Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Show Dates, Many new pieces, NEW BOOTH SPACE AT ALAMEDA! N-15

Show dates for April are: Sunday April 3 at Alameda, NEW BOOTH SPACE!!!, N-15, corner booth across from food vendors(Bay side). Sunday April 17 at Petaluma Antique Faire. (Downtown Petaluma). 3 Marin Farmers Markets this month, Saturday April 23 at Grand Lake market, Oakland. Sunday April 24 at Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. Thursday April 28 at Civic Center also. For those of you interested in Estate sales, there will be a sale at 683 26th st, Oakland, on Saturday April 2nd, held by my new business partner, Jon Favors, an Estate Liquidator and well known troublemaker:) Great Deals to be had!
These are 2 new hutches. Both were purchased as salvage pieces at Urban Ore in Berkeley, then rebuilt, my style. The cabinet with the purple glass drawer knobs had some interesting history. I was told it came from the Richmond Plunge, it was used to store flippers!

Here are some photos of available cabinets, previously posted but shown here again. I have been rained out at Alameda 4 of 5 previous shows, so many cabinets are available.

Near the bottom of these photos is a beautiful small primitive, new to my inventory. Also,new mirror photos. I purchased an antique window collection last year, here are some mirrors made from some of these beatiful old window frames.

Also shown at bottom of post is small table, very interesting wrought iron base. It had many layers of gold paint on the iron, Yuck! We removed paint and polished the steel base, very nice! Also shown here is a recently built custom wardrobe.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Cabinets Avail. now, Planters and Benches, Alameda Rainout

The planters and benches are made from remilled old growth redwood stock. These were made to show at upcoming Marin County Farmers Markets in April, May, and June. I will be showing at San Rafaels thurs. and Sunday Markets, also Saturday market at Grand Lake in Oakland. Dates for April include Sat. 4/23 at Oakland Market, also Sun. 4/24 at San Rafael civic Center, Thurs. 4/28 also at Civic Center

Beautiful victorian era stained glass window as door for this cabinet below. Antique Cast Iron Eastlake hinges and shutter catch. Black walnut crown salvaged from old piece of furniture deconstructed.

The doors on this next cabinet are from a 1910 Rockridge house original kitchen cabinet. Oversized cast iron eastlake hinges, also eastlake cabinet latch and sash lift used as handle.

Salvaged vintage 4 lite cabinet doors used here. The sides on this piece incorporate some old beadboard purchased from salvage yard in East Palo Alto. Beautiful rose/chocolate color combo.

This cabinet has some old stained glass windows purchased at Alameda incorporated in doors. Eastlake cast iron hinges, cabinet latches. The upper trim contains some of the antique stove tiles that I recently acquired. Very colorful piece.

The base of this sink was a custom order. Very cool piece, made for an Emeryville loft.

I acquired the architectural window surround used in this about 15 years ago. It ended up in a retail store as a display piece. I walked into a small shop in Groveland, ca last year and there it was, for sale, going out of business! Had to buy it back, of course! Oval mirror from SF victorian fireplace surround.

I found this small vanity at Urban Ore, missing the original mirror and frame, looked pretty rough. I sanded off many years of paint, added the victorian knobs and backplates & made a new mirror/frame. It is very cute and colorful piece now. I especially like the contrasts of the cream drawer fronts and the blue/red in frame.

This bathroom wall cabinet was made as a custom piece. The client purchased this stunning beveled glass window at a local salvage yard. I tried very hard to do it justice.

This piece was made for a new store in Pleasanton, Ca., called "Prim". It is located at 520 Main st., and the cabinet is for sale at that location. I started here with an old farmhouse kitchen base cabinet. Round milkglass doorknobs as drawer handles. The doors I made and framed within a couple of very cool arch frags purchased at Candlestick Antique market. The trim that surrounds the top is milled from an old handrail.

Another parsons table. Sold.

Pieces made recently, custom, etc

Sofa or "Parsons" Table. Old painters ladder incorporated as legs, bottom shelf. This piece is avail. at Zonal in SF.
Custom Parsons table, made to fit in clients entry hall. Legs & frame are rough sawn doug fir timbers.

This piece has many elements. The glass doors on top were purchased at antique flea market, I believe the glass is called "glue chip" . Very old, interesting geometric pattern. Many antique furniture trim pcs. used, also note the very cool vintage stove tiles incorporated into trim.

Chimney Cabinet using old window for a door. Not the best photo, but this pc. is avail. and can be seen at Zonal.