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.
The client desired a simple looking bed with no canopy and substantial, chunky 3” posts with tapered legs. The tear drop shaped bolt-covers blend right in with the legs, which were constructed of figured Quilted Sycamore. The remainder of the bed is Maple, and a bit of wood grain shows through the finish.
This king sized platform bed with six storage drawers turned out beautifully. The wood has been carefully antiqued and stained a dark chocolate tone. It features raised panels with beaded openings, a molding at the floor, and rounded corners with a cove detail that highlights the grain pattern in the Sassafras wood. All of the edges have been eased and softened to prevent bruised shins- some modern platform beds can be mildly dangerous with the exposed sharp corners. The client chose oil rubbed bronze 4” pulls which look perfect with the color of the bed. There are inserts for a couple of the drawers to provide smaller storage nooks in top of the deep storage spaces.
The client wrote, “Its stunning and perfect and we couldn’t be happier – beyond our expectations, truly. Thank you!!!” (E.B., Staten Island)
This bed and nightstand were commissioned by the Philadelphia based design & construction firm, Rissay Ltd, for their complete overhaul of an old city “trinity” home. Their designer sent us photos of a bed and nightstand: they liked the design, and needed us to build a customized version to maximize the very small bedroom space. The original pieces of furniture were painted off-white.
The new bedroom furniture was painted a dark grey color (called Anthracite), topped with a subtle warm brown glaze, and protected by a satin sheen varnish. The center panels of the bed as well as the countertop on the three-drawer nightstand were distressed and stained a complementary cherry tone. The bed features turned finials, a scalloped footboard, matching wooden teardrop-shaped bolt covers, and a curved headboard with bead board paneling. The headboard was constructed with mortise and floating tenon joinery so that it could be completely disassembled in order to squeeze up the narrow, winding staircase. The partners were pleased and their client was moved in this weekend.