Category: In the Shop

Works In Progress


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


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.



In the Shop: Dual Wallbed Build


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.







sketch for custom murphy bed

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

In the Shop: Black and Cherry Kitchen

Pennsylvania cabinetmaker custom kitchen
Handcrafted Cherry and Black Kitchen with Table side of Island shown

The black knobs and bin pulls are not yet on, but this special handcrafted kitchen is nearly ready for installation at an amazing new home in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The homeowner decided to go with us when the semi-custom kitchen vendors just couldn’t give her the look she was going for- Cherry upper cabinets, and black base cabinets with some of the black rubbed off to allow the grain to show through. And they just happened to be sitting on a seriously nice stack of dried Cherry lumber.

Wood counter and custom finish set this island apart
Stock and semi-custom kitchens can’t offer islands as unique as this one!

The uniquely shaped large island has a hammered copper sink and oiled Cherry counter, garbage pullout and overhang with legs on one side for seating.

Handcrafted kitchen drawer detail
Dovetailed Inset Drawers on soft close self closing undermount slides are standard

Custom kitchen drawing
Hand rendered layout drawings are included with our kitchens


Side table and Murphy Beds in progress

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.

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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.



New Shop in Full Swing

view from the shop

Since the beginning of this year, we’ve been taking advantage of our new larger shop space. We welcomed a full time employee and with that the capacity to take on more work, and bigger jobs.

You are invited to come and visit the new shop! Come and see what we’re working on. Tell us about your plans, admire the old machines, see the works in progress, and raw materials.

Regular hours are between 8 am and 11:45 before lunch, and 12:30 to 4:30 pm after the lunch break, Monday through Friday. Please call or email first if you’re able to so we can help you with directions. The shop is located at 367 Mossville Road, Benton, PA 17814 at the site of the former Bonham Sawmill (in the darker brown building farther from the road).

We’re in the Northwest corner of Luzerne County,  just south of Red Rock, PA, near the gorgeous Rickett’s Glen State Park. If you’ve never been there, it is worth the trip from anywhere – 22 waterfalls, great hiking, enormous trees, camping, boating, etc.

Can’t make the trip but want to discuss your project? We welcome material to bid any time. Send your sketch, inspiration photos, dimensions, whatever you have to  SpringhouseWoodshop(at) or call us 570-864-3956 or 570-606-8737.

Our plan for our old one room schoolhouse is to (re)open it as a store with limited hours where we will offer original solid wood furniture for sale. The pieces will also be available to purchase online, anytime.

We look forward to hearing from you!

In the Shop: Demilune & Bedroom Built-In

In the shop, there are several pieces in a state of near completion. Above are images of the Walnut Veneered Demilune which will grace the entryway of a Manhattan home. The doors will be hung on invisible Soss hinges and the legs will be tapered. Below are a couple of updated shots of the Bedroom built-in. This piece is to be for a child’s bedroom that would also potentially double as a guest bedroom. The counter has enough space and clearance for a changing pad, and the cubbies above can hold any number of items up and out of the way. Neither piece will have visible hardware on the doors or drawers.

Cutting Veneer

These shots show veneer being cut by our neighbor and skilled sawyer, Bruce Bonham, out of a Black Walnut Flitch. A flitch is a large slice from a tree, and these crotch grain walnut beauties were sliced into thin layers to be used as veneer on a demilune table. In the second and third picture you can see the large log being used to weigh down the slices of walnut to keep them flat as they are cut.

Drawers with Jobs

spicedrawer utensildrawer


In the shop, the large Shaker kitchen is taking shape. These are three drawers with a purpose: A spice drawer, a utensil drawer, and a silverware drawer with integrated knifeblock.

Each drawer is constructed from dovetailed Pennsylvania Maple and we will use undermount soft close slides.

The kitchen features some enormous doors and many many drawers as well as a large island. The client is going with a paint by Farrow & Ball and counters will be concrete. Stay tuned for progress photos!