MADE is in the New York Times

Posted on August 19, 2013

MADE’s casework and furniture is featured in this NYT article!


MADE work featured in Luxe Magazine

Posted on July 19, 2013

MADE’s work in collaboration with interior designer Kim Hagstette of Maven Interiors made the cover story of Luxe Magazine. This was a fantastic project, and we appreciate the recognition!

Luxe magazine cover.
Photo of our slab dining table designed just for this project.
MADE worked on the fuzzy wall, the side tables, and the chandelier in this spread.
Great shot of the four post bed we built—felt headboard by moufelt.

White Oak Dining Table

Posted on March 1, 2013
Here is a dining table we recently build with the edge detail developed for the Hotel Murano.
Here is the table closed— 8’4″ long, solid rift-sawn white oak.

We love this edging— it takes about 2 1/2 days to route and detail this edging on a table this size.
Here is the table with one leaf— when fully extended the table measures 11′ long.
One of the two leaves store right under the tabletop.

Kitchen island for FINE Design.

Posted on February 7, 2013

Here are photos of a kitchen island we recently delivered to FINE design here in Portland. Design by BOORA Architects.

The island is made of solid alder blocks, 2 3/4″ square, and lots of glue.
The backside features an integral laminate shelving unit.
Detail of the top surface.

Recently completed furniture and cabinetry project

Posted on January 3, 2013
Here is a job we finished toward the end of last year. We worked with Skylab Architecture and Green Gables Construction to build all of the cabinetry and custom furniture pieces for this addition.
We fabricated the coffee table from the crotch of a walnut tree. We also made the bookcase in the background.
The sofa base was built by MADE, and upholstered by InHouse PDX.
We crafted this media cabinet from solid walnut, and used four boards with varying grain and tone to create the pattern on the doors.
The office is pretty amazing.
The desk is solid 1 3/4″ walnut, and is undercut to give the piece a lighter feel.
The top is dovetailed in the middle, and mitered on the ends for a continuous profile.
This is the “hers” half of the closet.
Here is the bathroom, and a sneak peak into the “his” side of the closet.
Lots of mirrors, angles, and perspective going on here…

Walnut and Steel Hall Shelf

Posted on December 7, 2012

We just installed this hall shelf for a couple that just moved to Portland.

The shelf is made from a live edge oregon walnut plan and blackened steel.

The shelf brackets double as display cubbies.

The shelf cubbies are water-jet cut to mimic the shape of the live-edge shelf, and then formed to the final size.

New Holman Record Cabinet.

Posted on November 14, 2012
We recently completed this custom Holman cabinet for a Portland home.
This is a customized version of the Holman cabinet line— we love it so much we have to permanently add it to the collection.
The interior of the cabinet was built specifically to house these speakers, and can be modified for the speakers of your choice. The center bay holds the amplifier and equipment.
The wood spindles protect the speaker fabric from tears, kids, cats, and the like.
All of the doors utilize touch latch hardware for a clean appearance.
The upper section is sized to house a turntable— viva vinyl! The hardware is polished stainless.


Posted on November 12, 2012

We recently completed this reception desk for the lobby of the Portland Art Museum offices.

The body is made from 3/8″ aluminum and powdercoated red— weight, 800 lbs!

The toekick lights up with LED Light strips.

The signage is acrylic backlit with LED lights. The aluminum was water-jet cut to allow the acrylic to extrude through the face.

We also made these red leather benches, fully modular.


Posted on August 14, 2012

Here are a couple of custom beds that we made over the past few months. Similar, but very different.

This first bed was built for a client here in Portland. To make sure the proportions and overall vibe were what she wanted, we mocked the bed up out of stud-grade lumber and installed it so she could sleep within the canopy for a few months before construction began. Result—just right.

The mattress is european sized, so this may very well be the largest bed we could ever make.

This bed is rift-white oak, with a “pickled” white stain, upholstery is white felt.

Here is a detail of the foot-rail– mitered wood and upholstery seam up perfectly. We also made sure that the wood grain was continuous through the mitered joint.

Detail of the Side table and drawer unit. The lamps are David Weeks Studio.

This next bed was made for a suite in the Waverley Building here in Portland. Interior design by Inside Design International— both the client, and designer (Kim Hagstette) were great to work with!

This bed is also rift-white oak, but we stained this a very dark, Van Dyke brown.

The “lacy” headboard is meant to provide privacy from the windows in the back, while not feeling too enclosed.

The perforated felt was fabricated by Moufelt, another fantastic firm in Portland pushing the limits of material. Our job was to seamlessly integrate it into the design, no easy task.

Coffee Table

Posted on May 1, 2012
New walnut, brass, and smoked glass coffee table designed and built by MADE (you may recognize the sofa from an earlier post…)

Materials are walnut, brass, and smoked glass.

View from the front.

The smoked glass enables the collection to be curated. A nice collection, we think!

The solid brass dividers create an organizational system for the clients mass collection of magazines.
Here is a detail of the dividers notched into the solid wood frame.