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 the nook despite the angled ceiling.
The homeowner requested the V-groove paneling in the bed surround and will be adding some really great wallpaper and sconces to finish out the space. The bed, ladder, and paneling are finished with a satin sheen custom tinted waterborne lacquer.
detail- bunkbed top
45 degree angles repeat throughout the design of the bed guards and ladder.
drawers below bunkbed
The design was tweaked so that the ladder starts just above the drawers to maximize storage possibilities for this tight space. The client opted for nickel handles as drawer pulls.
quick concept sketch showing ladder redesign
The client reported after the install: “E. loved it! He was very surprised and we stayed up much too late getting the mattresses set up. C. even stayed on the bottom bunk which was very sweet. Thanks so much for taking such great care with this. It really looks like it’s always been there. ”
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 look very built-in after being painted BM White Dove.
The ladder is made especially to fit over the drawers and every exposed edge has been painstakingly resurfaced with solid hardwood trim for durability and beauty.
Detail of V-groove paneling and bookcase
Facade of boy’s custom bedroom built-in bunk bed under construction
Hardwood applied edge
using laser level to build bed
- Using the laser level to build
Drawings and calculations before building
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 ferrules by Pampco, Inc. The dark mahogany stain finish was acheived with water-based aniline dye and protected with Greenguard certified semi-gloss waterborne lacquer.
Alongside this prototype, Adam built a second version from Maple lumber. This may be bleached or painted blue or stained Mahogany as well, we shall see which way the winds of inspiration blow. Custom campaign furniture may be created in any configuration or finish, contact us to get your piece started.
Mahogany desk in progress, unfinished
Dovetailed case of campaign desk
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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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!
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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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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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