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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, these two custom bedroom built-ins were installed- and they made a welcome upgrade to a boy’s bedroom on the Upper West Side. The desk was built to match his sister’s, with a file drawer, pencil drawer, dimmable LED strip lighting, bookshelves and more.
The closet has a new central unit featuring an integral step up that doubles as a nook for organizing shoes. There are four sections for hanging clothes, twelve open adjustable cubbies, and four dovetailed drawers on soft close self closing undermount slides. All painted white with waterborne lacquer.
This morning we received a note from the client reading: “J. loves his desk and closet. Thanks!”
Adam was in Manhattan again today, installing this awesome desk in a lucky girl’s bedroom. The desk includes dimmable LED lighting, adjustable shelves, and drawers. Should make a pretty sweet spot for doing homework!
A family with four children needed a new solution for sleeping arrangements and these bunk beds were the solution. It has a central ladder and is framed by a matching bookcase and simple desk with a drawer and shelves. Everything is painted in lacquer matched to Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Next up in the shop we have this White Murphy Bed going to Chelsea, NYC. This custom wallbed features two built-in whiteboards- one that flips down to become a simple desk surface. The cabinet contains four doors with shelves behind them, and three drawers topped by a pull-out counter. Progress photos to follow.
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.
This drawing for the Philadelphia based design firm Mona Ross Berman Interiors depicts a white painted wardrobe with mirrored doors, a large pullout with a clothes rod, plenty of shelves, drawers, and a vanity desk. The woodwork will be on furniture style feet with recessed toekicks. The piece is located at the top of a flight of stairs, across from the banister, near the master bedroom and bath.
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