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.

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