Murphy Bed

Murphy Bed

Yesterday we installed the Murphy Bed. It is built from rustic alder. The bed is a queen size bed. The cabinets on either side of the bed have a hand carved counter top with LED lights illuminating them.
There are four sets of LED lights, one above each counter top, one above the bed shining down and a fourth set above the cabinetry. All the lights are dimmable and are controlled by a remote with each set on a separate channel so they can be activated independently.
Raising and lowering the bed is very easy, as the spring mechanism balances the weight of the bed panel and mattress.

Study Unit

Study Unit

I installed my latest project yesterday, a study unit. It is built from rustic alder. The desktop is solid alder and has a carved live edge.
The study unit includes LED lighting above and below the cabinets illuminating the desktop and the room. The lighting is dimmable and is controlled by a remote. The desktop includes two low profile pop up power/data outlets. They each have two USB ports and two 110v outlets.
The drawer boxes are solid maple with dovetails and there are four cabinets for hanging file folders. There is also a roll out drawer for the paper shredder. The drawer guides are full extension under mount guides. The door hinges are soft close.
From my client’s initial sketch I designed the project in eCabinets. I was then able to show my client photo realistic renderings for their approval prior to starting the project.

Split Turned Legs

Split Turned Legs

I am building a custom vanity cabinet.  The design features a couple pairs of split turned legs either side of each door opening.   I thought I would take the opportunity to document the process involved in creating a split turning.  Split turnings are typically used in furniture and architectural applications, as decorative elements.  The process has other applications in woodturning, including the “Lost Wood Process”.