Handmade Modern Bed
Inspired by the stands that hold and display precious antiques, the Artifact Bed, shown here in King size, built with rare spalted wormy Pennsylvania Sugar Maple, is a knockout. The headboard has a comfortable lean to it and the lumber is on display, featured in this simple modern design. The worms are dead and gone, of course, since the lumber has been kiln dried and aged and sanded and finished with a waterborne lacquer, but their paths snake through the wood, leaving captivating traces of their existence in what was once a tree.
Handmade Shaker Kitchen
For three days near the end of July, Adam (with some much needed help- those tall cabinets were heavy!) installed the custom Shaker kitchen in New Hope. The homeowners added an addition to their stone farmhouse which more than doubled the living space. They chose very clean looking shaker style cabinets with a large center island, tons of drawers, and stately tall doors.
The kitchen is painted in Farrow & Ball’s color Stony Ground. Knobs are by Nice Knobs. The whole room will look quite different when the waterfall-edge concrete counters and state of the art appliances (including an induction range) are installed. The floors are antique lumber which helps to give this new room a feel that will mesh with the older portion of the home.
One of the unusual details in this room is the way that the cabinets meet up with the stairs into the room. The drawers were designed to fit right around the landing. Other unusual touches include the omission of a toe kick, integral ventilation grates, a special drawer with a paper towel holder in front (see the top island shot), a spice drawer, integrated knife block and silverware organizer, as well as the pantry (on the left hand side of the room) which boasts pocket doors.