Thursday, December 9, 2010

Modern Log Cabin Coop---Chickens Not Included

Hello faithful readers.  Matt and I have been busy putting the finishing touches on our modern log cabin chicken coop.  It features interesting joinery, a sliding barn door, and all the features you have come to expect from a Just Fine chicken coop: private nesting box, easy egg retrieval, removable roosting bars (for cleaning), redwood along the base (resists rot without heavy chemicals), good ventilation, skylight, protection from predators and that heavy Bay Area weather, and of course, FUNKY STYLE.

Building up the walls, one "log" at a time:

Before roof and paint (please notice that handsome barn door):


That little sliding red door on the left is where you will pick up your freshly-laid eggs.

Come check us out at the Crucible's Gifty craft faire this weekend in Oakland, Friday 7-10pm ($10) and Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm (free).  Our coop will be on display and for sale.  Over the next year we will be designing and building another 10 custom coops, so if you want to rap about getting one of these beauties in your backyard bring a pencil and paper.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More on Rust

Building these shelves for William Stout's new store on Solano required quite a bit of time in the grinding room at the Crucible.  We are truly living our mission statement of using recycled materials whenever possible.  But man, what a job it is to get these old pieces of steel looking bright again.  Gettin' there:

These posts were previously part of the last installation at the old SFMOMA near Civic Center, before the move to 3rd Street in 1995.  Now they announce William Stout's new architecture and design bookstore on Solano Ave in Albany, which opened in September. We are happy to have some pieces in such a fine establishment!

This last photo was taken on install day.  They look better with books, go check them out in person and support your local publisher/bookstore.