Tag: Drawing

In the Shop: Black and Cherry Kitchen

Pennsylvania cabinetmaker custom kitchen
Handcrafted Cherry and Black Kitchen with Table side of Island shown

The black knobs and bin pulls are not yet on, but this special handcrafted kitchen is nearly ready for installation at an amazing new home in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The homeowner decided to go with us when the semi-custom kitchen vendors just couldn’t give her the look she was going for- Cherry upper cabinets, and black base cabinets with some of the black rubbed off to allow the grain to show through. And they just happened to be sitting on a seriously nice stack of dried Cherry lumber.

Wood counter and custom finish set this island apart
Stock and semi-custom kitchens can’t offer islands as unique as this one!

The uniquely shaped large island has a hammered copper sink and oiled Cherry counter, garbage pullout and overhang with legs on one side for seating.

Handcrafted kitchen drawer detail
Dovetailed Inset Drawers on soft close self closing undermount slides are standard

Custom kitchen drawing
Hand rendered layout drawings are included with our kitchens


Sketch for Long Credenza

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The next item up on the agenda is this oversized built-in Walnut credenza with three large floating shelves.

The credenza boasts ten black walnut doors and matching counter. The doors will have no visible hardware to distract from the wood- instead, they’ll employ push to open catches that hide inside the cabinet.

After a couple of lumber sourcing trips to Alderfer Lumber, the schoolhouse is chock full of gorgeous walnut slabs, ready to go.

Walnut Wall Bed


Here is a sketch for the next job, a Walnut wall bed going into an addition on an old stone farmhouse in Churchville, Pennsylvania.

This piece is for designer Adele Danziger, a former RN who specializes in Universal Access Home Design, or making the home more accessible for people of various abilities, age, and physical abilities.

To the right of the bed there will be several adjustable shelves and underneath is a roll-out cart on fixed casters, with a pullout surface. The top rail of the bed flips up to become the foot that  it rests on when it is folded down from the wall. The end of the piece will be paneled by the doorway, to match the piece. This built-in will be sharing the room with walnut furniture by George Nakashima! We think that’s pretty special.

Drawings for Murphy Bed with Home Office



After a site visit in Manhattan to measure the space and discuss the project, these are the drawings for a guest bedroom Muphy bed with home office.

The client has asked that the desk  and bookcase be removable so that she can take them with her if she moves. This job will be a stained to harmonize with the existing woodworking, and the trim will be adapted to mimic the kitchen cabinets.