New Media Cabinetry by MADE

Posted on May 1, 2012

Here are photos of some cabinetry that MADE designed and built in Portland recently. Walnut cabinetry with brass accents and Carrera marble countertops.

 The lower cabinets are all for album storage.


We even custom-made the pulls for this project. Yes, those are sliding dovetails in the solid brass pulls.


The upper unit is supposed by steel brackets buried in the wall.


The upper unit has custom lighting that is turned on by touching one of the brass partitions.


Here is a detail of the brass plates that we routed into the shelves to act as dividers.


 The devil is in the details…..


MADE Hired to produce mobile office system for Xerox:

Posted on February 2, 2012
Check out this new Xerox video. MADE was hired to design and build the mobile office system featured in the ad, which is fully tricked out with seating, flip down desks, automatic printer lifts, and a coffee brewing station. Thanks to Xerox and Ascentium for including MADE in this project!

Umpqua Bank Queen Anne Narrative Wall Installation

Posted on December 16, 2011
These are photos of a project we completed earlier this year. Designed by our very talented pals at Ditroen. Photos by Aaron Leitz Photography.

Overall view of the installation
The unit is layered with solid wood tapered tiles and varying widths of ash slats.



The graphics were all laser etched, and then finished with satin varnish. 

MADE and Esque bread boards

Posted on December 8, 2011

Here are pictures of a new collaboration between MADE and Esque– live edge maple and walnut cutting boards, each custom routed to house beautiful glass domes. Perfect for parties, dinners and tastings. Each one varies, so call to learn about current inventory.


walnut with two domes
maple withe one dome

maple with one dome

walnut with one dome

Arcadia Beach Coast House Ceiling: Complete!

Posted on November 12, 2011
Here are photos of the ceiling project we were installing over the past 5 months. We are glad to see it done!

 These pendant lights hang over the walnut slab dining room table (that we are building as we type this!)


Upstairs Living room ceiling.



Upstairs Foyer.


Lower floor, looking up through the stairwell to the upper floor.


Lower floor family room.


Master bedroom, and a serious meeting.

Clark College Bench

Posted on September 27, 2011
Here are some photos of a sculptural bench that we recently installed at Clark College in Vancouver.

The blocks of cedar are shaped and installed to resemble clusters of columnar basalt.


The largest block (weighing 150 lbs.) is laser etched in memory of the donors son.


This wood was taken from remaining cutoffs from a tree farm in WA, supplied by a local forester.


Fancy chainsaw work and lots of sanding created the faceting that emulates natural stone.

Standing Bar in Process

Posted on September 16, 2011
New standing bar in process. Completion photos to follow… soon… we hope.

How to install a 15,000 Lineal Foot ceiling

Posted on August 31, 2011
Here is a progress update on the installation of the custom ceiling at the Oregon Coast:




(Step 1) Create insanely complex shop drawing

(Step 2) Install 2 x 4 furring strips milled to exact tolerances.






(Step 3) Hang fabric between furring strips.




(Step 4) Sort through material and find best matches.






(Step 5) Start installing—proceed with caution.




(Step 6) Keep going.




(Step 7) Make crazy concealed flipper doors where access is needed.




(Step 8) Admire how crazy flipper doors close and completely disappear.






(Step 9) Scribe fit around steel columns.




(Step 10) Do this for about 5 months, until complete. (To be continued…..)

Newest Work

Posted on July 6, 2011
These are some pictures of a sofa and bed that we built for a client here in SE Portland:

The sofa is made from walnut. Thanks to Think Design for the custom upholstery!


We wanted the silhouette of the side table to match that of the upholstery. The table and cabinet are made from solid walnut.


Two sliding doors reveal interior storage space.


Overall view of the bed, shelving, and soffit.


Detail of the corner of the bed—this was hand shaped and sanded to fit the contour of the mattress.


On each side of the bed we built custom shelving, installed into the drywall nook.

Finley Coast house Progress

Posted on June 28, 2011
The finley ceiling is going in. This is the first of 15,000 lineal feet of riftsawn white oak!

The first step was to stretch black speaker fabric over the entire dropped ceiling.


Each light, speaker, and fire sprinkler fits perfectly within the randomized pattern. Our tolerances for this job is less than 1/16″ over 50′.






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