September Sale!

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Have you checked out our online store? No? Well, now’s the time. Most in stock furniture has been marked down for a September sale running to 9/27/14.

Plus, if you are lucky enough to be located within a 3 hour drive from our location in Northeastern Pennsylvania – New York City is included- you can take an extra $200 off by using the coupon code local delivery . This offer is good on all items while stock lasts excluding the maple benches – to the end of this month.

Works In Progress

 

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custom Maple vanity with curved mullions
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Bleached and natural Ash samples
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shop made sheet goods
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Ash bathroom vanity
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Custom campaign credenza dry fit
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Hand cut 2″ hard Maple dovetail

 

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Dovetailed Ash drawer

In the shop currently we have several projects currently underway. There is a custom vanity with curved mullions getting mirrored panels, some custom trim for a timber framed home nearby, a campaign style credenza,  a 10′ daybed of reclaimed Dolglas Fir, and an Ash bathroom vanity for New Hope, PA.

These progress photos are from the Adam’s Instagram feed but we also have a newer secondary IG feed for a second look into our work, you can follow along with both.

Nominations recently closed for the American Made competition, surf over and visit our profile there to read more about how we got started, our work spaces, and see many of the fine other craftsman and makers of all kinds.

 

 

Manhattan Wallbed

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Awaiting installation in Manhattan, this beautiful Queen size custom Walnut Wallbed features a handcrafted over-sized handle, elegant paneled sides and front, and matching crown molding.

The clients, a musician and an urban garden designer, came first to visit the Schoolhouse studio to see our Ash Murphy bed in person. After reviewing the tones of wood nearby in the room, all parties agreed that the rich deep hues of Black Walnut would be perfect for their new bed.

Murphy beds are ideal in the city; especially in rooms that serve multiple purposes, like the combination bedroom and music room where this piece will reside.

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Manhattan wallbed
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Reclaimed Barn Beam Walnut Desk

Handcrafted Desk with reclaimed chestnut barn beam leg
Carved by nature – one of a kind desktop

In between the custom jobs that have long been our bread and butter (where many of the details are dictated by client desires), it is always gratifying to mix in a piece that comes straight out of the craftsman’s imagination and the quirks of the materials at hand.

When a nearby barn underwent some refurbishing, Adam was able to acquire some reclaimed chestnut beam sections. One of these hand hewn antique beams has been utilized as a leg in this unique and asymmetrical desk. The other end features a waterfall edge fabricated from walnut.

The desk top slab has been carved by nature- the tunnels of insects long gone from the kiln dried wood are fascinating and of course, one of a kind. In the center there is a single drawer. The top will be protected with a piece of glass with polished edges. This piece would also make a great hall table or console.

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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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
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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

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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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pegged mortise and tenon joinery
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Dovetail Key detail