Furniture made from architectural and industrial salvage
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.
This blogs purpose is to introduce Bryan Appleton Designs to the internet community. I am a carpenter, artist, father, and an outdoor adventure enthusiast. I love to create furniture and other objects from relics gathered at flea markets, jobsite dumpsters, the local dump, you name it! These relics include antique victorian hardware, architectural elements from old houses, unique and interesting bits of painted wood, iron, and glass. Most of what I make is functional- a cabinet, hat rack, mirror, etc. Some things just sit there and look interesting. It is my passion, and I call it art! When I am not creating, I can be found hunting the local flea markets, scrounging thru dumpsters in Pacific Heights, or at play on my mountain bike or skiing in the Sierra's.