For an undisclosed client, but in a very exciting location in downtown Philadelphia , these solid walnut bookcases are absolutely one of a kind. Shop made blackened steel bases support the long cases, and live-edge, bug damaged slabs float over blackened case tops. These were designed for an art advisement company overseeing the project, and there were sketches and samples sent back and forth until we agreed on the eventual design for these five long bookcases. Two pairs live end to end, becoming very long spans, and one stands alone. They are so beautiful! The black walnut and black stain are quite nice together.
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.
A kitchen rennovation in Bloomsburg, PA was capped off with a gorgeous slab Walnut counter on the island. After considering a butcher block versus a thick solid slab, the homeowners opted for the latter. This beautiful wood countertop started as two enormous 3″ thick boards from Alderfer Lumber. The client decided to embrace the lighter sapwood and live edge details that define the edge of the former tree. Isn’t Walnut beautiful?
After flattening and joining them together, Adam used four carefully placed dovetail keys to strenthen defects or knots in four areas and filled another knot hole with epoxy. At each end a perpendicular board crosses the long grain of the counter, joined with mortises and tenons and pegged so as to allow seasonal movement of the wood. The counter then was sanded, and sanded, and sanded before heavy coats of mineral oil were applied and allowed to soak in under plastic wrap. Finally, a custom beeswax/ coconut oil/ mineral oil top coat was rubbed on and buffed out for a completely food safe finish. Some people think wood counters are hard to care for, we disagree. Here is a good arcticle on maintaining an oiled wood counter.
The homeowners seem pretty thrilled with the result.
” Oh my goodness gorgeous! This is unbelievably beautiful, Adam and Nicole. Thank you so much for your hard work and labor in this. We absolutely LOVE it.” – H.A.
“Thank you Adam. It has been a lovely experience to work with you guys on this… I got to see something that I always wanted come true, I felt fully involved with it and I LOVE the outcome. It means a lot to me.” – S.S.
From a noble tree that grew for decades, drawing nourishment from the moist soil of the forest,
come the striations of grain, subtle shades of brown imbued with sunlight
which become something to cherish, bringing a bit of the beauty and mystery of the woods into our homes
(new one of a kind display piece with a gentle curve perfect for a table centerpiece or on a hall table)
These are some progress snapshots of the amazing timberframed home in Orangeville, PA where our latest custom kitchen has been installed. The Italian stove is a showpiece and the Kitchen Island with canitlevered light by Restoration Hardware stands out. The Island will allow seating on three sides and serve as the sole dining table.
Two bathroom vanities are also in. The Master bath double sink vanity boasts a substantial Black frame with Walnut drawers. The smaller bath has a spalted poplar vanity with a Mexican ceramic sink. The details of the house are coming together and we will get some finished images when things are settled.
Our furniture gallery in upstate PA allows our potential clients the oppertunity to see and touch the real deal before deciding to make a purchase. Feel the smooth motion of soft-closing self-close slides, see the quality of the materials and the craftsmanship.
We have two beautiful space saving Queen size Murphy Beds on display. One is Walnut, the other is Ash, both constructed from sustainably harvested Pennsylvania lumber, with crown molding and stunning paneled fronts and sides, using state of the art piston hardware (10 year warranty on hardware). The pulls are crafted of matching wood. Interiors and headboards are painted Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray.
Thinking about adding a wallbed to your home? Come and check these fantastic beds out!
Mattress not included- but will fit any Queen mattress less than 12″ thick. The dimensions on these beds are 94″ tall x 67″ wide x 17 1/4″ deep. When opened they extend 84″ from the wall.
N.B. The Walnut Bed now resides happily in Chelsea, NYC. We still have the Ash one on display and can build new Murphy Beds in Walnut or other woods. Send a note if you’re interested!
Amazingly lively bookmatched European Walnut drawer fronts are framed by blackened Pennsylvania Maple in this pair of new original Springhouse designed dressers. These dressers are even more stunning in person.
Three dovetailed drawers with integral handpulls on self closing soft close concealed slides. Substantial solid wood construction- no veneer here!
Dimensions 47″ w x 34 1/2″ h x 21″ d (Larger than they appear).
Here are two Black Walnut Credenzas being delivered to Manhattan today. They feature solid slab construction with veneered doors with no hardware visible on the exterior. The doors push to open. Drawers are constructed of dovetailed matching walnut.
The smaller Credenza (two doors) is for a living room and serves as a bar- see interior below.
The three door Credenza (interior pictured above) is destined for a Dining room.
We’ve moved the woodshop to a much larger, very well lit space. This Walnut Demilune and White Bedroom Built-In are the first of many, many beautiful pieces that will be created in our new shop.
There are a pair of these demilunes- one was comissioned by a client in NYC- and we have an additional identical piece available for sale.
The latest installation was this long walnut credenza for a New York City residence. The base measures 14 1/2’ long and sports ten doors and a matching walnut counter. The doors are push to open and reveal an inner shelf.
The three floating shelves with integral LED lighting are over 90” long and 2 1/4” thick. The finish is a satin waterborne lacquer. The drawing for this job can be viewed here.