Author: Nicole Karr

Full Size Philadelphia Murphy Bed

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Maple Murphy Bed with Side Cabinets

Late last week this gorgeous Maple number was installed in a private residence in Philadelphia. Stretching wall to wall in the guest room, the full size vertical Murphy bed with side cabinets features pullout surfaces and custom handmade pulls as well as an integral ventilation grate. The finish here is satin waterborne lacquer. The foot design has evolved a bit from the previous version of our Murphy bed. On site, the trim was coped to fit seamlessly into the existing baseboard in the room.

Interested in adding a wallbed to your home? We can customize to fit your space and style, let us know what you’re looking for!

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detail of dovetailed drawer and pullout nighstand surface
Open Murphy Bed showing adjustable shelves
Piece under the handle flips up to become the foot for the bed

 

 

In the Shop: Dual Wallbed Build

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The woodshop has been bustling with the design and creation of two wallbeds, nearing completion. One is a full size bed, made from Maple, with custom wood pulls, and will be flanked by matching side cabinets that stretch from wall to wall. The second is crafted from Walnut, and will go to an apartment in Manhattan.

Each starts with a client consultation, a sketch, raw lumber, a cut list, and hours upon hours into weeks of craftsmanship. These images are from Adam’s Instagram stream @SpringhouseWoodshop – but if you aren’t a IG user, you can see all the progress photos at this link #WallbedBuild.

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Ash Wallbed on Display

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Ash Wallbed on Display in Upstate PA

Our Queen Size Ash Wallbed is looking mighty sharp in our schoolhouse gallery in upstate Pennsylvania. This piece has paneled sides, matching crown molding, and is painted Wickham Gray on the inside. It is available for purchase and can be shipped nationwide.

Up next in the woodshop are two additional wallbeds- one Maple, one Walnut. Wallbeds are a useful addition to any home and can accomodate the mattress you already own, or any mattress up to 12″ thick.

Also available are campaign dressers in black, white, and gray as well as a pair of beautiful European Walnut/ black dressers. See our store for more details.

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Furniture Gallery near Ricketts Glen State Park

Interior painted Wickham Gray

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Handcrafted Wallbed available
Ash Murphy Bed For Sale

Campaign Cover Girl

Custom Campaign Dresser
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Our big girl is all grown up and off on her own trip to the Big Apple for a Modeling shoot!

One Kings Lane recently borrowed one of our large campaign dressers to be included in their Safari style decor sale. The piece is featured on the front page of the site and in the top image for the sale.

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Trends to Try on One Kings Lane

Skew view solid wood campaign dresser

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Campaign furniture for the bedroom
Seven Drawer Dresser, gray with chrome

Gloss Black Campaign Dresser

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Seven Dovetailed Drawers

The latest completed piece of furniture out of the Springhouse Woodshop is this gorgeous Gloss Black Campaign Dresser with a removable tray top.

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Adam built one for a client near Seattle, and a second for our Furniture Studio. Featuring seven dovetailed drawers on soft close self closing slides housed in a dovetailed case on a dovetailed stand, she’s solid all around and certainly beautiful.

Nickel-plated Solid brass campaign trim and handles.

Dimensions without tray top: 48” wide x 33” high x 20” deep

For all the Instagrammers out there, check out the progress of these dressers from raw wood to finished product at hashtag #campaigndresserbuild

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Nickel plated Solid Brass details
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Black Campaign dresser for a Nursery

Dresser with Babe

 

Slab Walnut Island Counter

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Slab Walnut Counter

A kitchen rennovation in Bloomsburg, PA was capped off with a gorgeous slab Walnut counter on the island. After considering a butcher block versus a thick solid slab, the homeowners opted for the latter. This beautiful wood countertop started as two enormous 3″ thick boards from Alderfer Lumber. The client decided to embrace the lighter sapwood and live edge details that define the edge of the former tree. Isn’t Walnut beautiful?

After flattening and joining them together, Adam used four carefully placed dovetail keys to strenthen defects or knots in four areas and filled another knot hole with epoxy. At each end a perpendicular board crosses the long grain of the counter, joined with mortises and tenons and pegged so as to allow seasonal movement of the wood.  The counter then was sanded, and sanded, and sanded before heavy coats of mineral oil were applied and allowed to soak in under plastic wrap. Finally, a custom beeswax/ coconut oil/ mineral oil top coat was rubbed on and buffed out for a completely food safe finish. Some people think wood counters are hard to care for, we disagree. Here is a good arcticle on maintaining an oiled wood counter.

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Live edge with Breadboard ends

The homeowners seem pretty thrilled with the result.

” Oh my goodness gorgeous! This is unbelievably beautiful, Adam and Nicole. Thank you so much for your hard work and labor in this. We absolutely LOVE it.” – H.A.

“Thank you Adam. It has been a lovely experience to work with you guys on this… I got to see something that I always wanted come true, I felt fully involved with it and I LOVE the outcome. It means a lot to me.” – S.S.

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Finished with mineral oil and beeswax
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Kid’s Room Cabinetry Upgrade

Custom white desk and closet built-in, NYC
Custom white desk and closet built-in, NYC

Yesterday, these two custom bedroom built-ins were installed- and they made a welcome upgrade to a boy’s bedroom on the Upper West Side. The desk was built to match his sister’s, with a file drawer, pencil drawer, dimmable LED strip lighting, bookshelves and more.

The closet has a new central unit featuring an integral step up that doubles as a nook for organizing shoes. There are four sections for hanging clothes, twelve open adjustable cubbies, and four dovetailed drawers on soft close self closing undermount slides. All painted white with waterborne lacquer.

This morning we received a note from the client reading: “J. loves his desk and closet. Thanks!”

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Desk for a child’s room

Manhattan closet cubbies

White custom closet storage with cubbies, drawers and shoe nook
The base creates a step up and shoe storage
Custom cabinetry closet organizer
Integral handpulls are shaped into the drawer fronts

Manhattan TV cabinet

White Floor to Ceiling Bookcase

Bright and early this morning, this impressive floor to ceiling built-in bookcase and TV cabinet went on its way to Manhattan. Comissioned by Mona Ross Berman Interiors, with hardware by Restoration hardware and waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore White Dove, a 40″ Samsung TV will go in the center and three satin nickel lamps will be mounted below the crown molding.

Measuring 6′ 1″ wide and 9′ tall, the piece features beaded adjustable shelves and inset door openings that really dress the cabinet up. It will be scribed into the existing trim so that it looks as if it was always there.

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Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award

Springhouse Shop and Studio Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Benton, PA, February 4, 2014 – Springhouse Shop and Studio of Benton, PA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The furniture and cabinetmaking company, which is poised to celebrate their 10th year in their Luzerne County location, was chosen by the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals.

 “We are so proud to be chosen for this recognition. We hope it will help us to reach new customers and impress on them the quality of our woodworking”, remarked Nicole Karr, Vice President.

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Springhouse Shop and Studio among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Springhouse Shop and Studio, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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 About Springhouse Shop and Studio

The Springhouse Shop and Studio has been crafting wood furniture and creating truly custom cabinets for fifteen years. They work with homeowners, interior designers, and architects on custom woodwork all over the Mid-Atlantic US. Unique handmade furniture is available at their new store www.CampaignFurniture.us, with a retail location in a historic one room schoolhouse near Ricketts Glen State Park.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com