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.
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.
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.
These are preliminary drawings for two Walnut Credenzas that are being built for a Manhattan home. The design hasn’t been finalized yet- the legs may change- but they are both built of slab Pennsylvania hardwood, and are rather clean and modern-looking, with no exposed hardware. Next up: progress shots of the veneered walnut demilune.
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.
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.
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.
One of our current jobs is a space saving bedroom set – starring a built-in Murphy bed and bookcase paired with a dresser and matching mirror. We’ll be making some Maple stain samples to send to the client for comparing with her paint choices. These pieces should be installed in Manhattan this March or April.
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