Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Announcing we will be at Alameda Sunday Jan. 5, News for upcoming 2014

First of all, we will be at Alameda once again Jan. 5th, booths N-2,15. Looks like the unseasonably mild weather will continue through at least this coming show so come on out should be another beautiful day out there. We will have a very nice inventory of new cabinets, coffee tables, etc. Please email me if interested in any pieces shown here, after the Alameda show many will be distributed to the various retail stores in the area that sell my work so I will let you know if still avail. and where. Finally, just want to express my gratitude to all the folks out there that help this happen. The retail folks in SF- Russell at Zonal, Wayne and crew at Therapy, Marty and crew over at Stuff SF. Naomi and Monica and all the ladies down in Aptos at Warmth Co., Rachel and crew at Abode in HMB, and the newest addition, Janet at Inhabiture Home in Palo Alto. All fine establishments with impeccable taste:) Also on the raw material end- I am constantly struggling to find affordable salvage supplies, all the guys at the outside lot at Urban Ore in Berkeley and also Juan and Brandy over at The Reuse People have been amazing to me this past year, THANKYOU! Also I cannot forget all the beautiful people I meet out at Alameda every month, your enthusiasm for my work is inspiring. Special thanks to Howard in the office at Antiques By the Bay and Harvey for keeping us supplied with fresh doughnuts:) Brand new in 2014 is FOUND ON PIEDMONT, a new establishment on piedmont ave in Oakland scheduled for Feb. 1 opening, I will have a very large presence there. I will post more info soon on this. Also new in 2014 will be a completely revamped website with blog and storefront page included where my furniture can be purchased online, shipped throughout the US. Exciting!

 Bathroom Vanity and chimney cabinet for house in Palm Springs

Found some shutters from New Orleans at Alameda a couple years ago. Chimney cabinet has the last of these shutters as door. Antique victorian hardware. Reclaimed wood from Builders Resource in SF.

 Found a bunch of obscure glass at Urban Ore recently, very old windows with leaded glass turned lavendar by the sun. The lavendar glass panel in top of door was part of an old factory window I bought quite some time ago at Allemany flea. Very beachy blues and greens in this old wood, salvaged from SF victorian. Nice combination.

Beachy Blues again:) Love this new wood. More of the recent lot from Builders Resource. Shutter from Rockridge remodel I did 14 yrs ago, Yeah I have been holding on to these for awhile:) Great bath cab or??

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Inventory, Photos of a couple custom orders, Alameda announcement

 Here is a few photos of new pieces plus some custom pieces we have done recently. Inventory at Alameda will include a few new cabinets, quite a few antique furniture pieces I have restored, and smalls from a recent basement pick in San Rafael. We will be at Alameda on Sunday Dec. 1st in Booths N-2,15. Should be a very nice day, come on out.
Above, a couple of planters plus a cute little outdoor bench/table set. These are made from remilled redwood timbers, reclaimed from various houses, salvage yards, etc. Timbers are often 100+ yrs old, from old growth stock, a far superior material than what is avail. commercially today.

Stained glass window bought at Alameda last month. "Tulips", beautiful I think. Vendor says came out of a basement pick in Oakland.

I found this blue steel shelf unit at Urban Ore, cleaned it up and made the top, added wheels.

Wonderful vintage advertising display piece, from the San Rafael pick. Made new shelves for it, some auto polish and elbow grease brought out the color, nice.
Double leaded glass doors from my Kansas connection, Ron. The beautiful brass handles are antique store handles from ebay, I sniped them from about 10 other bidders at the last second:)

 These leaded glass windows were from the same oakland basement as the Tulip window. Very nice piece.

 Blue steel industrial lab cabinet, from Clorox Corp.! They originally had a stone or cast concrete black top, swapped out for this wood top we made from some very nice 2.5" thick dougfir stock. Cabinet ht. is adjustable.

 These frags used as part of the faceframe on this cabinet came from a pair of gates purchased from SF salvage yard, Builders Resource. Originally in Pacific Hts., I deconstructed the gates and love these parts as raw material. Very nice antique hardware.

 Bought the vintage back end of a school bus at Sacto Flea. Had an idea to make a mirror, but that didnt happen:) We cut some steel sheet stock and fit into the rubber gaskets from the back, the tiles are from vintage scrabble games I have purchased at flea markets, I added magnetic tape to the backs. Would make a very nice cafe menu or???

This display pc. was made for a hat store client. Stock sits on the shelves, mirror above for trying on hats.

 I bought the truck radiator surround at the Sacto flea awhile back. Alot of potential, I thought. Looked it over a few times since I got it back to the shop, but could not wrap my head around what the final result would be. Finally, I just "freestyled" it, went for it and the piece evolved as I built it. Nice "mantique", I believe:) Note the antique radiator cap as a hood ornament, one of the finds from my recent basement pick in San Rafael.

Friday, November 1, 2013

New pieces for Nov., we will have 1 booth at Alameda


 We will be at Alameda Sunday Nov 3 in our usual corner booth, N-15. Also announcing two new retail stores carrying Bryan Appleton Designs furniture. One in Palo Alto, on Ramona st., Inhabiture home furnishings. In SF, "Stuff" on Valencia. I will update the link section of the blog to reflect these new additions.
 "Jelly" cabinet, door is old shutter. "Eggs and Darts" is what the pattern of the crown moulding is called. Crown from SF victorian, pattern stolen from the classic greek temples:)

Very nice patina on this old tin locker. On wheels, shelves added.

Found this very cool military box at the flea some time ago, note the copper rivets all over the top. Polished. Added to base to create this nice little industrial nitestand.

Another pair of nitestands, with drawers, also have very nice glass tops. Love the vintage travel stickers, actually found both of these on same day picking, two different vendors.

 Vintage leaded glass door, also very intricate brass victorian era window lock as catch.
 Coffee table, old factory cart was disassembled and wheels used to make this. Part of the Philz coffee order.


This endtable started out as a machine base, had to cut off some extraneous parts. Like the machine:) Polished. Wanted to emphasize the beauty of the polished steel so added the wood into the openings only.

Beatiful vintage leaded/stained glass doors from streetside pick, SF.Arch Frags on faceframe are parts of victorian era gate, disassembled.

I have had this slag glass window in my collection for at least 10 yrs. Worth the wait. Beautiful quarter sawn oak top, trim also, from old dining table. Doug fir faceframe.

Endtables, coffee table, a set
These are called "two toppers" Part of an order for new coffee shop in SSF, Philz coffee on westborough.

Three new benches

 Another coffee table

Popular piece, small desk using ebony on VG dougfir flooring stock, base is steel industrial sewing machine base, polished.

"J" fixture, floor display piece for Philz coffee. Top is to be painted with chalkboard paint for graphics.

From last month. Just love the three of these together. Two on left avail. at Zonal on Hayes in SF. One on right avail. at "Stuff", again, SF

 Wine cabinet. Bought the oak interior part at Salvage yard. Obviously homemade, the unknown carpenter used full 1" thick oak. Yeah, its heavy. I wrapped it with this beautiful vg flooring, black distressed doug fir.

Last month again.Beautiful slag glass doors from colorado. Bought them from vendor at alameda told me he comes out once a yr from CO., everything he sells he donates to SPCA. Pretty cool. Cabinet long gone.

Table made for store on Valencia st. Base was part of an order, glass tabletop was broken so we made this top to go with the industrial base.

Beachy blue coffee table.