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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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Monika contacted us from Chicago to draft up a set of shelves for her husband — who likes blue (and we went with a white/gray/blue color scheme). The overall bay width is a bit wider than normal to fill a specific space in his office. Now, to disassemble them, give... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at norcalmod
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John ordered a CSSU with sliding doors a few months ago. He liked it so much, he ordered another... This time, a bit smaller. He also needed both a back and a side panel in the same bay. Due to the construction, we have to mount one of the two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at norcalmod
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Tom and his family live in an Edwardian flat in San Francisco. As older homes go, closet space is at a premium. Tom wanted something that would help in that regard. "My underwear will be sooo happy!" — Tom We designed a custom 2X2 with an extra shelf. Also, because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at norcalmod
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PROCESS We'll start at the present and work our way back through a few of the steps along the way in building the prototype MicroEichler. • DETAILS Below are a few shots of the details of the MicroEichler prior to the installation of the front door. Working with the front-side... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at MicroEichler
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It's depressing to post something that didn't work out, but it happens and hopefully someone out there might have some insight. As you might have seen on the blog, we built a pool and a deck. The pool is working... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at RedneckModern
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HISTORY The MicroEichler idea began as many things do — out of necessity and legacy. Like many Eichler owners, the backyard of our 60 year old home came with its own "personality"... a few full-grown trees that would be a crime to tear out, some 70s-era concrete, way too many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at MicroEichler
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Congratulations to the Class of 2014 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA and MFA graduates. Each name links to a website featuring their work. Please feel free to take a look. Don't forget to check out the work from our Spring 2014, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter 2012, and... Continue reading
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(... and keeping boxes of old stuff.) In my identity-design courses, one of the assignments is to deliver 300+ sketches in the first week (after a few weeks of strategy and research). The students usually always protest. However, if you don't believe me that sketching is important, listen to Aaron...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
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You know our sister-site, right? The one that details the stuff we make versus the things we fix, right? We've been busy... In addition to the Integrated CSSU (with built-in speakers), we're seeing a lot of possibilities in the realm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at RedneckModern
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In addition to the Integrated CSSU (with built-in speakers), we're seeing a lot of possibilities in the realm of AV and media storage solutions — the latest is the CSSU-LP series — the LP1 and LP2... a shelving unit system designed specifically around the storage of 12in vinyl records. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at norcalmod
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Although the air cleaner has been working well, I've been doing more and more work in the workshop lately and I've been needing ventilation in addition to air filtering. Of course I can open the garage doors, but that's not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Welcome to MicroEichler.com. What started as an unused spot in the back yard turned into an idea to create multi-functional spaces that mesh perfectly with the Eichler aesthetic by using the same materials and construction techniques as the original homes, but ones that – clocking in at under 120square feet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at MicroEichler
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We've been busy this summer... we built a MicroEichler. We had an opportunity to add some usable space to the yard when we removed a concrete pad that had been heaved by an adjacent tree. We had been looking at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at RedneckModern
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It's great to have return customers in the custom furniture world — it's a bit of validation that you're doing something right. Even better is when the customer is remote and trusts your process from afar. David's shelves were one of our first orders and the first to be packed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at norcalmod
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Our friends Karen and Toy got married this summer and we made some shelves for them. They liked them so much that they wanted more... now that have three: A tall (4X1), a medium (2X4) and a small (1X1). These are 11.5in deep with walnut and white panels. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at norcalmod
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We've been a bit quiet here, but not because we've not been busy. Over in the RedneckModern world, I'm about to debt a project that took a few months to complete. In the meantime, John contacted me about some storage needs for his new place. He was in search of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at norcalmod
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We had some interior painting to do today and I used this paint on the interior of a garage… I was simply looking for a low-cost white paint that didn't cost $45/gallon. At $15 -- almost 1/3 the price of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at RedneckModern
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One of the things that Eichler owners are often nervous about is their sliding doors. They're generally original to the house and hard to find parts for. We've got a small stash of handles, but were always under the assumption... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Wondering what it's like to live in Concord? Check out Dave Weinstein's article about Concord Eichlers in the latest CAModern. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at RedneckModern
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4094 Wilson Lane is for sale. I have to say: it's one of the tidiest homes I've ever been in. Rather than list out all of the things that are pretty obvious from the photos* (and list good/bad features), simply... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Design is a social profession // In the end, you're trying to deliver a message to an audience with a hopeful intention (buy, vote, exit here, etc)… and to do that you'll need to become comfortable communicating with people in real life. As you go through your day, make the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
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Today, Richard Bentley from Bentley Electric stopped by to install a new subpanel and hook up all of the electrical what-not in the pump-closet. I joked that I have more shots of people's backsides working in this room than most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at RedneckModern
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I have a distinct point-of-view on the value that a real estate agent can bring to the table — they are either your biggest asset and ally... or your weakest link. And given that your home is your biggest investment,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at RedneckModern