The benches shown are a reproduction/collaboration of 2 benches. The benches shown were commissioned by Mrs. Pat Robertson of CBN for their new Narandex Chapel – four benches in all.
The original benches are from western Pennsylvania and were crafted sometime between 1850 and 1860.
All four benches that we built were crafted of solid white oak and then stained to match the original bench. The oak utilized in this project came from an old oak tree in Suffolk, VA.
A few years ago, I was asked by my better half to build her a makeup vanity. Her collection of make-up was stored in 3 shoe boxes and on top of 2 small card tables that also supported her mirror. After knocking one of the boxes onto the floor, it was decided right then that a make-up vanity was our next project.
The design of this vanity is a lady’s dream. There is separate storage for eyeliners, lipstick, lip gloss, lip liners, blush, mascara and foundation. The tray within a tray concept provides easy access to your different colors.
One great feature is the brush caddy. It is stored in one of the pull out drawers, a deep drawer that is also good for lotions and other items.
In the work area, there are 3 small drawers for cotton swabs, sharpeners or whatever items you require. When you are finished, all the items fit back in their proper place, nice and neat.
The vanity stands 30”H X 25”D X 48”W. We can customize the vanity to whatever dimensions you desire.
Our client wanted a built-in desk area to replace a stand-alone bookcase. We filled this spot nicely with a solid cherry desk and upper cabinet. We incorporated a pullout slides for his computer tower and keyboard drawer.
The upper case has adjustable shelving and a locking cabinet door for paper work.
This built-in dining room buffet incorporates painted wood and natural wood. The top of this buffet is crafted from rift-sawn Sapele and spans almost 16 feet.
The center drawers utilize self-closing, full-extension, under-mount drawer slides. To each side of the drawers, we built pull-outs for storage. On the far end, we have a pull-out bar.
We matched the upper hutches to the existing trim of the home. The homeowner desired to utilize all space that she could, so we crafted hidden pockets for additional storage.
These end tables and coffee table are crafted from the same batch of black walnut. The center piece of each table is from one black walnut slab that we book-matched. What you see is the actual grain coloration of the wood. The inlay is sugar maple.
One of the beautiful aspects of black walnut is its contrasting sap wood. Depending on where the tree grows, the heartwood can vary from dark brown to light brown with purple, orange and gray streaks.
The lines on these tables are simple; we used mortise and tenon joinery to attach the legs and skirts. Then, we finish the tables with a clear satin lacquer.
2522 Alabama Avenue, Suite 101
Norfolk, VA 23513