Category: In the Shop

In the Shop: Walnut Bookcase

Currently in the woodshop, this Walnut bookcase awaits delivery to Manhattan. It was built in four sections with two fixed shelves plus the bottom, and twelve adjustable shelves. The exposed end features flush modern construction and clean, simple trim. The entire piece is constructed of solid Pennsylvania Walnut lumber.

Also well underway is a large kitchen for an addition in New Hope.

In the shop: Walnut Wall bed, Sassafras headboard

In progress, to be delivered next week, we have this beautiful Walnut Murphy Bed. The design of the front is new, and it features a sculpted wood handle. The curved horizontal element flips 90 degrees to become the foot of the bed when it is folded down. Under the bookcase is a roll out nightstand.

Also awaiting finish and delivery is this Sassafras King Sized headboard. It will get a dark stain to match the existing bedroom furniture in a Montgomery County, PA home.

East Side Wall Bed and Office

This wallbed, bookcase, and desk are being delivered in Manhattan this morning. The client wanted a full-size fold down bed and an office that would go with her existing modern Cherry kitchen as well as her more traditional craftsman oak furniture.  The bookcase features adjustable shelves and three dovetailed drawers on soft closing slides. The arch pulls are by Lee Valley. The bookcase and desk are freestanding so that they may be moved if need arises. The trim mimics the trim on the kitchen cabinets.

The desk features decorative corbels, an expansive pencil drawer, and a legal file drawer. It also has a hidden shelf in the back. The Maple wood is stained a rich saddle leather tone that is between cherry and oak. All the surfaces were waxed before we carefully wrapped and loaded it all up for delivery today.

In the Shop: Credenza

The custom French Walnut Credenza in the shop was inspired by this piece.

Filled with delightful swirling grain, the credenza’s stunning slab lumber was sourced from a single tree cut into flitches by specialists in imported and figured logs.

The three doors slide to reveal an adjustable shelf. It will make quite a statement in its Philadelphia home.

This piece has been described as a low console table, or a credenza.

According to Wikipedia, “Originally in Italian, the name meant belief. In the 16th century the act of credenza was the tasting of food and drinks by a servant for a lord or other important person (such as the pope or a cardinal) in order to test for poison. The name passed then to the room where the act took place, then to the furniture.”

White Philadelphia Wardrobe

What an elegant piece this white wardrobe has turned out to be! On the far left there is a hanging pullout for short dresses. The center section is comprised of shelves and drawers, and on the right there’s a vanity desk with a rich stained countertop and special storage for a hair dryer to stay plugged in, yet out of sight. The entire piece sits on furniture feet and the toe kick is recessed to reinforce the furniture look. The mirrors make the piece quite dramatic.

In the shop: Four Post bed with Live Edge headboard

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This poster bed, constructed of hand selected Pennsylvania walnut, features a live edge slab as the headboard. The rough edges have been chiseled and sanded away, but the natural contours of the tree’s exterior remain. It is truly one of a kind and celebrates the essence of the tree. The posts on this one are octagonally tapered, like a pencil. When it is finished it will have canopy rails and finials at the top. This piece was commissioned by a client in Pottsville, PA.