April 27, 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.
October 10, 2012
Inspired by the mid-century classics, this walnut shelving system can be set up in many configurations. Just pull the pegs, move the supports up or down and choose what components you want at what heights. The package pictured here was designed as a media console, but the possibilites are endless. Cabinets, desks, drawers, wardrobe hooks… If you can think of it, I can work it in!
April 29, 2012
The Dean Credenza is a showcase of contrasting materials: salvaged cedar, navy blue leather and polished brass. The solid wood case displays the exterior face of planks taken from deconstructed NYC water towers. Dark lines perpendicular to the grain are evidence of the steel bands that once bound the water tank. A wax finish keeps the weathered wood looking as close to its natural grey patina as possible. Doors clad in deep blue leather and brass hardware offset the cedar’s rustic feel. Casual luxury.
March 25, 2012
January 19, 2012
We didn’t want the legs of this table to disappear under the large reclaimed wood top, nor did we want more obstruction to leg room than was necessary. Instead of using steel bar or tube, we achieved volume by designing with heavy gauge sheetmetal, bent and formed to a custom profile. The result anchors the space without feeling too heavy. The top is made of floor joists salvaged from a renovation at my shop.
October 23, 2011
Add storage and display space, check. Accentuate the height of the room, check. Maintain a free-hanging look, check. Integrate the television and media components, check. Hide cords, check. Come in on budget, check…
The Atlantic Shelving and Media System accomplishes all these goals through simplicity. The materials are modest: blackened steel brackets and reclaimed douglas fir planking, and the forms are basic. Careful attention to proportions and spacing allow an amazing amount of functionality to complete the room rather than clutter it. The media cabinet is fit with a heavy duty, full extension shelf that allows easy access to the components’ cables while keeping the tangle out of sight.
May 2, 2011
Much of the old growth douglas fir in this dining set is likely on it’s third life. It was salvaged it from the remodel of a stately 1908 residence in Laurel Heights. I noticed right away that the individual 3×4 boards had different blade patterns on their rough-sawn surfaces, suggesting that they originated came from multiple different lumber mills.
This peculiarity came up in a conversation with a craftsman quite a few years my senior. He pointed out that after the 1906 earthquake builders often used material reclaimed from the wreckage, explaining why studs from a single wall would come from multiple different sources.
REASON is proud to follow in the footsteps of resourceful builders who invested the time to reuse this beautiful material. As a 3rd Generation piece of San Francisco history these pieces are now poised to become the social center of a beautiful apartment in SOMA.
October 29, 2010
August 26, 2010
Sometimes a guy needs a mobile, configurable wardrobe rack with adjustable, cantilevered shelves that breaks down easily and is light enough to transport… oh, and of course it needs to be fitted with a lighted sign. No problem. Whatever needs to be displayed the Double Down Rack can handle the job.