Saturday, June 30, 2012

Additional photos, Alameda tommorrow 7/1

Kitchen Island on wheels. Industrial cart found at local salvage yard, top is pine bowling lane material with teak banding strip, trimmed with white oak salvaged from 100 yr old bed rails. Shelves are also of pine lane stock.

This table above is mounted on steel frame, same as table in previous post. This one finished with walnut danish oil, varnish. This table is 7'-6", other table is 7' even.

Another table, this one with a very beefy industrial look. I beam legs salvaged from old factory overhead crane track. Top is maple bowling lane stock, with black walnut directional arrows. Walnut danish oil finish, 6' in length.

Double door cabinet with antique shutter doors. Eastlake cast iron cabinet latches, decoritive embellishment salvaged from victorian mirror surround.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New inventory, Alameda show is this Sunday, 7/1

Here are photos of new pieces available on Sunday, 7/1, at Alameda Antique Fair. We will be in our usual spots, booth #'s N-15,2.

First set of photos are of large squarish coffee table. Vintage metal base was originally US Postal service sorting table, found at Sacto Flea. Top is section of maple bowling alley lane.
Benches, Pine bowling lane tops, rough sawn doug fir bases. There are two of these.

The blue base cabinet here was found in Petaluma at salvage yard. I added cast iron wheels, top of maple and pine bowling lane material.
Jelly cabinet made from vintage leaded glass window from my Kansas picker, beadboard I pulled from a Noe Valley victorian remodel.

Here are a couple of very colorful beachy console tables. I considered putting the sign on an end table....:)

Small end table or?? Metal base  from salvaged old cart, turned upside down.

Desk made from vintage steel industrial sewing machine base.
I bought this industrial cart at the sacto flea last month. LOVE the green, nicely patinated. Shelf is pine, top is maple, treated with food grade butcher block oil/wax, perfect ht. for kitchen island.
Dining table of vintage steel industrial base, bowling lane top. There will be several of these avail., 72",84", etc.
Polished steel industrial base drawer unit, LOTS of storage. Maple top.
Nice round repurposed table top found at sf flea, refinished, mated to nice polished cast iron vintage base. Cute little cafe/bistro table

Small coffee table, vintage steel base.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Here are some photos of pieces recently created using bowling lane wood recently salvaged from historic Serra Bowl in Daly City. I purchased 41 lanes, ALOT of material! The first photo illustrates how the material looks before we refinished it. It is Rock Maple, and Georgia Yellow Pine. In the maple slabs you can see the Black Walnut inset directional arrows. This material makes wonderful table tops, counters, bars, etc. Second photo is a pair of benches made from the pine, I used some very ornate cast iron bases, polished and laquered. Next up is an island created from vintage steel industrial rolling cart. Below that is a photo of a couple of coffee tables made from the pine mounted on vintage steel stacking storage shelves. The next photo is an island/work table using on of the maple slabs as a top. The base was an old industrial steel  table frame, I also added a shelf made from vintage pine top. Next up is photo of small table using an antique farmhouse table base. This is at dining table ht. Finally, small console or computer desk with pine top, interesting wrought iron base, polished and laquered.

Here are a couple of available cabinets. The first cabinet shown here created to fit onto very cool antique french metal base. I made a shelf to fit into the base. The cabinet has a beautiful diamond pane leaded glass door I made from glass panel I purchased from a Marin County antique dealer, not sure where from. Very nice hardware on both of these. The pull on the first cabinet is  an antique victorian door bell handle. The tall cabinet below was a builtin salvaged from SF victorian. I added grey beadboard to the sides, feet, crown moulding, etc. I also made new doors for this piece. Leaded glass door above is very cool, original to the piece. I also added some very nice eastlake cast iron hardware, and painted the originally very dark interior white to brighten it up. Finally, a mirror was added to the back of the center section. A quite beautiful stand alone cabinet now.
Here are several photos of a couple of pieces created for new store in Noe Valley. The one in front is a cash wrap made from an old buffet/builtin. I added the shelves, balusters, etc. onto the back of the cabinet, to create a area to display product and conduct sales. The top is made from roughsawn dougfir timbers, laminated together to create a onepiece workspace. Very rustic and textural. The back of the piece where the salesperson stands is the front of the original built-in with all the drawers and doors, lots of storage for the business. The piece behind this up against the wall is a worktable, will be covered with a glass top. The top is created from an old door salvaged from civil war era brick building in ST. Louis, Mo.