Category Archives: The Makers

Desk Progress

It has been a busy summer for all of the BoxCo members but  some time has been made for progress on the new CAFAM front desk. Here’s a quick sneak peek as it sits in Cliff Spencer Furniture’s shop awaiting its top!

CAFAM – the before

Out with the old (desk) and in with the new…

Craft and Folk Art Museum

It’s quite rare indeed that the L.A. BoxCo gets to pool their talents and resources to produce a singular piece, together as a group. We’ve fortunately come across that opportunity with a new design for the entry desk of the Craft and Folk Art Museum across from LACMA on Wilshire. This tiny gem on Museum Row shows some really delightful exhibitions and is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’ve never been there.

Andrew Riiska taking some measurements.

The old desk is currently being demolished with all of its hardware to be repurposed for the future project. The new desk will be a perfect fit for the museum which promotes excellent design and craft, not to mention it will be made locally with sustainable methods.

So check back here to see the desk progress!

Open House/Pop-Up Shop Event!

Platform collaborates with LA Box Collective and ArtCraft Homes in a recent home staging project in our local Highland Park.  Beautiful environmentally conscious furniture, from LA Box Collective, mingles with Platform’s wares + vintage pieces from the ArtCraft Home collection.

Also featuring wall art from local photographer,

Martin Rusch + artist, Laura Ricci.

Everything is for sale, including the house!

Please join us next Thursday for a wine-and-cheese

Pop-Up Shop Event
at recently renovated
5656 Aldama Street
in Highland Park

Thursday, April 26
4 – 8PM
RSVP to Sarah Brady

Aldama 2

This immaculately remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, green, stylish and spacious home is a rare gem in the heart of up and coming Highland Park. The historic home is a consummate vision of craftsman meets contemporary style.
House restoration provided and presented by Flipsters,LLC.
Listed by Sky Minor with

Rachel's logo

Staging by
Platform alone
with unique and inspiring furniture from
LA Box Collective and ArtCraft Homes
LA Box Collective Logo

See you there!

Gallery

Robert Apodaca’s Dunnage Pieces and Process

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Our dunnage score contained a mix of red and white oak. The horizontal part of the organizer is white oak while the feet and upright are red oak. The shallow bowl is first carved with a CNC router. It is … Continue reading

The Dunnage Show at Inheritance

LA Box Collective at AltBuild 2011

AltBuild 2011 is this weekend. Come say hello and meet members of the LA Box Collective at the Santa Monica Civic Center, this Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th. Admission is FREE.

The crew has big plans! Come see what we have and learn about sustainable building and remodeling resources.

Urban Logs to Flying Furniture

Okay, the furniture will not actually fly. It will all live at the Wing House, in Malibu, an amazing architectural creation by architect, David Hertz and his recycling savey client. The project already re-uses a decommissioned 747 airplane and much of the unique structures left of Tony Duquette’s estate that weren’t destroyed by fire. There are other ambitious projects as well, using other fire salvage items in the decor and landscape.

We were brought in to salvage some gorgeous urban lumber for a number of furniture pieces throughout the property, indoor and outdoor.

First, we brought in Brent Cashion, from Urban Logs to Lumber.

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Now our furniture and cabinet shop is full of some amazing lumber. All salvaged from the property or other developed land. I’ll keep posting as things progress. This is my favorite sort of project.

Details Magazine

Congratulations to Andy Riiska, whose Inky and Pac Man tables are in the February issue of DETAILS magazine!


-Robert Apodaca

California Home + Design

A little late on posting here, but here’s some coverage of the LA Box Collective in a great California design magazine.

The Turntable Cabinet is Finished!

Actually it’s been done for weeks but I’m finally getting around to editing the photos and blogging about it.  Honestly, I needed a break from it after working on it for weeks but I recently was at the owner’s home for some more work and I was able to visit it again and take some photos of it.  I always like seeing my furniture being enjoyed and used.

In its home.

This is it with the lid up to access the turntable and the doors positioned in the center to expose the speakers which are behind removable cloth panels.

When I opened it to photograph the interior they had Kind of Blue on the turntable.  Nice.

David Johnson – Sidecar Furniture