3.21.2011

Custom Modern Platform Bed: Bunchberry Woodworking






Friends, I don't know what it is but I am one sleepy girl. Was it the super worm moon? The time change for daylight savings time? Or Rib Fest at King Estate? I'm not sure why I've been so tired but I do know that I have been very much appreciating my modern custom platform bed made by Mr. Jonathan Plummer at Bunchberry Woodworking. Jonathan entertained my musings and allowed me to make some drawings and then we talked specs. I showed him the pictures below too which were my inspiration pieces. Jonathan picked up the wood, Western Walnut, locally. He has his Bunchberry Woodworking shop here in the Friendly Street Neighborhood around the corner from our house. So the bed is following along with our effort to keep it local. Also the bed was more affordable than buying a crazy expensive wood frame from New York and having it shipped! You might think that custom furniture is out of your price range but if you know a local artisan it's worth asking for a bid. The top picture is pretty close to the final outcome. I was able to pick up a vintage Saarinen-style side table from Oak Street Vintage that looks like this and completes the look. With the storage (4 drawers) under the bed Mr. Monkey and I are doing a much better of job of keeping the room clean too. Things are a bit cramped right now with the kitchen remodel but heading into our bedroom and seeing the beautiful bed I rest comfortably each knowing I had design the bed and our wonderful neighbor, friend, and artist made it with his own hands and with local Walnut. When furniture shopping it doesn't get much better than that.
Now we've even got Mr. Bunchberry Woodworking creating our custom kitchen cabinets! Check out the twitter (@eugmodernmonkey) feed for some previews.
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6 comments:

  1. Awesome. Just an FYI, if you ever over in Bend/Redmond, we have an identical spun fiberglass swag light, and we don't want it anymore. I was gonna put it on craigslist for $30 but if you want it let me know since we are pretty close. Cheers.

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  2. That's a very nice offer! I actually should say I got the swag lamp at Oak St. Vintage and I think I bought it for right around 30. I think one is enough for us right now. Thanks so much though. Are there some good vintage shops in Bend/Redmond? Thanks for reading!

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  3. Lots. We are very lucky to live in Redmond because there are about 10 thrift stores, and a lot of antique stores. Every weekend we hit them pretty hard, but we have found some awesome stuff. We need to start putting our money into renovating our house like you guys though, the kitchen plans look rad.

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  4. OH IT IS GOING TO BE WELL WORTH YOUR 8 WEEKS OF DUST AND DISCOMFORT! I LOVE THE TURQOISE!!! LOVE MAMA

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  5. Hey, this furniture seems very beautiful and extra ordinary in look. Even the comfort level is also good. Thanks for sharing a great piece of art.

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  6. People sometimes underestimate the impact a solid and strong foundation can have on a bed, and it certainly looks like this bed has one. Even the best air beds or memory foam mattresses don't perform as well as they would have if they were properly supported.

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