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Furniture Design Heads Outside – Birth of the Arc Table

Until recently, I’d never designed or built furniture to go anywhere but inside, mainly for the obvious reason that wood and water don’t make a lasting match. Even in situations for which it is suited, like decking and trim on … Continue reading

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what makes ‘classical’ design?

classic furniture: unique, one-of-a-kind or a re-iteration of the past Every so often, you might see a piece of furniture that’s striking, catching your attention for some subliminal reason and you’re hard pressed to figure out why. Is it like … Continue reading

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The Doors

doors play a vital role in house design Beyond the obvious – the transition between inside and outside and one room to another – doors represent design on a less physical plane: things suggested like opportunity, mystery and security, to … Continue reading

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Wood and What Else?

I love wood; I love working with it, seeing it in its various stages of expression from raw plank to satin-polished surface. Sometimes, though, the use of a ‘complementary’ material in a design enhances wood’s ascendance and also creates a … Continue reading

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A Case for Custom

You’ve taken on a lot in choosing to redo your kitchen or build the addition or create a study or rec-room in the basement. The parade of problems, alternatives, solutions and decisions has seemed endless and has left you questioning … Continue reading

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Original Design or One-off or Knock-off?

These terms are often bandied about when describing unusual or unique products, particularly regarding furniture. Is there any difference between them? Does it matter? The purist might argue that in order to preserve its integrity, a design must be without … Continue reading

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a fine finishing primer

What is the finest finish for my furniture? I hear this question a lot. My stock answer: it depends on what you want. What will you be using the piece for? How much use/traffic will it get? What kind of … Continue reading

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Custom Millwork by peaslee design

These days, it isn’t always easy to let your furniture make a statement about who you are and what you want your home to be. In this age of mass production, it seems the only statement you can make is … Continue reading

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Custom Built‑Ins for Your Home

peaslee design can design and build strikingly beautiful custom built‑ins for your home. In the 24 years I’ve been operating independently, I’ve gained depth and breadth of experience and have become accomplished at my craft. Your imagination coupled with my expertise … Continue reading

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handmade furniture design – from concept to finish

first step – the idea for handmade furniture design Conceiving a piece of furniture is kind of like magic; but not quite. The process is real enough, though how the ideas take shape is a mystery. It starts somewhere – … Continue reading

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