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 a semi-gloss finish (it is a white).
The look here is decidedly modern, with thick built-up fixed shelves and minimal, simple trim.
Shelves specifically designed to display
Modern trim and custom storage
push to open drawers
cabinets before finishing
Custom Villanova Buit-In Bookcase
A very lucky little 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 gallon tank made for some unique building issues to consider and the doors above required a lip to prevent spillout of light from the tank illumination in a darkened room.
In preparation for the wallpaper and paint, the entire piece has been sprayed with two coats of white shellac-based primer (in the shop).
The scalloped upper element makes me think of a circus tent or stage curtains, such a whimsical touch, which is echoed in the side panel.
Special lip added to curved door to block light
Unfinished cabinet in the shop
Installed bookcase awaiting painter and fish
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 to match Benjamin Moore Mascarpone, a creamy white. This project was a collaboration with Shophouse Design.
The left side is intended for bar usage and the right side to store children’s items. No matter what they chose to use it for, it adds style to this interior!
custom Philadelphia woodworking
Below are a few progress shots of this piece as it was made in the woodshop as well as the original sketch, which underwent some changes before being built to adjust the size and number of doors and drawers.
custom paint in progress
Raised panel doors with historic molding
built-in bar cabinetry in the shop
shop drawing for built-ins
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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Last week, this 10 foot long reclaimed fir daybed finished with dull waterborne lacquer was installed in a Pleasant Valley, New York residence.
At the same time, Adam put up some custom pinrails and shelving for the mudroom. These were painted in Farrow & Ball Cook’s Blue with Shaker pegs from Nice Knobs.
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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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custom Maple vanity with curved mullions
Bleached and natural Ash samples
dovetail joint detail
shop made sheet goods
Ash bathroom vanity
Custom campaign credenza dry fit
Hand cut 2″ hard Maple dovetail
Dovetailed Ash drawer
In the shop currently we have several projects currently underway. There is a custom vanity
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Awaiting installation in Manhattan, this beautiful Queen size custom Walnut Wallbed features a handcrafted over-sized handle, elegant paneled sides and front, and matching crown molding.
The clients, a musician and an urban garden designer, came first to visit the Schoolhouse studio to see our Ash Murphy bed in person. After reviewing the tones
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Handcrafted Desk with reclaimed chestnut barn beam leg
Carved by nature – one of a kind desktop
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
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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.
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The woodshop has been bustling with the design and creation of two wallbeds, nearing completion. One is a full size bed, made from Maple, with custom wood pulls, and will be flanked by matching side cabinets that stretch from wall to wall. The second is crafted from Walnut, and will go to an apartment in Manhattan.
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Ash Wallbed on Display in Upstate PA
Our Queen Size Ash Wallbed is looking mighty sharp in our schoolhouse gallery in upstate Pennsylvania. This piece has paneled sides, matching crown molding, and is painted Wickham Gray on the inside. It is available for purchase and can be shipped nationwide.
Up next in the woodshop are two additional wallbeds- one
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Campaign Dresser, drawers open
Our big girl is all grown up and off on her own trip to the Big Apple for a Modeling shoot!
One Kings Lane recently borrowed one of our large campaign dressers to be included in their Safari style decor sale. The piece is featured on the front page of the site and in the
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Seven Dovetailed Drawers
The latest completed piece of furniture out of the Springhouse Woodshop is this gorgeous Gloss Black Campaign Dresser with a removable tray top.
Adam built one for a client near Seattle, and a second for our Furniture Studio. Featuring seven dovetailed drawers on soft close self closing slides housed in a dovetailed
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Slab Walnut Counter
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
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Custom white desk and closet built-in, NYC
Yesterday, these two custom bedroom built-ins were installed- and they made a welcome upgrade to a boy’s bedroom on the Upper West Side. The desk was built to match his sister’s, with a file drawer, pencil drawer, dimmable LED strip lighting, bookshelves and more.
The closet has a new central unit featuring
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Bright and early this morning, this impressive floor to ceiling built-in bookcase and TV cabinet went on its way to Manhattan. Comissioned by Mona Ross Berman Interiors, with hardware by Restoration hardware and waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore White Dove, a 40″ Samsung TV will go in the center and three satin nickel lamps will be mounted below the
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