The client had been working on the conversion of a garden room into an insulated and heated art studio. The room would still retain the functions of garden tool storage and candle making area, but she also wanted a dedicated space for her multiple mediums of art and where supplies could be stored at close reach. ApplePly, manufactured right here in Eugene, was an easy material choice. The eastern maple panel faces are perfect for slab doors and drawer fronts, and the uniform laminations make a distinctive exposed edge; and, without any need to face the edges, the cost savings helped keep the budget down. Osmo Polyx oil and wax finish brings out a warm glow in the maple, and creates a durable coating without the high VOC's of most other finishes. Angle iron from the scrap yard was repurposed as drawer and door pulls, and the weathered steel texture is in subtle contrast to the ApplePly.
A western black walnut bed, inspired by elements of Roy McMakin's bed for the Young residence. In particular, Ginger was drawn to the chamfered foot board corners, sturdy proportions, and overall clean design; and with nicely figured local walnut and a book-matched headboard, this has the imprint of the northwest.