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.
The latest item out of the woodshop is this custom cube shaped side table for Philadelphia interior designer Jennie Pritzker.
The piece has rounded edges to prevent the client’s toddler from falling onto a pointy edge, is painted in waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore Wickham Grey, and measures 28” H x 26” W x 26” D.
Also in progress are two Queen Size Murphy Beds. One is gorgeous Walnut, the other will likely be painted. We will have one of these super useful pieces installed in our new showroom so that clients can come see one in the flesh if they like.
Here are two Black Walnut Credenzas being delivered to Manhattan today. They feature solid slab construction with veneered doors with no hardware visible on the exterior. The doors push to open. Drawers are constructed of dovetailed matching walnut.
The smaller Credenza (two doors) is for a living room and serves as a bar- see interior below.
The three door Credenza (interior pictured above) is destined for a Dining room.
Catalpa trees are native to our area, and Alderfer lumber had some gorgeous slabs available when the time came to build this dining table. The table is either 42” round or 66” long with the leaf in.
The design features curved legs on casters and a little shelf under the table top. The wood has been lightly stained, shellacked, and lacquered. This piece was commissioned by Mona Ross Berman Interiors for a Manhattan client.
Substantial 3” thick legs display a nearly white Caesarstone top on this bold Parsons style occasional table. Caesarstone is made from quartz and should be less likely to stain or scratch compared to marble or other light colored natural stone surfaces. That way, you can rest your red wine or coffee nearby without worrying about marks on your tabletop.
The size of this table is 36” Wide x 20” Deep x 17” High. It is constructed of solid Pennsylvania Maple toned to a deep nearly black brown and finished with satin waterborne lacquer.
The French Walnut custom Credenza is en route to its new home in Philadelphia this morning. It is made from very thick slabs (2” stock) of imported walnut and is finished with Tung oil and protected with wax. Three doors slide alongside one another. Inside there is one large adjustable shelf.
Everything about it is solid, very unique, and beautiful.
Near Rittenhouse Square in a new Philadelphia townhouse, this solid walnut extension dining table shares a room with a painted geometric display case. Multiple wood tones and paint peacefully coexist in the tasteful space. The table will seat six with this configuration and the additional leaves will create plenty of space for dinner guests. When not in use, the leaves are stored in a closet in a felt-lined case.
The cubes of the entertainment unit make ideal compartments to display artful treasures, favorite books, as well as the TV and accessories.
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