Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September show dates, New pieces

Here are some of the new pieces I have been working on recently. I spent the summer building out new shop and residence in West Oakland warehouse. Alot of work moving inventory into new space but I am very happy to be in my new space. The photos below are a sample of what will be available at my upcoming show dates. Look for me at Marin Farmers market at Grand Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 25. I will be at Petaluma Antique fair on Sunday Sept. 26. Booth F-2 , corner of Fourth St. and B St. Lastly, the following Sunday, Oct. 3, back at Alameda Pt. Antique fair in my usual spot, I-22. Please excuse the confusing placement of text for photos. Although I write the text next to the corresponding photos, it seems google blogs put the text wherever they want when I publish. Thanks!! Vintage steel medical cabinet purchased at Alameda was inspiration for this piece. Love the Deco teardrop hinges on door. Antique cast iron stove feet, carved oak pediment salvaged from victorian sofa frame.

This piece below built around vintage cabinet doors. The doors came from SF remodel, via Craigs List. Antique cast iron window locks, upper trim salvaged from antique bed rails. Very cute!

The stained glass panel in the door of this cabinet below is from Alameda. I built the door around the panel, then built this cabinet. Lots of storage here. Nice.

This blue steel cabinet below was another flea market find. I love the color, appearance. The sticker reveals it was from the old International Harvester plant in San Leandro. Originally a rolling mechanics tool cart, much work was needed to transform into functional cabinet. Very different, very cool.

The carcasse of this armoire was
found at Alameda. (Right photo) Completely rebuilt, new doors and hardware, trim. Verey nice colors.

Custom pantry cabinet created as special order. Stained glass doors salvaged from old curio cabinet.

This oak side table I found at flea market in SF. It needed a new top, here is what was created. Trim was created from antique bed rails.

Polished steel table with benches below. Vintage steel factory worktable was purchased at Alameda Antique fair. I have been intrigued by the polished steel furniture I have been seeing at Alameda. This piece was rusty crusty when I found it. I built a new drawer, benches, and stripped paint and rust. After extensive polishing, here is what was created.

Here are a few of the many new coatracks.

Coatrack made from vintage fireplace surround, crystal doorknobs, cast iron brackets. The detail on brackets is amazing. There were so many coats of paint on these that the detail was completely hidden.