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The First Pet Supply Chest

The First Pet Supply Chest

The FIRST☝🏽#petsupplychest on the IG 🐕🐈 🎉, ready for delivery. 

Custom Sliding Door Installed

Custom Sliding Door Installed

Sliding into the holiday week as smoothly as this freshly installed handcrafted door on barn door hardware.

Custom Window Screens Installed

Custom Window Screens Installed

When you feel the shine but need to keep it mellow, welcome in the light through this newly decorated front entry. Custom window screens cut by hand, made of premium Baltic birch plywood. Sanded, detailed, stained and finished to the finest touch by hand. Installed in 15 minutes.

LdM Record Frames on the Rise

LdM Record Frames on the Rise

Marv has a spacious two-story loft with his private quarters atop a long staircase against a high and long wall. Jazz and records and Marv go way back. Here, we’re taking them up the stairs. 

Front Doors Restored

Front Doors Restored

Knock knock. Who’s there? Luz! Luz who? Luz de Mano Home Studio in the reflection of the glass 🥴. No but serio, 100 year old doors across the street from me needed a make-over. Sanded away one century until... tiger sawn oak awoke, reclaiming its stripes. Stained and finished with 3 coats of polyurethane. Protected for the next 100 years, and just in time for the old craftsman’s open house.

Butcher Board Countertops

Butcher Board Countertops

Young newlyweds in an old craftsman home, layering decor elements of a modern cottage farm house beautifully like they were always meant to be together. The misses knew she wanted butcher board countertops, and boy are we glad we became friends. Prefab, eco-friendly, rubberwood butcher boards make it easy for custom applications. Easy to stain, and easy on the budget, too.

Microliving in Los Angeles

Microliving in Los Angeles

Home to a graduate student is 225 sq ft (approx 16’ x 14’) of super efficiency, including a full bathroom and kitchenette. In another corner, just 36 sq ft (8’ x 4.5’), dude got his bedroom, office, and living room, designed and handcrafted to fit one specific space perfectly. Made to durably and authentically suit 100 different students over the next 100 school years. Made entirely of layered birch plywood, thin layer of walnut hardwood (desktop), and corduroy cushions. 

Microliving Modeled

Microliving Modeled

Commission: design and build a micro-living solution for a 225 sq ft studio apartment near USC. Modeled by LdM (1:12 scale) for Stuho Inc. Completed and installed in 2 months.  

Crates for Fine Art

Crates for Fine Art

This is not art. But inside... custom built for sculptures. False walls, snug fit, tight latches, fire-retardant, handled to go around the world a few times. Use also as pedestals to pop up your gallery anywhere. First order: 17 crates in 4 different sizes, out the door in 2 batches this month.

Coffee Shop Counters

Coffee Shop Counters

3-piece, 101-inch, system of counters takes center stage at a new coffee shop. Inspired by the thought of everybody falling in love over pastries. Made of white oak quarter-sawn hardwood.

 

Anders’ Arc

Anders’ Arc

Professor Anders asked for a shelf to adorn the passway between her kitchen and living room. When’s she’s cooking or grading papers at the table, her boys are playing video games in the other room. So she wanted cubbies to 1) filter the view, 2) provide a showcase for the art she’s collected during her travels, and 3) extend the lines of her mid-century home. 

Nelson Dining Table: Delivered

Nelson Dining Table: Delivered

Standing strong on its own two legs, this is more proof that crazy is possible at the LdM home studio workshop. With one of the legs being glass, per client direction, yah, you know my own knees were a shaking. Without any hardware, the legs are secured within the tabletop's thickness (1.75") using grooves, splines, holes and dowels. Made of Afromosia (African teak) and glass. No stain either under three coats of Enduro polyurethane.