Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Alameda antique fair post

 Greetings! I have not posted in a while, hard to believe 2016 is almost gone! As I posted a couple months ago,  I have been recovering from a very bad tablesaw accident. My hand is still not 100%, but I have been back to work for quite some time  healing slowly but surely. I am planning to go to this upcoming Alameda show on Sunday  November 6, weather permitting. As of today, Wednesday, it appears that the  weather is going to cooperate. As many people have  read here in my blog already, I will not be building furniture much longer. As of November 1, I have six months to be out of my warehouse. I will be shutting down furniture building on February 1 of 2017. The following 90 days I will be liquidating  inventory and clearing out the space.  As near as I can tell, weather permitting, I will be attending Alameda three more times. November,  December, and February. I will be in my usual spot, booth N-15 through 18

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Alameda antique fair is this Sunday, 9/4.

 Hello to all. A lot has happened in the last month since I posted. Two weeks ago I had a very bad accident involving my table saw and my  left-hand, resulting in surgery. Fortunately, I will still be able to create furniture using this hand and 4 1/2 of my fingers :-)  I am incredibly grateful, it could've been so much worse.  I have had several weeks now of recovery time and fortunately I am  going to be able to attend this upcoming Alameda show. Several friends have offered to help me unload and load. So we're going to be there.  The weather's going to be great, and  it should not be too crowded due to  being a holiday weekend. Come on out. As usual we will be in row N, booths n-15 thru 18.  I am continuing to bring out my architectural treasures, etc. and will have some very nice new pieces and smalls.

As we move into fall, please remember that this traditionally is my busiest time of the year. So for all of you who would like to order pieces to be ready by the holidays it's never too early to get in the queue.

Friday, August 5, 2016

August Alameda Antique fair photos, Come on out!

Greetings to all.  I spent 1.5 weeks in July traveling throughout Oregon, part vacation part roadtrip in search of a location to move to. As previously mentioned here my lease expires early in 2017 and I will be relocating myself and my furniture making business. No decisions yet but Portland area looking good, huge supply of warehouses and demand for my "look" in furniture makes this area ideal. Here are a few new pieces I built this past week for sundays upcoming show. As usual, will be in row N, booths 15-18 this time, LOTS of inventory. I also have some nice industrial pieces I picked up this past month will post more photos by tomorrow am.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

JULY 2016 Post

I spent most of June building a new Peoples Barbershop in SF, opening soon at 333 Valencia. I will post photos as soon as possible. Here are a few new pieces, I will be in the usual spot at Alameda Antique fair tomorrow, July 3rd, Booths N-15,16,17.
COAT RACK made from old Ford Tailgate

Unique Steel Rolltop desk, fully restored and professionally polished

Very interesting patina on this steel top, found it at local SF flea, made into a console table

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Alameda Antique Fair on June 5, 2016

It has been a busy month here. I have been working on several large commercial projects. Below are a few photos of these pieces. At Alameda tomorrow I will have four full booths of furniture, smalls, vintage and antique items. I have been busy processing more of the "project" pieces from recently purchased estate. I will post a few of these also. Should be a great show, come on out! Booths n-15,16,17,18

Friday, April 1, 2016


Fri 4/1/16, Beautiful weather forecast for Sundays Alameda show. Four full booths, Quite a few new cabinets, smalls, and more of my warehouse inventory of Architectural elements- Corbels, Capitols, Windows, etc. We will be in booths N-2,15,16,17

 Beautiful leaded /stained glass panel as door, reclaimed wood, arch frags, antique cast iron and brass hardware.

 Here are two cabinets, the door panels assemblage style of metal, wood, etc. A bit of a departure for me. I was inspired by custom sliding doors I built,(see photo below) client wanted mix of colorful red steel strips mixed in with the wood. Really had alot of fun with these two, looking forward to showing these on Sunday.

