Category: Seating

Rocking Chair Prototype

detail chair protoype


In reverse order, these images show a new rocking chair evolving from a model built out of 2” thick extruded foam to a solid Hard Maple prototype.

Hard Maple, or Sugar Maple, is  sometimes referred to as Rock Maple- because it really is that durable.

The design is decidedly scaled up from your grandmother’s delicate rocker. With a sculpted seat, she rocks like a dream.

Follow along on Instagram to see new woodworks from the Springhouse Shop and Studio in 2014!

handmade rocker in the shop dowels hold her together

coming together, round 1            foam first draft of roaking chair

Waterfall Maple Benches

This pair of handcrafted Solid Pennsylvania Maple Benches would pair perfectly with the Trestle Table– or wherever you please!

The lovely chunky Maple (1 5/8″ thick!), finished in Satin Lacquer, is mitered at each corner creating a waterfall edge where the grain flows to the ground.

Measuring 68 3/4” long x 18” high x 12” wide, the benches tuck away neatly to save space, then pull out easily to provide seating for up to 3 people.

Available seperately or as a pair. Could also be built from Pennsylvania Ash or Walnut.


Built-In Window seats

We have built a few custom windowseats over the years and they are such wonderfully useful built-ins. They provide seating and storage at an inviting, well-lit location, perfect for reading.

The white window seat shown here was installed in a client’s residence in Malvern, Pennsylvania horse country.

It featured five large drawers; one with a with custom lift-out wooden tray for storing smaller items above. The drawer fronts are raised panels and the fluted stiles help complete the traditional look.

The warmer, cream-colored window seat demonstrates a custom shape, other than the more frequently seen rectangle. This more simple and modern-looking piece was well-used in a lake house kitchen. The drawers stored games and toys and whatever needed to be hidden away. The pulls are matching wood. Installed over a transition between the tile and cork floors, the windowseat is a perfect fit!

Do you have a spot that could benefit from a beautiful and functional window seat? They enhance any room and can be tailored to every decor.

West End Mudroom

Yesterday, Adam installed a large Ash mudroom built-in in Manhattan. The entrance to this two floor apartment will be far more useful to the family of four who call this beautiful space home.

With adjustable shoe storage, a long bench to sit on, cubbies with hooks, and upper cabinets, this piece will provide a place to stash just about everything.

Walnut Bar Stools



Three beautiful toned walnut bar stools, commissioned by Philadelphia-based interior designer Mona Ross Berman, are en route to Paoli, PA to get custom cushions made, and then will travel by truck and ferry to their home on Nantucket, MA.

The original inspiration for these beauties came from stools in a white kitchen by designer Victoria Hagan. They were designed and built to be taller and wider than commercially available stools, to accommodate a tall bar.