Tag: Maple

Full Size Philadelphia Murphy Bed

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Maple Murphy Bed with Side Cabinets

Late last week this gorgeous Maple number was installed in a private residence in Philadelphia. Stretching wall to wall in the guest room, the full size vertical Murphy bed with side cabinets features pullout surfaces and custom handmade pulls as well as an integral ventilation grate. The finish here is satin waterborne lacquer. The foot design has evolved a bit from the previous version of our Murphy bed. On site, the trim was coped to fit seamlessly into the existing baseboard in the room.

Interested in adding a wallbed to your home? We can customize to fit your space and style, let us know what you’re looking for!

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detail of dovetailed drawer and pullout nighstand surface
Open Murphy Bed showing adjustable shelves
Piece under the handle flips up to become the foot for the bed



Waterfall Maple Benches

This pair of handcrafted Solid Pennsylvania Maple Benches would pair perfectly with the Trestle Table– or wherever you please!

The lovely chunky Maple (1 5/8″ thick!), finished in Satin Lacquer, is mitered at each corner creating a waterfall edge where the grain flows to the ground.

Measuring 68 3/4” long x 18” high x 12” wide, the benches tuck away neatly to save space, then pull out easily to provide seating for up to 3 people.

Available seperately or as a pair. Could also be built from Pennsylvania Ash or Walnut.


Maple Trestle Table

Solid hardwood, clear satin finish
Maple Trestle Table



Unique lines and beautiful natural Maple grain are the highlights of this solid hardwood trestle table. Suitable for use as a dining table for four to eight people.

Dimensions are 72″ long x 38″ wide x 30″ high.

If you’d like to see it in person, come out to visit our new furniture gallery located in our 1840’s one room school house. Available for pickup, delivery or shipped nationwide.





Artifact Bed

Unique Custom Platform Bed
Handmade Modern Bed

Inspired by the stands that hold and display precious antiques, the Artifact Bed, shown here in King size, built with rare spalted wormy Pennsylvania Sugar Maple, is a knockout. The headboard has a comfortable lean to it and the lumber is on display, featured in this simple modern design. The worms are dead and gone, of course, since the lumber has been kiln dried and aged and sanded and finished with a waterborne lacquer, but their paths snake through the wood, leaving captivating traces of their existence in what was once a tree.

Drawers with Jobs

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In the shop, the large Shaker kitchen is taking shape. These are three drawers with a purpose: A spice drawer, a utensil drawer, and a silverware drawer with integrated knifeblock.

Each drawer is constructed from dovetailed Pennsylvania Maple and we will use undermount soft close slides.

The kitchen features some enormous doors and many many drawers as well as a large island. The client is going with a paint by Farrow & Ball and counters will be concrete. Stay tuned for progress photos!

Modern Bedside Table

Sleek Parsons Table
Modern Side Table

Substantial 3” thick legs display a nearly white Caesarstone top on this bold Parsons style occasional table. Caesarstone is made from quartz and should be less likely to stain or scratch compared to marble or other light colored natural stone surfaces. That way, you can rest your red wine or coffee nearby without worrying about marks on your tabletop.

The size of this table is 36” Wide x 20” Deep x 17” High. It is constructed of solid Pennsylvania Maple toned to a deep nearly black brown and finished with satin waterborne lacquer.

the Long Dresser




   Inspired by a slightly smaller mahogany dresser, this Long dresser will provide ample storage for clothes in a Nantucket summer home.

This baby is big: 84” wide x 35” high and 24” deep.

The case is a very large dovetailed rectangle flanked by chunky towers of old- growth Douglas Fir. The four drawers and remainder of the piece are sustainably harvested Pennsylvania Maple toned to a rich dark brown and sealed with a waterborne lacquer.

The drawers are modern and sleek with barely noticeable recesses to open them . They are also dovetailed and employ soft close undermount slides.

Next up are a lovely black antique inspired dresser and a modern parsons style end table. All three pieces will share a bedroom designed by Mona Ross Berman.





In the Shop: White Lacquer Armoire


This White Maple Armoire was designed for a client in Hoboken, NJ and features a sleek, hardware-free look. The doors open with a push, the drawers have sculpted handhold cutouts.

In this second drawing, a similar handhold is shown in the left door, but after the piece came together we were able to share a video of the doors in action. The decision was made to skip the asymmetrical door handhold, since it wasn’t needed. The chrome hanging bar is now in place in the upper section.


East Side Wall Bed and Office

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.

Whitewashed Four Post Bed

Earlier this month, Adam delivered and set up this custom queen sized whitewashed four post bed, just in time for the homeowner to host a family wedding (in Orange County, New York).

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.