Custom Sliders

 Custom cabinet, the stained glass panel used to hang in the window of my burning man trailer. Sold the trailer. Kept the glass panel:)
 Custom table, sewing machine base. An unusual base, as was quite low needed to build up in order to attach a tabletop.
 Custom Redwood table, Machine base cast iron "A" frame legs

Custom media stand, fabricated the steel frame, wood is sanded rough sawn doug fir.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thurs 3/10/16 Update

According to Alameda Antique fair's website the rescheduled date for March (Sunday 3/13) has now been cancelled. Next show is April 3. Hopefully weather will cooperate. Couple additional pieces shown below, many others in previous post.
 First photo is of custom Kitchen Island base. Fabricated steel 3x3 angle iron, the facade is redwood from VERY old watertank, milled and bleached. Very textural.
 This is the third one of these "crates" I have worked on. This one I oriented upright. Crates are steel and oak. I put it on very heavy duty industrial castors. Doors are surfaced reclaimed doug fir with panels made from zinc architectural fragments and vintage poplar drapers table. Not to mention some very cool antique hardware.

Friday, March 4, 2016

New Furniture as of Friday 3/4/2016, Alameda rescheduled

Alameda Antique fair scheduled for sunday 3/6 has been rescheduled, new date is next Sunday, 3/13. Weather permitting we will be there, 4 full booths of furniture plus more select material from my warehouse. As mentioned previously, I am leaving warehouse in one year, so am beginning to bring to Alameda my collection of architectural salvage and other interesting objects. All are welcome to visit and pick my warehouse, open by appt., contact Bryan at 415 336 2784.

First cabinet. I have a collection of over 100 leaded glass doors, makes sense to use up as many as possible. Most of my glass comes from my Kansas connection, however these came from local salvage yard. Tulips? Faceframe includes some frags I acquired from SF victorian gate that I deconstructed. The pale blue/green top and side wood is new for me, just bought a large load it came from recently deconstructed Ross, Ca. house. Antique cast iron hardware.

Cabinet 2. These glass panels from Kansas connection:) The hinges here I believe came from old trunks? Cast iron, I have been collecting them for years, they are very cool. 
Cabinet 3. Some of the glass panels have beveled pieces of glass. Very cool. This cabinet has some frags on the faceframe that are solid cast zinc, was told they came from pre civil war era St Louis commercial building. Beautiful antique cast iron hardware. SOLD

Cabinet 4. Bought these old pinball decks at Alameda flea some years ago, thinking I would make coffee tables. They are from Atlantic City boardwalk. Very colorful cabinet! Antique hardware and reclaimed wood throughout.

Cabinet 5. Another crate from the Emeryville printing plant, I had five of these at one point. This is second one I have used, more to come. The sides are oak, they had skids on them and were moved around the plant by forklift. Believe they were full of lead type. Heavy!! The first one I processed I made into open shelf unit. Got the idea to make a cabinet out of this one worked out pretty cool! I bought the old rootbeer advertising panels at the sacto flea awhile back, just the right size for these doors. More of the antique cast iron trunk hinges and some very nice latches. On oversized vintage factory wheels, moves very nice.

Wine rack no.1. A few years ago I acquired these carved furniture pcs., I deconstructed an antique English bowfront glass cabinet. Lions? Dogs? Not sure. Maple wine rack is salvage along with reclaimed wood for cabinet body.

Wine cabinet #2. Zinc grape clusters, very old, really don't remember where I got them but seemed to me they needed to be on a wine rack cabinet. Carved wood pilaster capital, antique cast iron stove legs, reclaimed wood throughout.

Vintage wood lockers, restored. Sold.  Below, before and after shots of vintage workbench from old gunshop. Sold.

Left,beautiful maple top industrial workbench, I restored the top surface, cleaned up the steel base-was very greasy:) Nice. Sold.                                                             Below,  Cute little wood frame on wheels. I found at SF flea, added the shelf and top.

More benches, these have shelves.
Here are some industrial pcs. First, a pair of small steel lockers, polished. Added feet and the reclaimed wood tops.

Recently bought several steel dressers from estate of a SF antique dealer, there are two of them here. Polished. These are the last of them.

nice patina

Unusual style of steel locker. The face of this one polished.

Right, Ginko leaves? Small end table size, signed by artist, "TT". Found it at local salvage yard. Polished up nicely.
From same estate the dressers came from. Did not have original pulls so I improvised with these antique white porcelain doorknobs. Polished. SOLD

Redwood planters, recently installed custom order.