Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Antique Furniture Salvage, Tables

Here are some new photos. The small metal cabinet I recently picked up at the local flea(Allemany in SF). I put a photo of it in the last post here it is with a new top! The next one is a small table built with some more of the Lodi farmhouse beadboard material, I love the beach blue/green colors. The turned post is some salvage from an old victorian porch railing assembly, I found this at Urban Ore in Berkeley. A wonderful warehouse full of possibilities! The base is a piece of marble(wrapped in wood), once the step of a victorian entryway on Hayes St. in SF. The coatracks below are examples of some new pieces I have been making using some antique furniture salvage I recently bought from Steve over in Berkeley at Ohmega Salvage. They have a wonderful inventory of beautiful salvage pieces from all over the world. They are on San Pablo in Berkeley. Check them out! Finally, Thanks to all who visited at the Petaluma Antique Fair this past sunday, the weather was perfect and the people could not have been friendlier! I had a great show and many pieces found a new home! Looking forward to this sundays upcoming Alameda Pt. Antique fair, hope to see you there. I will be back in space T-20. Hope the weather cooperates. Peace, Bryan

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In the last post I showed these Black Walnut furniture crests as raw material. Here are a couple of photos of the finished products. The larger photo show a coatrack with vintage hooks and steel doorknobs. The beadboard background came from some material salvaged from a Lodi, Ca. area farmhouse. It was given to me by my good friend Roff Graves at Graves Country Folk Art Gallery. A link to his gallery can be seen at the "links" section of this blog. The other crest I used in a coatrack of very fancy antique brass doorknobs. I have been collecting these knobs for many years, these are some very nice ones. I really like the way these turned out. The driftwood coatrack uses some black porcelain and vintage crystal knobs. This piece, and the driftwood table below it are alot like the pieces I made many years ago when I worked with my good friend Jon Westburg at Creations From The Sea. The table was a custom piece. The client wanted a rustic approach, she has several other of my pieces and wanted something not so Shabby Chic for her living room. I had fun exploring the shore of the bay around Oyster Point where I live, looking for material. I will be making some more pieces like this in the future. The driftwood coatrack, and many others can be seen at a store in Fairfax Ca., called Beachhouse Style. They have a wonderful store full of unique items. The black walnut furniture crest coatracks, and many other unique pieces will be shown this sunday, April 26 in Petaluma at the Petaluma Downtown Antique Faire, booth space no. K-62 (Kentucky St). Should be alot of fun! Hope to see you there! Peace, Bryan

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Store sales counter, Raw Material

Went out to our local flea market on Sunday. A great day of hunting. First is a small nightstand type metal cabinet. It will clean up nice with a new wood top. The small rusty heating vents are cool, I have already cleaned them of rust, they will be fun to work with. The cast iron table bases were marked "san francisco press club", they must of had an auction. I purchased 4 of these. The Eastlake wood pieces are parts of old furniture, I love them. Finally, my best find. A spring clip, cast iron of victorian vintage I believe. I collect victorian hardware. I have never seen a clip before. Very Cool! The other 2 photos are of a sales counter recently custom made for a San Francisco store. I had not had a chance to get photos since they opened up, It really looks nice in their store.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Busy Boy

I've been a busy boy, lots of new coatracks. Doorknobs, faucet handles, antique cast iron hooks, even vintage garden nozzles. Here are some photos. Email me to see detailed photos. These will be up on the website soon! peace, bryan

Friday, April 10, 2009

Alameda Point Antique Fair, last Sunday

Beautiful Day out at the Alameda Pointe Antique Faire last sunday. Next show sunday April 19 in Folsom, Ca. These photos were taken of my booth in Alameda. The large Armoire is cedar lined. Smells nice! The mirror on the left is new, I was given 100+ yr. old oak victorian fireplace mantle. I took it apart and made a wall mirror out of the top part. I inset balusters on either side, there were painted wooden panels there, very blah, so I created the 3D effect with the baluster. Some nice crown and a good cleaning. The last photo is of my "princess mirror", very popular, I have made and sold quite a few of these. See you in Folsom!