gallery - architectural woodwork

Artisan House at the Greenbrier was an attempt to build a whole house as detailed as a piece of furniture. Rooms were done from the saame log to foster a harmony in the wood. Note the tapered columns made from sequential boards. The armoire serves as an entry coat closet. It features very rare beeswing figure mahogany framed by straight grained materials to not compete with the panels. We worked in some indirect lighting on the perimeter of the cherry lounge using frosted glass. The forged stairs in the background are by Jeff Fetty Designs, a frequent collaborator. A corporate gallery room with solid cherry chairs, wainscot and lit display cabinets. Quarterswan white oak floor and stair, everything else is mahogany in this great room. All panels are matched. Looking closer at the entertainment built in, the center panels raise by remote motor drive, exposing a 50" flat screen. The equipment cabinet and media drawers are built in to the screen area. The doors retract into the cabinet. The drawers are exposed, raised dovetails. Note the matched panels and drawer fronts. This corporate reception area is executed in solid mahogany with some of the most amazing ribbon grain panels in one of twenty custom made doors. We buy the figured wood in thick form and resaw them in our shop. The cove lighting was designed to give indirect light. In this master bathroom in the woods we used "rainforest marble" with mahogany built ins and vanities. This foyer features a custom double front door in white curly maple. The built in coat cabinet of ambrosia maple and quartersawn white oak. The stainglass and forged balustrade were commissioned (see Blair House at One of our earliest efforts, a library of oak circa late 80's. Entry foyer to Artisan House. The arched panels above the door were paneled with the grain arching in the same radius. A theme of pairs is present through this room. A solid cherry bar with a back bar of columns and paneling. A mahogany study using bookmatched panels and housing an entertainment center and media storage. These doors slide back into the cabinets to expose the entertainment equipment. Note the symmetry between door panels. This mahogany study shows a built in back desk with a computer printer hidden in a pullout drawer located below a gun display rack. Pocket doors lead to the master bedroom suite beyond. Maple floor, mahogany cabinets, paneling and two piece crown molding with a background of glass mosaic tile. Mahogany paneling around the air tub is latched removable for service.