Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here are some photos of new pieces that will be shown at Alameda on Sunday May 3. We are in booths N-2,15,16,17. As of thurs 4/29 all are avail. I have also posted photos of recent custom pieces below this post. Hopefully will be a great day out at the Alameda show, come on out!

Distressed turquoise color dining table, very beachy.
Industrial cabinet with drawers
Very unusual pc of salvage. I was told this was a storage device for the wax rolls of an antique Edison invention. Precursor to the Victrola. Very cool. Top is Koa.
Here are a couple of salvaged  industrial machine shop carts. Oak top above. Maple butcher block top below.

Vintage drawer unit, top is oak, trim mahogany.
Lockers, hardware added. Shelves added inside.
Steel industrial work station. New shelf added.

Here are a couple of consoles, diagonal multi colored boards include many of exotic hardwood species. Bought out the odds and ends from the estate of an amateur woodworker last year. Ran everything thru my surface planer and here is the result.

Three pieces using reclaimed maple gym floor. Coffee table with cherry stain. Small computer desk, large bench, both of these have a grey "driftwood" stain. Goes well with the polished steel.

Here are quite a few benches using more of the exotic hardwood stash mentioned above. Lengths range from 36" up to 72", some with shelves.

And a couple of the old school ones I have been making for several years. Never seem to be able to keep many benches in stock, they go so fast.

Here are a few coffee tables using that diagonal pattern. And one with a herringbone pattern. Bottom example incorporates a vintage drafting table  as base.

Here are a few photos of recent custom pieces

  Custom cabinet, distressed original paint on reclaimed wood. Antique cast iron hardware
 Custom wine cabinet. Found a couple of these really well built wine racks at the flea recently. Dont see them as often as I wish. I built this cabinet to surround rack. Top is oak, reclaimed from old dining table.
 Custom Kitchen island. Cabinet grade ply below. Top is reclaimed maple gym floor. Cherry trim, from deconstructed 100 yr old church pews. Architectural frags as legs.

 Here are some tables recently built for Philz coffee. I bought the aluminum tulip bases a few years ago from a scrapper. They were the employee lunchroom table bases from Goodyear Tire Factory, Akron, Ohio. Diagonal wood strips are reclaimed wood, most not painted, just mixing up species with texture and age providing contrast.

 Custom Maple bowling alley dining table.
 Custom planter, very large, 10' I believe was. Clients used as divider on shared driveway.
 Custom dining table, Surfaced old growth Doug Fir timbers, glued and doweled to create large slab. Matching bench. Extensions for table. Dark stain, Jacobian by minwax.

 Large Custom kitchen hutch. Cabinet is predominantly natural doug fir. I  mixed rough sawn, surfaced, distressed flooring, etc. to get contrasting textures, colors. Some distressed original paint for a touch of color.

 Desk to complement the kitchen hutch above.

 These are a couple more tables for Philz coffee, complete with many plugs for all those devices.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Post two, inventory for March Alameda show, Sunday 3/1, weather permitting

Here is second post. There are many more photos of new stock directly below this post, posted yesterday 2/19. Hopefully the weather will stay nice for next Sunday, I will now have three full booths, Row N, booths 15,16,2                      First two photos- Custom 8' very chunky doug fir framing stock slab top. This is old growth stock, ran through the surface planer, then glued and doweled to create solid surface. The base is rough sawn doug fir very simple design, this is at island ht., 36", functions as kitchen island also dining table.                                            

 Custom door. Bought some very nice 3x8 old growth redwood recently from the reuse people over in East Oakland. Beautiful stock. Ran it thru the surface planer and built this exterior door. I acquired the stained glass panel a few years ago from my Kansas supplier Ron, probably out of the midwest somewhere.
 Bought this industrial salvage piece several years ago at Alameda. Just now figured out how I wanted it to look:) The top board is a piece of Afromosia, very similar to Teak, cutoff from a custom Table job.
Vintage cast iron sewing machine base as desk(30" ht.), the top is dougfir VG flooring stock surface planed, stain is Ebony.
 Found this bench/storage box at Allemany flea recently. Had a hideous  fabric top and sides, but when I inspected it could see what was underneath, oldgrowth roughsawn redwood plank sqaure nail construction. On original wheels, I added the antique chest handles, cleaned it up considerably and painted the interior for cleanliness. (it needed it)

 Sheet steel skinned tabletop, 2" thick doug fir underneath. Tabletop was out in the elements for many years and looks it. I burnished the steel top and waxed it. Very sexy cast iron base, reminiscent of antique industrial machine bases. This one is 9.5 ft long

 Maple Bowling lane stock tabletop, cherry trim. Another set of those chunky cast iron machine base legs. Table is 90" x 37"

 Base of this pc. is painted steel. Top is by me, multi-colored reclaimed wood strips.
 Out door table? Top of this is a pc of Marine Salvage, Mahogany, Likely the fantail of an old wooden boat. Antique newel post and base from vintage rope spool with original graphics/color complete this one.
 Blanket chest, copper nails on mahogany panels as decorative elements here. Inside very clean. Nice piece.
Started with an old bin table for this one. Deconstructed down to the frame, rebuilt and added the drawer. New top from reclaimed wood, love those beachy blues.
 Very heavy steel factory cart, well made.
 I recently purchased about 20 panels of an old maple gym floor. When panels deconstructed it makes great raw material for surfaces. Here was incorporated  into a coffee table. Mahogany trim, rough sawn doug fir top.
 Vintage  distressed paint bookcase on left. Right, steel cabinet on wheels, top is salvaged oak dining tabletop.
Console, machine base, steel trim. Top surface salvage from  vintage industrial workstation.
Vintage sheet tin fabricated hotel laundry cart. Cute.