Phone · 540-239-2336

J.Neal Architecture & Design


The Notch is a furniture piece designed for a client who purchased a 400 sq/ft condo in DC and needed an all-in-one type unit that includes bed, desk, tv, and plenty of storage, to allow their bedroom to also be converted into a living room.  Notch was constructed using all 3/16″ carbon steel and reclaimed white washed reclaimed oak.  Modularity being essential to the build for easily assembly in the tight space.

rendering of the unit and how it would operate in the space


working in the shop

“notch” your average murphy bed

under construction


a close-up detail of The Notch hinges, a lot of work had to be done to make sure they held up under the moment forces of the shelves



Be sure to stay tuned for the final product pictures!

X-crete Stool Prototype

The idea for the X-crete prototype was birthed out of a simple cardboard model and then developed into an exploration into digital fabrication and mold making.  After completion of the mold, there was a single but sequenced pour yielding a finished stool. This process explored the ability to fabricate modular building components with an emphasis on structural stability.

 IMG_3907  IMG_3078