Madison Dresser v2

May 18, 2013

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This low, wide chest adds to my series of reclaimed redwood bedroom furniture.  The salvaged material is distinct for the dark streaks that run through its otherwise clean, straight grain.  Solid maple, dovetailed drawer boxes.  Concealed, soft close slides.  As pictured th piece is 20″ deep x 34″ tall x 60″ wide.  Custom dimensions are available. Contact me at reasonmodern@gmail.com

Ellen Cabinet

February 16, 2013

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Ellen was looking for a small slender cabinet for her Upper West Side apartment.  The contemporary space left me searching for complimentary materials.  Then this reclaimed cedar caught my attention.

Like the material utilized in some of my past projects, the first life of these yellow cedar boards was spent overhead as the staves of one of NYC’s iconic rooftop water resevoirs.  Unlike previous projects, the inside face of the staves are featured here.  While the exterior of the water tanks is worn grey by the sun and wind, the pieces featured in the doors of the Ellen Cabinet show how the years of direct contact with water give the resilient wood a snake skin like texture.  Framed by a clean black case and finished with hand-cast brass knobs, this unique checked and scaled surface is ready for it’s return to the outside world.

New Century Shelving System

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!

Dean Credenza

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.

Scaffold Media Console

March 25, 2012

This media console houses components, hides cords, and anchors your flat screen.  It is constructed of weathered spruce scaffold planks, with a clean birch plywood interior, and easy-down door hardware by Sugatsune.  As pictured it is 72″ long x 20″ tall x 18 deep, with vintage brass handles.

Madison Dresser

February 5, 2012

This solid reclaimed redwood case is fitted with extra large, solid maple dovetailed drawer boxes. Each drawer is 40″ wide x 10″ tall x 18″ deep, and the heavy duty hardware allows them to glide easily to full extension.  It’s big, but the flush inset drawer fronts, flat panels and lack of protruding hardware help the piece carry itself with grace.

Atlantic Shelving

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.