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 of wood nearby in the room, all parties agreed that the rich deep hues of Black Walnut would be perfect for their new bed.
Murphy beds are ideal in the city; especially in rooms that serve multiple purposes, like the combination bedroom and music room where this piece will reside.
detail of custom wallbed
opening the murphy bed
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 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.
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!
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
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.
Each starts with a
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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 Maple, one Walnut.
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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 top image for
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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 case on 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 and live
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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 an integral step
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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 crown molding.
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Our Peyton Campaign dresser is featured on page 24 of the new issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine!
You can browse the March 2014 issue online at this link.
The beginning of the section entitled Finds reads:
“Spring is the time for new furniture introductions, and this year’s collections show that bold, sassy and over-the-top glamorous are the trends of the season”.
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Springhouse Shop and Studio Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
Benton, PA, February 4, 2014 – Springhouse Shop and Studio of Benton, PA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The furniture and cabinetmaking
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Three custom Mahogany pieces of campaign furniture are nearing completion for a Philadelphia client of architect Mark B. Thompson Associates.
Two filing cabinets- one lateral and one standard configuration as well as a side table with drawer have been stained to join some existing campaign furniture already in the room. Antique brass hardware completes the look. The drawer sides are rated at
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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
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In reverse order, these images show a new rocking chair evolving from a model built out of 2” thick extruded foam to a solid Hard Maple prototype.
Hard Maple, or Sugar Maple, is sometimes referred to as Rock Maple- because it really is that durable.
The design is decidedly scaled up from your grandmother’s delicate rocker. With a sculpted seat, she rocks like
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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
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Installed Radiator cover with Marble top
This beautiful home in Philadelphia had a dramatic wainscotted entryway with sophisticated details- with the exception of one glaring radiator.
Now the radiator is tucked away under marble, hidden behind a pretty piece of woodworking with curves, angles, and raised panel inset drawers (Chippendale pulls by House of Antique Hardware) – all painted Benjamin Moore Mascarpone.
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In a unique take on the campaign chest, this version of our Campaign Style Media Stand combines a bright white dovetailed case with spalted Poplar doors and drawer fronts. The trim and flush handles are solid polished brass. All the wires and components are
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We are so excited to announce that several pieces of our furniture will be available on One Kings Lane later today starting at 9 pm eastern time in their Loft Living Contemporary Furniture sale. Included will be campaign furniture and the European Walnut Dressers.
Check it out here!
Update: Round two of our sale begins tomorrow: 11/20/13 Straight from the Source. One Kings Lane
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Handcrafted Cherry and Black Kitchen with Table side of Island shown
The black knobs and bin pulls are not yet on, but this special handcrafted kitchen is nearly ready for installation at an amazing new home in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The homeowner decided to go with us when the semi-custom kitchen vendors just couldn’t give her the look she was going
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