Scholar carrel, Princeton University

Diversity, Places

I’m often surprised at the diversity of our clients and projects. At any given time, we are building a wide range of furniture pieces for our customers. 

The next couple of months are a perfect example. 

Currently in our workshop, we have The Princeton Project, a large order of pieces loosely called ‘study carrels’. They are more like really-beautiful-cubicles-for-students; each complete with bulletin board, locker, phone/electrical/internet connections, lighting, coat hooks. Large project; big, well-known client.

Scholar carrel, Princeton University

Scholar carrels, Princeton, NJ 

In the works at Ethan’s bench right now is a large china cupboard. It is basically floor to ceiling height and will have three wide sections. Each section has two beautiful, elaborate doors, with glass panels. Below each set of doors will be two, large, deep drawers. It will be all black and will have interior lighting. Its home is that of an architect in Washington, DC.

Custom china cupboard

China cupboard, bound for Washington DC 

Then we have a kitchen island, with an engraving of a pineapple on the back side and a butcherblock top. Stong lines, a practical piece. This unique piece is for a private home in Texas, recently occupied by long-time customers; a couple starting a whole new chapter in their lives after living in Maine for many years.

Kitchen island

Kitchen Island, headed for Texas 

Next in line is a custom shelving unit; maple, very modern with no ornamentation. This will live in a modern summer home in the Down East region of Maine, where it will join an entire wall of like shelving that we built a couple of years ago. This home has a wonderful combination of deep woods and water views.

Modern shelving unit

Modern shelving unit, ‘Down East’ Maine 

Follow that up with a custom dining table for an interior designer and popular style-blogger: a 60” diameter pedestal table, with modern but timeless lines. This table will have a fairly antique-looking finish; brown with a bit of “whitewash” look to it. (Personally, I think this table and the china cabinet mentioned above should get together.) It will live in a newly renovated, beautifully decorated colonial in a Boston suburb, a new home for a young couple.

Dining table for Boston suburb

Round dining table for a Boston suburb 

And just added to the schedule – another large, round dining table. But this one, made of cherry with a clear finish, is even bigger at 72” diameter. It has a more traditional pedestal and is designed to comfortably seat 8.  It will have an ocean view of crashing waves from an octagonal dining room, in one of Kennebunkport’s loveliest seaside ‘cottages’ from the turn of the century. It will sit below – and accentuate – an amazing, original, period chandelier. It will likely often have lots of little grandchildren running circles around it.

Dining table for Kennebunkport

Round dining table, above the crashing surf right here in Kennebunkport 

There are beds, coffee tables and counter stools on our schedule too; destined for Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts and Maryland.