table and benches on deck of reclaimed redwood

6' dia. round table. Stock was 2.5" thick dougfir beams.
This was very fun project. Client wanted yardsticks as whimsical elements, I took it from there.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Inventory, Custom pcs. Showing August 2 at Alameda

Been awhile since I have posted new photos, camera was broken:( Here are just a few, more to come. I will have three booths at upcoming Alameda show, lots of cool stuff. Come on out.                                 Here are two views of small cabinet with double leaded glass doors. Antique hardware, doug fir sides, top  and face frame.

 RED! Top photo vintage industrial steel cabinet as nightstand or? Live edge walnut slab pc goes nicely I think. Bottom double door cabinet all cleaned up, has shelves inside, both cabinets are on wheels
 Vintage steel medical cabinet. Replaced the top with wood.
Rusty crusty wrought iron base. Top is redwood, from salvaged picnic table. Has been sealed with exterior grade deck oil.
 Prototype of coffee display stand for Philz coffee. Vintage wooden ladder, reclaimed wood.
This maple prep island by Boos was found in an estate sale basement, was pretty crusty. Cleaned up very nice.
 Vintage hand lettered Muni sign was inspiration for this cabinet. Reclaimed wood throughout.

Bench, whites and creams
 Vintage military trunk, vietnam era as coffee table. I have found some very cool examples over the years, trunks painted as personal expressions of their owners. This one has a 60's era pop art feel to it. I cleaned it up and added a base it is now functional as a small coffee table.
Industrial steel table. Just the right size for small computer desk or?
 Nightstand, midcentury.
 Interesting diminutive locker, live edge top, nightstand?
 Typewriter stand, reimagined as endtable.
 Vintage cast iron singer base, wood top.
 Ongoing Kitchen project. I will post more photos once this is completed.