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Hunter Wimmer
SFBay Area
Hunter Wimmer is the Associate Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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While out of our immediate neighborhood, our friend Thomas Westfall sent us his newest listing. We met Thomas serendipitously through one of his own listings... I was so impressed with the photography, marketing and website, I reached out to him.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RedneckModern
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Madeline contacted me about some shallow, but large shelves... and I had no idea how big they'd be until I actually assembled them. It's amazing how scale can seem very different in a drawing vs. in the workshop. I photographed them with my shop chair for a better sense of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at norcalmod
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We've been seeing a lot of houses come up for sale in the past few months and the latest is at 4006 Santa Fe Court which is the same model as 4002 Santa Fe Court which sold just a few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Update: FedEx came through with damage coverage... Thanks, FedEx. Case closed. More than half of the pieces we make here at NorCalMod are for non-local folks and all have been shipped. My shipper of choice has been FedEx. For a number of reasons, including the ease of their shipping and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at norcalmod
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When assembling the CSSU and the installation will be a pernament one, a small bit of adhesive caulk — either clear acrylic (easy water clean up) or silicone (careful alcohol cleanup) can help to secure the feet to the legs. Also a small bit inside each screw hole — both... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at norcalmod
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4112 Phoenix Street is now for sale. It's a 4BR carport model which clocks in at about 1650sf with a one-car garage. It's on the market starting at $500K, but given the recent comps, it's anticipated to go a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Our friends Karen and Tony got married and we gave them a CSSU as a wedding gift... better than champagne flutes, I s'pose, right? Karen preferred the white/walnut combination with a more shallow stance for small books. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at norcalmod
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Kapo was looking for a very long, low entertainment console — 12 feet long. Unfortunately, we can only make (and ship) up to about 8 feet, so we worked out a design of three separate symmetrical units at about 4ft each in length. Each unit has reversible (color/walnut) sliding doors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at norcalmod
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This week, we made a good bit of progress on the deck: aboug 2/3s of the surface and the planting areas. If it was a traditional install, we'd have been done a while ago, but it's a very time-intensive install... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Blaine has been doing some incredible things to his house. This morning, he and a friend were re-facing his roll-up garage door — and by 10AM they were already at this point and finished by the afternoon. Granted, lots of... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at RedneckModern
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This weekend, we made a pretty big push on the deck. Yes, this is a pretty length project, but it's also one taking quite a bit of precision and with a few other projects on the list, it's taken a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at RedneckModern
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The deck project is (slowly) progressing -- winter and new parenthood have put the projects on hold a bit, but with the warm weather comes the beginning of the latest round of projects. We planned a planting box surrounding the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Hermann contacted me for something very specific — a shelf/stand for a printer and ancillary supplies. Over a few emails, this is what we came up with. ... Then we stepped back, took another look and made some changes. That's the great thing about custom builds. Initially, Hermann really wanted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at norcalmod
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The rain has stopped just long enough for me to photograph Bob's new shelves -- a 3X2 (one row higher than a typical 2X2). Bob also wanted to go for a custom color combination — a tangerine orange and gray combo that turned out really well. Now they're packed up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at norcalmod
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Each semester, we have a town hall meeting... the kind where everyone gets together and chats and someone takes notes. I make posters for them. Sometimes it's fun to look back on the old ones... even the ones we didn't end up using. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
Hi Lee: Thanks for the kind words. The panels are pre-veneered and I can get them (I think) in walnut, teak and maple. However, to put different veneers on existing MDF would be more expensive (the pre-veneered panels are more than 1/2 the price than the veneer if I were to buy it separately... odd, but true)... but yes, possible provided material and time costs are figured into it. What wood were you considering?
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Ozzie's New Shelves at norcalmod
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Ozzie contacted me for a plan to build a long, low entertainment center. He's also the first to bite at the new sliding door design. It turned out well... With this build, we switched up the materials a bit and used MDF-core walnut veneered panels which are less prone to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at norcalmod
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As a seven-semester degree program, the curriculum is divided into a two-track path: conceptual and formal courses. Hunter Wimmer has conceived, written, refined and taught five of seven semesters on the conceptual side. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at hunterwimmer.com
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Our friends, Andy and Karen, were almost our neighbors, but the stars weren't aligned. They eventually settled in Sacramento and are plugging away at a renovation. They've also started a blog to document it all — check it out! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Remember 8050 Shay Drive? It was the time-capsule house we visited a few years ago. It turns out that friends of friends bought it and we've gotten to know the (new) owners a bit. Well... families grow and things change... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at RedneckModern
The bed in the mater bedroom is from De La Espada … sadly, a model no longer made. The lighter-toned bed is the Ikea Malm bed in oak.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2014 on A Thousand Words (Updated) at RedneckModern
Water Heaters Masters stopped by today to demonstrate how to flush our on-demand how water heater. I grabbed my phone to record for posterity. Here's the direct link to the video. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at RedneckModern
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There will be an open house for 4160 Wilson Street tomorrow and Sunday — check it out. Open House: Saturday, Feb 8th // 1-4PM Sunday, Feb 9th // 1-4PM Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at RedneckModern
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A house around the corner came on the market this week: 4160 Wilson Lane... and it's an original gem that's worth a look for any enthusiast. [A view from the entry door — click the images for larger versions.] The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Our friends at ModPop, Modmens (and us — ModApple) are teaming up for an atrium sale next Saturday, Feb 8th... Stop by to score some great deals on Mid-century goodies. I'll also have a CSSU shelving unit or two on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at RedneckModern