This week and last, Adam returned to New Hope, Pennsylvania in Bucks County to install a large modern vanity and some closet built-ins in a dramatic overhaul of an old stone farmhouse. The kitchen, described by the homeowner as “Extreme Shaker” style, also features white countertops and Miele appliances including an induction stovetop, oven, and steam oven in the island. For another look at the cabinetry, with a variety of views of the pantry pullouts and drawers in action, see this previous post. Shaker Knobs by Nice Knobs and Farrow + Ball Paint in Stony Ground.
The clean-lined 10 foot long vanity was designed by the homeowner and is deceptively simple-looking. It boasts a cantilevered Ash countertop, hand towel cutouts- and a very neat finish. First the lumber was bleached using a two part wood bleach, then three coats of soap finish were applied (nota bene – soap finish process and product described here). The soap finish is not yellowing or shiny at all and is frequently used on floors and furniture in Scandanavia. For another look at the construction of this vanity, see this previous post.
After a full day’s work installing custom closet rods and shelving ( painted Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray), our work at this remarkable house has been wrapped up- for now.
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 furniture gallery in upstate PA allows our potential clients the oppertunity to see and touch the real deal before deciding to make a purchase. Feel the smooth motion of soft-closing self-close slides, see the quality of the materials and the craftsmanship.
We have two beautiful space saving Queen size Murphy Beds on display. One is Walnut, the other is Ash, both constructed from sustainably harvested Pennsylvania lumber, with crown molding and stunning paneled fronts and sides, using state of the art piston hardware (10 year warranty on hardware). The pulls are crafted of matching wood. Interiors and headboards are painted Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray.
Thinking about adding a wallbed to your home? Come and check these fantastic beds out!
Mattress not included- but will fit any Queen mattress less than 12″ thick. The dimensions on these beds are 94″ tall x 67″ wide x 17 1/4″ deep. When opened they extend 84″ from the wall.
N.B. The Walnut Bed now resides happily in Chelsea, NYC. We still have the Ash one on display and can build new Murphy Beds in Walnut or other woods. Send a note if you’re interested!
Last week we spent a couple hours installing a new Walnut bookcase in a home in Manhattan. At the same time, we were able to re-visit the Ash Mudroom built-in at the other end of the same hallway. It’s always fun to see our work in use, and this piece looks like it comes in mighty handy for stashing coats, boots, and whatever is needed by the door.
The bookcase was built in four sections that went seamlessly back together after a trip up the elevator. The walnut base was carefully scribed to fit around the existing baseboard for a very custom fit.