The last assignment towards my Masters Degree in Cabinetmaking (Meisterbrief) in Germany was to design, lay out, construct and finish a representative piece of furniture. Doing so, I tried to tap both the beauty and resources of my trade, incorporating curves as well as angles, elegance as well as utilitarian function in this large Bauernschrank (armoire). The piece measures seven feet at the center crown and is crafted in white oak, one of my favorite woods.
Armoire in white oak.
Doors & Windows
Our clients needed to enclose an area under the pool and gardens of their home in Purchase, New York. The original doors had been metal, and they chose to soften the look by using wood and glass.We crafted the three arched doors from western red cedar and applied hand forged hardware. The door units each measure approximately ten feet in both height and width.
Doors and Windows in western red cedar.
Our clients wanted striking architectural woodwork to incorporate a fireplace, entertainment unit and a bookcase in their Stowe, Vermont home. We worked with them closely in the design stages to ensure a simple and traditional New England appearance in keeping with the rest of their decor. The piece is made of clear sugar pine with a honey oak stain and has a hand-rubbed oil finish.
Fireplace surround and mantle in sugar pine.
For easy access to their china and crystal when entertaining, these clients needed a pantry just off their kitchen. They also had young children and asked for a finish that was both durable and easily cleaned. We chose plastic laminate in complimentary shades of gray matrix, then added glass doors for a touch of open elegance in the design.
Kitchen pantry in two-toned plastic laminate with glass.