As Seen in Luxe Magazine: Luxurious Powder Room

Designed & Made is proud to be featured in Luxe Magazine for its work on a custom home in St. Paul on the storied Mississippi River.

Luxe Magazine 356 Mississippi River Rd St Paul

The idea behind this concept was to break the mold — to find inspiration in a shape and push it.

The Moroccan-style design for the legs was applied to the kitchen island, master bathroom vanity and powder room vanity for a one-of-a-kind look.

Architect: Charlie & Co.
Builder: Detail Homes

Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 Award

40 Under 40 Woodworking Network Award

Winners Shown (from left): Matt Buell, Jared Patchin, Guy Busey, Ethan Abramson, Brian Grabski

Brian Grabski, owner of Designed & Made Custom Woodworking, was a recipient of the Wood Industry 40 Under 40 award from Woodworking Network.

Winners were selected from more than 135 nominations, and awards were presented at the 2016 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, GA.

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Laundry + Craft Room

Custom Laundry and Craft Room

This is not your typical laundry room. With two workspaces you can fold and press, or cut and wrap with ease. This space works when your feeling crafty or simply taking care of life’s mundane tasks.

With custom shelving for wrapping paper and ribbon, and plenty of butch block countertop surface, this dual-purpose room is both efficient and spacious.

Custom Craft Room Cabinetry

Nightstand with Hidden Drawer

Innovation is a common theme at Designed and Made. The goal of this project was to take a common household item — in this case a nightstand — and incorporate custom features that make the furniture piece unique, and truly custom.

This nightstand with a hidden drawer features burl veneer inlays behind a CNC-machined walnut face with gold leaf trim that accentuates the detail.

“Mike Prom and I were able to build on the knowledge we gained on the original hidden drawer project to create a simpler hidden drawer mechanism with less parts that is easier to build,” said Brian Grabski.

The nightstand features:

  • CNC-machined walnut face
  • Burl veneer inlays
  • Gold leaf details on the trim

Built into the nightstand is a hidden drawer. To access the drawer, you pull on a lever hidden behind the frame of the top drawer. This activates a spring which pushes the hidden drawer out. The beauty of the spring is threefold; it’s inexpensive and readily available, it can easily be replaced, and the tension keeps the hidden drawer closed until it’s activated.

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Sketch and Parts Lists with Exploded View

Take a look behind the scenes at the drawings and sketches used to create this project. Includes:

  • Preliminary shop sketches of the drawer locking mechanism
  • CAD drawings in PDF format
  • Specifications and Dimensions for Components

Price: $8.99

Files available for download immediately after you purchase.