March 31, 2013
March 23, 2013
This custom piece started with a client that had her eye on a bed with drawers from a big-box retailer that looked right, but didn’t quite work right for her. I was able to offer solid walnut selected for its character and uniqueness, a handrubbed oil and wax finish, a split and angled headboard, and a metal bumper rail above the drawers. Tailored to work.
February 23, 2013
The redwood is reclaimed from NYC water tanks. A simple oil and wax finish shows off its beautiful natural red tones and the erratic black streaking gained from years of exposure to the elements. The bin pulls are custom made from salvaged leather strap and solid brass fasteners.
October 20, 2012
This bed celebrates the simple beauty of a great batch of antique yellow pine. The design focused on leaving the historic material unaltered wherever possible. Each wide plank is presented as an individual while they work together within the piece. The size of the boards provides an excess of strength and stability, as well as a nice 12″ surface on the top of the headboard for a reading lamp, alarm clock and your favorite display pieces.
The wood is sanded smooth to the touch, but with a careful eye towards preserving the character and texture of its orignal rough sawn surfaces. The structural deck of the bed is kept to a minimum at only 1.75″ thick, preserving 8″ of clearance underneath–space we plan on filling with custom rolling bins for extra storage. These features add up to an unfussy and casually beautiful centerpiece for any bedroom.
July 25, 2012
Budget conscious and beautiful, this simple queen bed is done completely out of reclaimed spruce. Like all REASON beds, it eliminates the need for a box spring, freeing up valuable space underneath for storage. We are going to add four large rolling drawers under this one to take advantage of every square inch.
October 29, 2011
September 21, 2011
This bed was commissioned through the wedding registry of two close friends. We joked from the beginning about what I would title the piece once it was time to publish it on reasonmodern.com. Their submissions swung from absurd to lewd as they made fun of my tendency to get a bit florid in my descriptions. Now, as I sit to write this, Madison Bed seems the obvious choice… and this one is for them:
The newlyweds are returning to their newly configured bedroom tonight from their wedding week in Madison, WI, where they met during our college years together so long ago. Serendipitously, I’m just now remembering that my supplier of deconstructed water tower wood informed me that this batch of redwood came from the demolition of a tower on Madison Ave. It was meant to be.
Like the couple, the bed combines the best of the Midwest and East Coast. It is as stout and strong as Bucky Badger himself, but it is styled to cast a slim profile in its urban environs. A subtle bend in the headboard offers chic detail, while unseen rear supports allow for comfortable, stable leaning. The platform is composed of antique spruce slats, custom milled for the job, and the tall skirt conceals about half of their extra thick pillow-top mattress. Double skid legs run the length of the structure, serving also as beams to form its strong spine. And when the happy couple is ready to pack up and head back to the dairy state, the whole thing breaks down easily to be reassembled with just four bolts.
All the best you two!
March 26, 2010
Large, reclaimed two-panel door used to create the head and footboards:
The WILL bed and desk are designed to be grown up with, not outgrown. Salvaged doors form the solid backbone of these pieces. Orange accents add a touch of playfulness. The hope is that twenty years from now, he will come home from college and still feel comfortable in his room.
December 19, 2009
This twin bunk consists of FSC certified 3/4″ maple ply legs, and salvaged douglas fir mattress decks. It’s designed so that the lower mattress deck beams can be configured at different heights as shelves or even an 18″ deep desk surface.
Excited to get this piece to it’s new owners, I skipped my chance to take photos before delivery. I love designing space saving solutions like this, but it’s often difficult to photograph them after installed because of the tight quarters. This eff bunk is in a tiny 6×7 room shared by a two and five year old–hard to to get a nice wide shot.