Country Bookcases

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The combination of face frames to the floor, inset shaker doors, and “tobacco wood” counter and shelves really worked in this open-plan row house. The unit to the left of the bookcases is a coat closet + shoes below, and … Continue reading

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Floating Shelves and Fireplace Mantel

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Custom 6-Panel Door

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This extra-wide (41″) interior door was built for a local school. The panels were stained before assembly to prevent white lines from showing up around the perimeter in winter, when reduction in humidity causes them to shrink slightly.

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Raised Panel Reception Desk for Two

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All red-oak, rail and style construction with raised panels. Cherry desk surfaces. Custom double-sided file cabinet.

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Office Desks – Collaborative Space

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I designed these for a local nonprofit who was willing to bend toward nontraditional. They are tenants of a historical mansion which, I guess you could call “ritzy”. Stained oak trim, thick textured wallpaper, 10′ ceiling, and the requirement that all fixtures must be freestanding furniture. They are also on a tight budget, as a nonprofit.

We wanted to create an impact on the space without clashing with the existing color palette, fill up the room to scale with its large proportions, compliment and alleviate the overbearing formality of the space, and create flexible surfaces which could be used for impromptu meetings.

The curves give defined working spaces for individuals to splay out paperwork. The additional table gives a place for guests, storage for supplies, and creates a pleasant asymetrical distraction from the large flat-screen television. Curved 3″ honeycomb bases are covered with grass cloth wallpaper.

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Insulated Wine Cellar Doors

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I built these for a local contractor who specializes in wine cellars. These double doors have been designed for a very small refrigerated unit. The cores are filled with foil-backed ridgid insulation, which has been adhered to skins with contact adhesive. Skin is 1/4″ medex, frames are white oak. Having a structural insulation fill gave these doors a very solid feel when closing. Not shown in the picture is exterior grade kerfed door seals. The white stain around the edge is diluted wood glue, a technique for sealing edges in preparation for painting.

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Repairing a Chair Back

Over half a century of daily use fractured the joints of this chair back beyond repair. After peeling back the upholstery for closer examination, all of the parts just fell out! Here are a few images of the repair – cherry plywood mitered & biscuited together, and pegged to the seat with dowels.

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