Please note we have cancelled Jan. appearance at Alameda due to lousy weather, and health issues. The following pieces are avail. to be shown at my west oakland warehouse for a week or so, then will be distributed to various retail outlets. Contact me on cell at 415 336 2784 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for appt., directions. Thankyou to all for a great 2012, we have big plans here for 2013.First photo large bowling lane square coffee table, industrial steel legs and edging. Next, this coffee table is made from old boy scout equipment trunk as base, antique cast iron wheels salvaged from old cart. Top is repurposed beadboard from West Oakland victorian.
Steel tables. First one was used for many years as work station in marble cutting factory. Polished, clearcoated. Second table is simple steel desk with single drawer. As found.
Vintage steel cabinet found at SF flea market. Polished, laquered. Base and vintage set of wheels were added. Interior shelving is adjustable.
This cabinet with sloped roof is a special order from an interior designer, meant as broom closet for under a set of stairs.
Vintage steel drawer unit purchased from urban ore, exterior surface distressed, interior of drawers painted. I added a base with wheels, and a nice thick oak top. Oak top was part of an old dining table I found dumped in my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago.
Tall "chimney" cabinet. Leaded glass window was purchased at Urban Ore. I made the frame out of some victorian door stiles. Very nice antique cast iron hardware. The cast iron plate with the graphics on it likely from old furnace.
This colorful coffee table was made from a vintage Pepsi store cooler. Had a zinc lined resevoir, made to hold bottles and ice. Date on cooler is 1917.
Small apt. sized bowling lane coffee table, cherry wood trim, steel legs salvaged from the marble cutting factory. Notice the saw cuts on the edges.
Beveled mirror, framestock was some very old 6" tongue and groove stock rescued from West Oakland teardown. Beautiful alligatoring/patina/colors.
"Willy's". What more to say. Iconic Willeys jeeps were pretty popular in the small Northern California town I grew up in, they could literally go just about anywhere. I found this old tailgate at the sacto flea, cut out the panel, polished and laquered and framed. Great wall art for the man cave. No extra charge for the bullet holes.
This is a chalkboard made from pc. of slate from a 100+ yr. old schoolhouse. Very hard to find salvage. Beautiful blues and greens behind the cream layers in the wood.
Found this massive 30x30x10 maple butcher block at Urban Ore. Got rid of the really cheesy looking original wooden legs, gave it some industrial flair with these beefy I beam legs, polished, laquered. "Boos" is a topline brand of these blocks.
Here is a series of photos of a vintage cast iron machine base. Polished and laquered. Havent built anything using it yet, just was so cool(if you like that sort of thing:)) I decided to put it on the blog for others to admire. The fittings are bronze and that plate at the top is adjustable on 2 axes. Very fun to play with:) Have included an image of stand as found.
This is a very nice maple bowling lane top desk with a massive steel industrial base. The drawers are have self closing sliders, made from cherry and mahogany. Ordered by a client who has since dissapeared, maybe will sell, maybe will keep for me!
Wine cabinet on very old cast iron wheels. Base is body of a cute little kerosene stove I bought at the sacto flea.
"Wreck" panel on door made from vintage sign purchased at Sacto flea. Very nice antique cast iron hardware. LOTS of storage here in this cabinet.
Standing coat rack, made from very elegant fluted column, victorian salvage pc. Found the vintage barbell weights at an estate sale. Antique decorative brass doorknobs complete the ensemble, with a victorian era finial on top.
These shutters were salvaged in New England, trucked out here by a friend of mine. Beautiful colors and appearance, they have had a hard life with those hardcore New England winters! Repurposed as doors in this cabinet, lots of color here!
Here are several new coatracks. The closeup of the cherub is part of a cast iron pc. salvaged from antique standing lamp.
Found these hummingbird cast iron brackets at SF flea, the hooks were part of an antique halltree from a south dakota barbershop.