|Project by mjon||posted 02-06-2008 08:40 AM||10047 views||8 times favorited||23 comments|
This wall unit is made from claro walnut and curly ash. It features a zoom-room retractable murphy bed; this one is a king size bed configured as two twins. The bed is motorized – it opens and closes with a push of a button (remote control). It’s made in a Japanese arts and crafts style, and the most difficult aspect of this project was that it all had to fit into a very small service elevator in an apartment building in San Francisco (6th floor) which meant that it had to be designed and executed in a knock-down fashion. The finish is a hand-rubbed oil finish. There are three units with the middle unit being a desk with a “live” edge, and custom-cut veneers. All joinery was done by hand, using traditional Japanese tools and a good belt sander. The handles are made from 200-year old anchor chain dredged up from a harbor in Tokyo. The project was challenging, with lots of sleepless nights. If I didn’t have gray hair before I started, I do now. Glad it’s over!