The deadline was met. That is always a good feeling.
A pair of new bedside tables were delivered for Michele Plachter Design‘s Villanova, PA clients, rounding out this tranquil, sophisticated space.
The matching nighstands, (designed by MPD to create continuity though the house, referencing the entertainment unit) feature antiqued brass panels on the doors, a nice wide drawer, acrylic and brass hardware from House of Antique Hardware, and lucite legs. Expertly constructed from solid Ash, which has been bleached and stained Weathered Oak and finally top-coated with waterborne lacquer.
Another day, another installation here. Yesterday this custom Walnut Murphy bed was delivered to Downingtown, PA. The former porch has been converted to extra living space, with a separate entrance and kitchen.
This Queen sized built-in bed is similar to the previous walnut wall bed, with one very cool variation: a live edge slab headboard. They share beautiful book matched panels on the front, large solid handle, piston hardware, paneled sides, crown molding, and careful installation by the makers.
custom master closet cabinetry
Last week, another stage of custom cabinetry installation was completed in this Richboro, PA (Bucks County) master suite addition, with the mirrored tub panel going in – as well as the dressing island with Maple countertop and two cabinets flanking a windowseat. The window seat top surface is also done in a clear Maple.
This space is designed in collaboration with Danziger Interiors. The floors will be finished off with carpet the dressing area. Color is Sherwin Williams Alabaster in a Satin finish.
mirrored panel for bathtub to match vanity
dedicated storage for pants
detail of Maple island counter
hardware going on the dressing vanity
closet built-in made to fit the corner
progress shot before painting
custom jewelry cabinet
Adam recently returned to this Villanova, PA residence to install a jewelry cabinet in a girl’s suite. The top three drawers sport pink velvet-wrapped shop-made inserts to keep everything sorted and beautifully protected. Knobs are crystal. Design in this home is courtesy of the talents of the team at Michele Plachter Design.
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Angular and organic, this one-of-a-kind live edge Black Walnut slab-topped bar height breakfast table will be moving on to a home by the sea in New Jersey. There it will make a conversation piece and a fine place to rest a beer, protected by a gloss waterborne conversion varnish.
The base is white oak that has been toned with
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beautiful wall of wood and brass
Here are a few finished shots of the large custom gray wall TV wall feature installed in the family room of a Villanova residence. The entire span is just over 12 feet, nearly 9 feet tall; with six slab doors below a counter.
Designed by Michele Plachter
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The biggest project nearing completion in our woodshop is currently this large gray TV wall unit for a client of Michele Plachter Design.
The texture of the wood has been emphasized by treating it with a wire wheel prior to sanding, creating a rustic, worn look without having to use actual reclaimed lumber
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“Invisible” wall cabinet will blend with paneling
The guys in the shop are churning out some beautiful work for a Philadelphia residential renovation. This job is coordinated through Mona Ross Berman Interiors. Last week, a very large white entryway cabinet with a bleached and soaped bench were installed wall to wall, as well as the cabinet above which will
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vanity designed by Danziger Interiors
finished photos courtesy of Adele Danziger
Like a determined postal worker, unfazed by the driving snow, Adam set out yesterday morning to install this gorgeous white bathroom vanity for Danziger Interiors.
Four doors have mirrored panels and curved mullions; nine drawers will store everything under the sun. The beautiful hardware
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The latest installation we completed is a custom made bunk bed for a boy’s room in Philadelphia. The bed provides plenty of storage with three large inset, dovetailed drawers under the lower bunk. At the foot and head of each bunk there are built-in bookcases with fixed shelves for safety and durability. This bed fits seamlessly into
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Built in bunkbed under construction
Coming along nicely in the woodshop is this custom bunkbed for a boy’s bedroom in Philadelphia. It will hold two twin beds in an angled alcove and provide storage in the form of two integral bookcases and three drawers under the bed.
The interior is paneled with shop made V-groove and the piece will
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Mahogany Campaign Desk
This mahogany campaign desk was designed by Springhouse Shop and Studio, Inc. for Kravet, Inc. Beautifully decked out in polished solid brass details, this desk houses three dovetailed drawers on soft closing concealed slides.
The case is dovetailed solid mahogany, with X-shaped bracing in the back. Campaign pulls and trim are from Paxton Hardware and brass
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Philadelphia Custom Built-ins
Freshly installed before Thanksgiving, this pair of floor-to-ceiling display cases with push-to-open bottom drawers are full of special glass items and frame out the window near Rittenhouse Square, Philadlephia beautifully. Designed by Mona Ross Berman Interiors with asymetrical layout perfect for this collection, the custom cabinets are painted to match a Donald Kaufman Color (DKC-51) in
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A very lucky girl in Villanova, Pennsylvania came home yesterday to a new 90 gallon fish tank housed in a large custom built bookcase designed by Michele Plachter Design. The piece will be painted in place and have a wallpapered back and clear crystal globe knobs as well as fish, of course!
The weight of the 90
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white wall to wall custom cabinets
In our latest finished work, two wall-to-wall cabinets create some classy storage with Carrara marble counters. Seven drawers and seven doors flank the carved mantel in this beautiful home in center city Philadelphia. The inset doors feature a raised panel with historic style and brass knobs. The paint is semi-gloss waterborne lacquer tinted
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The following text was our entry into this year’s American Made competition (different images accompanied). From the About page: “Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way
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This week and last, Adam returned to New Hope, Pennsylvania in Bucks County to install a large modern vanity and some closet built-ins in a dramatic overhaul of an old stone farmhouse. The kitchen, described by the homeowner as “Extreme Shaker” style, also features white countertops and Miele appliances including an induction stovetop, oven, and steam oven in
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Unique Kitchen Island doubles as dining table and wetbar
It is always a joy to go back to one of the kitchens we have created and see the totally finished space in use. The front door to this home needed some Cherry interior trim installed, and a couple custom thresholds put in (all handmade and finished in the shop).
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This campaign style crednza in Benjamin Moore’s Champion Cobalt was ordered by a New Jersey based interior designer for a client in Manhattan. It features two soft close inset doors (each with two shelves inside) and three dovetailed drawers. The brass legs, campaign trim, and solid brass handles look sharp against the deep glossy blue.
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Have you checked out our online store? No? Well, now’s the time. Most in stock furniture has been marked down for a September sale running to 9/27/14.
Plus, if you are lucky enough to be located within a 3 hour drive from our location in Northeastern Pennsylvania – New York City is included- you can take an extra $200
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