Friday, April 4, 2014

A few photos, new product!, Alameda on Sunday 4/6

Since we have been rained out of Alameda last two months there is ALOT of new inventory avail. most has been posted already last couple months postings. We have a monster load, new pickings of small plus new products, crates and boxes.

Large Armoire, has full extension drawer slides down below, custom order.
Wall O' crates

Have been looking for some time to find a use for all the door panels we have from deconstructing old doors. Clear heart redwood and fir, 100 yr old straight grain beautiful panels. Ran them thru the planer to remove paint, and left a few to distress for the fronts. Some of these are old drawers rebuilt.

Close up view, drawers, new crate

Couple of 10' community tables made for local restaurant, Old Growth doug fir planks

Friday, February 28, 2014

Some new pieces, Alameda March 2 show this Sunday

Here are a few photos of new pieces. Since Alameda rained out in Feb. we still have many of the cabinets, etc. posted last month. Some great smalls, vintage furniture pieces, we  have a very nice load of fresh inventory for this Sunday. Come on out and enjoy a break in the weather! Booths N2,15, as usual.                                       This table on right was part of a custom order, small dining table using the legs from an old bin table, deconstructed.

Vintage wooden painters ladder as frame for this tall wine cabinet. Interior is part of a very nice old growth redwood wine wall unit that I bought at Urban Ore in Berkeley, I cut it into more manageable sizes, built a cabinet around this section.

 Love collecting old signs, here are a couple coat racks made from vintage steel advertising pieces.

 Very BLUE! Vintage crystal doorknobs as coatrack.

Nice vintage handpainted sign, rough sawn barnwood frame, antique cast iron "tophat" coathooks.

Another wine rack, smaller apt. size? Another cabinet using old wooden painters ladders as frame, reclaimed wood and trim. Wooden interior rack from local salvage yard.

I swore I would never buy another icebox/refridgerator to make cabinets from but.... A fellow dealer had this vintage porcelain refrigerator at our local SF flea market last week. Made me an offer I couldnt refuse:) Very cute, just enough space inside for longer wine bottles, figured it had to be a wine cabinet. I junked the top, made a drawer to hold all the "stuff". -Here it is.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Inventory showing Tomorrow 2/2 at Alameda Antique fair, come on out! Booth no. N-15

The table here has a base made from old cast iron machine, was a steel cutoff saw I believe. Removed many layers of Navy gray, beautiful results. Top is Doug Fir old VG flooring with original varnish showing.

 Colorful benches from reclaimed wood strips, I dont like to throw away the cutoffs from my cabinet building projects. Top photo 36"ers, bottom photo 48" bench.

 Beachy blue dominates this console, very cool industrial steel legs found at a salvage yard in Petaluma. Some kind of industrial struts originally iI think.
My fd. John gave me this brass plate recently, says "S.F." on it, we dont know what it came off of but its cool:) Console with primary reds and greens, etc.

I bought these green slag glass cabinet doors probably 20 yrs ago at a yard sale in San Jose, ca. Figured it was time to use them:) BTW, the green glass had been painted over, had no idea what was under all that paint until I started working on them. Nice piece.
Bought a very large (8 ft long ?) old pepsi cooler a few years ago from a mothballed 100 yr old hot springs resort in Lake cty, ca. I deconstructed it and had quite a few graphic panels from that. Here is a cabinet using a couple of those panels as doors. Great color. 

Console, frame made from deconstructed old road hazard A frame. The embellishment has "Vogue" on it, no idea what from, but I liked it.

Here is a chimney cabinet made from 1/2 of old victorian era entry door. I removed the panel in the top of door replaced with beveled glass panel. Very cool hardware, the escutcheon is part of an antique pocket door pull, found in an antique mall in Coos Bay, Oregon.


"Teeter Rock", very cool vintage childs teeter totter I found at Sacto flea. Deconstructed it and used the graphic steel plates as drawer fronts on these nightstands. Bowling Lane tops, American Cherry trim and sides.

 "National", plate at top of faceframe on this cabinet nickel plated brass, from cash drawer front of antique National brand cash register. Face frame rough sawn doug fir, very nice antique hardware.

 Metal frame from SF flea market. Very rusty and crusty when I got it, cleaned up very nice. Top and shelf from 100+ yr old framing timbers, resurfaced.
Found the base of this coffee table at Urban Ore, Berkeley. Old childs school desk. Made the top from VG doug fir T&G flooring, salvaged from 100 yr old farmhouse.
The chip carved oak panels I used for these doors purchased from Marin antique dealer. Arts and Crafts period, I believe. Rough sawn doug fir face frame, top is oak, resurfaced vintage dining table. Very nice antique hardware.

Metal frame on this shelf unit found at salvage yard. Shelves are old growth doug fir reclaimed from victorian paneling in formal dining room.

Nifty industrial folding drafting table. Top was resurfaced, sealed.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Announcing we will be at Alameda Sunday Jan. 5, News for upcoming 2014

First of all, we will be at Alameda once again Jan. 5th, booths N-2,15. Looks like the unseasonably mild weather will continue through at least this coming show so come on out should be another beautiful day out there. We will have a very nice inventory of new cabinets, coffee tables, etc. Please email me if interested in any pieces shown here, after the Alameda show many will be distributed to the various retail stores in the area that sell my work so I will let you know if still avail. and where. Finally, just want to express my gratitude to all the folks out there that help this happen. The retail folks in SF- Russell at Zonal, Wayne and crew at Therapy, Marty and crew over at Stuff SF. Naomi and Monica and all the ladies down in Aptos at Warmth Co., Rachel and crew at Abode in HMB, and the newest addition, Janet at Inhabiture Home in Palo Alto. All fine establishments with impeccable taste:) Also on the raw material end- I am constantly struggling to find affordable salvage supplies, all the guys at the outside lot at Urban Ore in Berkeley and also Juan and Brandy over at The Reuse People have been amazing to me this past year, THANKYOU! Also I cannot forget all the beautiful people I meet out at Alameda every month, your enthusiasm for my work is inspiring. Special thanks to Howard in the office at Antiques By the Bay and Harvey for keeping us supplied with fresh doughnuts:) Brand new in 2014 is FOUND ON PIEDMONT, a new establishment on piedmont ave in Oakland scheduled for Feb. 1 opening, I will have a very large presence there. I will post more info soon on this. Also new in 2014 will be a completely revamped website with blog and storefront page included where my furniture can be purchased online, shipped throughout the US. Exciting!

 Bathroom Vanity and chimney cabinet for house in Palm Springs

Found some shutters from New Orleans at Alameda a couple years ago. Chimney cabinet has the last of these shutters as door. Antique victorian hardware. Reclaimed wood from Builders Resource in SF.

 Found a bunch of obscure glass at Urban Ore recently, very old windows with leaded glass turned lavendar by the sun. The lavendar glass panel in top of door was part of an old factory window I bought quite some time ago at Allemany flea. Very beachy blues and greens in this old wood, salvaged from SF victorian. Nice combination.

Beachy Blues again:) Love this new wood. More of the recent lot from Builders Resource. Shutter from Rockridge remodel I did 14 yrs ago, Yeah I have been holding on to these for awhile:) Great bath cab or??