This client designs and builds contemporary, one-of-a-kind art quality furniture and desired a home woodworking shop for his craft. An allotted area in the basement behind a secret, hidden door of the home needed to be transformed into a basement workshop that could make use of every square inch of the limited space. He requested visual height consistency between components for the overall aesthetic as well as functionality. His extensive collection of diverse tools required that each section be precisely sized to meet exacting tool specifications. Heights of the countertops needed to be uniform with a rolling table to move heavy work materials around the room and onto special tops to be worked on in different zones.
Twenty years prior, the house was actually a commercial warehouse that had subsequently provided reusable (and treasurable) elements — one being a rustic, hand-made sink base the customer had fallen in love with. As a way to showcase and repurpose this special piece in his rehabbed home, Closet Works built units around the sink so that it could be showcased, and included cabinets with LED task lighting for the sink and workbench. The cabinets also act as charging stations for electric drills and other handheld equipment with outlets centered above the provided shelves. Cubbies were included to safely store blueprints in this home woodworking shop.