For an undisclosed client, but in a very exciting location in downtown Philadelphia , these solid walnut bookcases are absolutely one of a kind. Shop made blackened steel bases support the long cases, and live-edge, bug damaged slabs float over blackened case tops. These were designed for an art advisement company overseeing the project, and there were sketches and samples sent back and forth until we agreed on the eventual design for these five long bookcases. Two pairs live end to end, becoming very long spans, and one stands alone. They are so beautiful! The black walnut and black stain are quite nice together.
This campaign style crednza in Benjamin Moore’s Champion Cobalt was ordered by a New Jersey based interior designer for a client in Manhattan. It features two soft close inset doors (each with two shelves inside) and three dovetailed drawers. The brass legs, campaign trim, and solid brass handles look sharp against the deep glossy blue.
The dovetailed case, drawers, and inset doors are constructed of sold Pennsylvania-grown Poplar. Doors and drawers are impossible to slam, thanks to the soft close hinges and slides- they glide gently and automatically shut when pushed. We’ve fielded repeat requests for credenzas like this one, and think the client will be pleased- it’s beautiful!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The latest completed piece of furniture out of the Springhouse Woodshop is this gorgeous Gloss Black Campaign Dresser with a removable tray top.
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
You can browse the March 2014 issue online at this link.
The beginning of the section entitled Finds reads:
“Spring is the time for new furniture introductions, and this year’s collections show that bold, sassy and over-the-top glamorous are the trends of the season”.
Three custom Mahogany pieces of campaign furniture are nearing completion for a Philadelphia client of architect Mark B. Thompson Associates.
Two filing cabinets- one lateral and one standard configuration as well as a side table with drawer have been stained to join some existing campaign furniture already in the room. Antique brass hardware completes the look. The drawer sides are rated at 200 lb capacity each to meet the demands of piles of papers.
Lumber for this project was selected at the nearby Mooretown Mill.