Monthly Archives: March 2015

A desk for dogs and their human

DeskBanner This western maple standing height desk was designed for a human, although consideration was also given to the dogs that often accompanied her to the office.  From the perspective of the dogs, the desk is both something to lounge under and the place where treats are kept, the latter being a far more important design element.  From the perspective of the human, it was important that the desk have efficient storage that was neither bulky nor cluttered, felt light, was of the scale of her office, and was made of something local and beautiful.  In her words:

I want to tell you how happy I am to stand at this desk. It not only works as I hoped it would, but it's REALLY beautiful, which makes me smile daily. Couldn't ask for more. The dogs have become fully acquainted with the special dog treat section and now sit and stare at it, trying to will it open.Thanks for doing such a great job and being so easy to work with.

-EK

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Cherry House

One of the larger projects to come out of the shop, this included cabinetry throughout the home as part of an extensive remodel.  The house is set into a steep lot, and the remodel design by Nir Pearlson Architect took advantage of abundant natural light, and turned a challenging multilevel floor plan into a living space comfortable for day-to-day use that is also open and inviting for entertaining. Kitchen                               Dining room buffet- Buffet                               Master bedroom wardrobe- A design of David Schmitz, the wardrobe features a mixture of drawers, open shelves, and clothes hangers concealed behind cherry sliding doors.  It was a minor miracle to have found a single piece of cherry for the bottom row of drawer faces (thank you Tree Products), and the continuity of the grain unifies the base of the wardrobe. Wardrobe                           Wardrobe2             Master bath vanity- Mbath                               Appleply laundry cabinets- Laundry