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

Walnut Storage Bed

March 23, 2013

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DSC_0039This 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.

Redwood Bin Bed

February 23, 2013

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DSC_0002Who doesn’t need more storage?  The low profile structural deck of this bed allows huge rolling bins to park neatly below.  Shown here in a king size, there is practically an entire closet underneath.

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.

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.

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.

Industry Shelving

March 3, 2012

Heavy duty shelving made of salvaged water tank cedar and blackened steel.  This design can be fabricated in just about any size and with your choice of wood.  The steel corner design would allow this piece to be even taller, wider and deeper than you see here without so much as a wobble.  Thanks to Evan the Intern (seen polishing above) for all his help over the past few weeks.

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.