Tag: Bookcase

Black Rittenhouse Built-In Cabinets

This beautiful black built-in went in right before the end of the year 2018. Installed a the penthouse apartment for Philly area designer Michele Plachter, it conceals the air conditioner and sprinkler heads, provides display for a collection of books, photos and collected items. There’s an alcove for a television above ample doors and drawers for additional storage. A clever hiding spot for a large exercise mat can be found in the left most end panel, while the right side goes all the way to the wall, with over-the-door shelf space.

Crafted from Maple lumber and furniture-grade sheet goods and stained using Saman brand water-based product, these cabinets transformed the room and prove that not everything ought to be white!

Philadelphia Live Edge Walnut low bookcases

These solid walnut bookcases, made for the new Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, are absolutely one of a kind. Shop made blackened steel bases support the long cases,  and live-edge, bug damaged slabs float over blackened case tops. These were designed for an art advisement company overseeing the project; sketches and samples sent back and forth until we agreed on the eventual design for these five long pieces. Two pairs live end to end, becoming very long spans, and one stands alone. They’re so beautiful! The black walnut and black stain are quite nice together.


Harvey’s Lake Bookcases | Pennsylvania Custom Cabinets

This gorgeous traditional home overlooks beautiful Harveys Lake Pennsylvania in Luzerne County.

The family room houses loads of cozy seating and a television along with a large stone fireplace. One of the homeowners is an avid reader and wanted some beautiful and super functional storage for games, photographs, and of course – lots of books!

The built-in custom bookcases reach from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, flanking a couple of stairs and a pair of pocket doors. They have a somewhat formal styling with panels wrapping the staircase and gracing the inset door fronts. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Extra White.

Interested in a built-in of your own? Let us know!

Pine Street Bedroom built-in

Our latest install was this beautiful white wall of built-ins to a home on historic Pine Street in Old City Philadelphia. The piece has a desk with bookshelves on the right side, with a closet in the middle, and a built-in bank of drawers with more shelves on the left. The desk area included LED lighting. Solid brass Firenza pulls from Signature Hardware were used and the finish is waterborne lacquer matched to Benjamin Moore Pure White.

guest bedroom wall

This room was up three flights of old stairs and was expertly designed to break down to make it to its destination. Just ordered a new camera to take out on installs because this phone just isn’t cutting it any longer! Better images coming soon, promise.

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Custom wall of cabinetry with Walnut countertops

White custom closet and built-in dresser
Every inch of space is neatly maximized

Manhattan TV cabinet

White Floor to Ceiling Bookcase

Bright and early this morning, this impressive floor to ceiling built-in bookcase and TV cabinet went on its way to Manhattan. Comissioned by Mona Ross Berman Interiors, with hardware by Restoration hardware and waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore White Dove, a 40″ Samsung TV will go in the center and three satin nickel lamps will be mounted below the crown molding.

Measuring 6′ 1″ wide and 9′ tall, the piece features beaded adjustable shelves and inset door openings that really dress the cabinet up. It will be scribed into the existing trim so that it looks as if it was always there.

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Antiqued Dry Bar Curio Cabinet

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 This recent custom dry bar/ curio cabinet was built for a client of Philadelphia’s J.Thom. On site, in a private residence, a granite counter, two glass shelves, and a light were added.

The back of the piece is painted BM Dove White, while the rest of the piece was painted grey, antiqued, glazed, and topcoated with dull waterborne lacquer. With bun feet, crown molding, and hinges by Lee Valley, it is sure to be a useful cabinet for storage and display.

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.

Manhattan Hallway built-ins

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.

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.