Author Archives: jonathan

Under Stair Storage

So your magical nephew has finally gone off to school. What’s a muggle to do with all that unused space under the stairs? Design by Soraci Designs, lighting by Robbins Electric, installation by Greenleaf.

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New Dresser

The cobbler’s kid finally gets a new pair of shoes, as I’m finally getting around to building myself a new dresser, about ten years late.  It’s a patchwork thing, made up largely of leftover pieces from previous projects–a nice way … Continue reading

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North Portland Bungalow

A just-finished classic kitchen remodel for some long-time Portland clients.  We’ve been steadily working our way through this whole-house makeover–from bathrooms to entertainment center to built-in bookshelves to this kitchen–since January 2009.  It’s a treat for me to build long-term … Continue reading

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Scrap

Every wonder what happens to the scrap wood I produce?  I do.  I respect the wood I use enough to make the most of what I can with it, but the odds and ends–too small for me to use, too … Continue reading

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Laundry

A new ApplePly laundry sink cabinet, along with a spacious top.  The top and cabinet faces are more ApplePly, laminated with Wilsonart Designer White.  Top also includes a handy access for the washer outlet box in the wall.  The push-to-open … Continue reading

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AWFS Fair

Back from the biannual Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers Fair, the cabinetmaking industry’s main convention.  I was one of a handful of 0ne-person shops in attendance, but it was good to meet and talk to hardware and materials suppliers.  … Continue reading

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The Home Office

A new home office in north Eugene for a couple of hard-working young professionals who knew exactly what they wanted.  The casework is FSC maple and includes custom file drawers.  The nearly 11′ long desktop and floating shelf are walnut … Continue reading

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Retaining the Charm of a Classic 1940s-era Kitchen

The standard casework style in 1940s and 50s era Eugene homes was the 3/8″ lip overlaying face frames, built in place by a finish carpenter, usually employing painted 3/4″ plywood for slab doors and drawer fronts.  Nothing fancy, a nice … Continue reading

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Updated Fireplace

A couple of long-time clients were looking to update a rustic fireplace surround, which we managed pretty quickly by wrapping the existing knotty pine with 1/2″ Medex MDF. The face is a single U-shaped piece, which was a little tricky … Continue reading

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Platform Bed

A new platform bed with lots of integrated storage, in rift-sawn white oak and walnut.  Another fine design by David Schmitz of engage:ARCHITECTURE.  Installation by Scott Hubbard.  

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