Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year, Jan 2015 post

 We will be showing at the Alameda Antique Fair on Sunday Jan 4. Hard to believe has been almost a year since I have had a chance to make some speculative cabinets. Photos below. These and more will be coming with me, come on out supposed to be a very nice day.

Dining table made from vintage hospital gurney. Surface is reclaimed bowling lane slab.Steel edge trim.
 A couple of wine racks. 60 bottles capacity. Bought a solid oak rack from the salvage yard cut it up into  smaller sections and then built cabinets around. Nice size.
 Double glass door cabinet. Leaded glass doors from my Kansas connection. Some very nice antique hardware.
 Antique Redwood box as shoe bench. Or??
 The beautiful glass panel here was salvaged from large building near Lake Merritt. Reclaimed wood throughout, antique hardware.
 Recently picked up some maple bowling lane slab stock. Edge trim is mahogany, I beams as legs.
 Found this vintage maple chopping block at the flea market recently. Restored, then fit it onto a vintage adding machine industrial pipe stand.
 Antique tool box, loads of character. On legs, could be bench in entry way with storage or small coffee table?
 Found a very interesting vintage copper panel with "ABC" graphics at salvage yard recently. Really have no idea of provenance, but very cool. Built this cabinet starting with copper panel. Lower panel of door is steel, polished. The extreme textural pitting is from decades of rust, was bottom of an industrial cart stored outside -was probably filled with water for years. Many hours of burnishing with wire wheel and here is result. Pretty cool:)

 Very elegant piece. I bought this old leaded glass round top window at Alameda a few years ago.  Has turned lavendar from many years exposure to UV.  Very difficult to frame into a door but worth the effort. Reclaimed wood plus some very nice antique hardware.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Alameda dec 7 update

There are two new posts below, photos of some of the large projects I have been working on since my last post in sept. I am planning on attending Alameda antique fair on Sunday dec 7, weather permitting. I will update tomorrow(sat dec 6th) if we decide to cancel. Latest weather report shows rain likely sunday afternoon. Since it takes me 2-3 hours to load at end of day, I am reluctant to chance all my furniture and cargo blankets getting put away wet. Hoping to attend, but if not I will be back at the February market. Thanks to all for a very productive 2014. Best, Bryan

Late Fall projects post 1

Here are a couple shots of 12' long community table made for Sunnyvale coffee shop, has 18 plugs on top. Thats alot of devices:)

Late Fall 2014 various custom projects, post 2

 Here are some shots from a kitchen project completed earlier this fall. I posted cabinet photos a while back but was able to visit and shoot these of kitchen after countertops, etc were installed.

 Custom chimney cabinet

 Here are some cabinets made for cabin in guerneville area

These shots show three pcs of 9' tall 7' wide armoire made to be installed as one cabinet. We carried these up a narrow staircase to top flat of a SF victorian, put together onsite. Last couple photos of finished product

Friday, September 5, 2014

New inventory photos, Alameda on sept 7

Where did the summer go??? Missed last months post as I have been very busy on custom orders. Here are some shots of current projects, a few pcs. new for Alameda, etc. Should be another great show, we will be there in our usual spot, N 2 and N 15.
This coffee table made from rough sawn doug fir, two lids open to storage inside
industrial cart as coffee table

Here are several photos of custom kitchen cabinet order in progress. I will post another set of photos once all in place with countertops and sinks, etc. installed

Bread making station

free standing hutch

Small cabinet, bathroom?

Custom lunchroom tables made for local software firm

Cute little cabinet on wheels, bought the carcasse at the flea market, extensively modified


Heavy steel shelf unit

Very Heavy cast iron top, was originally machine base, polished. Added base shelf and a pullout shelf at mid point, both maple.
A couple shots of pcs made for new Philz coffee shop, recently opened on 9th st and Gilman in Berkeley.

Custom solid Maple table/desk
 Coffee table, legs I purchased at the flea market in SF, very unique, some kind of industrial machine base originally. Cast iron, polished.