It is always a joy to go back to one of the kitchens we have created and see the totally finished space in use. The front door to this home needed some Cherry interior trim installed, and a couple custom thresholds put in (all handmade and finished in the shop). The window trim in the kitchen that blends seamlessly with the custom Cherry upper cabinets was also made by us. This entire home is a stunner and filled with antique wood furniture that looks great in the new timberframe and SIPS space.
Beacuase this homeowner couldn’t get the look and quality she was seeking from a stock cabinetry salesman, they chose to go the handbuilt route, with lovely results. The lightly distressed black lower cabinet frames and the island are highly unique. The finish on all cabinetry is durable dull sheen waterborne lacquer. Both the round sink in the island and the larger single basin main sink are hammered copper. All hardware is black iron. Large expanses of oiled Cherry slab in the island top invite a lingering caress and draw the eye. All cherry was provided by the client who happened to have dried and aged lumber in storage ready to be utilized.
This post gives a look back at the drawings for this kitchen as well as the progress photos in the woodshop, while this one shows the gorgeous custom bathroom vanities built for this home outside of Benton, Pennsylvania.
These are some progress snapshots of the amazing timberframed home in Orangeville, PA where our latest custom kitchen has been installed. The Italian stove is a showpiece and the Kitchen Island with canitlevered light by Restoration Hardware stands out. The Island will allow seating on three sides and serve as the sole dining table.
Two bathroom vanities are also in. The Master bath double sink vanity boasts a substantial Black frame with Walnut drawers. The smaller bath has a spalted poplar vanity with a Mexican ceramic sink. The details of the house are coming together and we will get some finished images when things are settled.
The black knobs and bin pulls are not yet on, but this special handcrafted kitchen is nearly ready for installation at an amazing new home in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The homeowner decided to go with us when the semi-custom kitchen vendors just couldn’t give her the look she was going for- Cherry upper cabinets, and black base cabinets with some of the black rubbed off to allow the grain to show through. And they just happened to be sitting on a seriously nice stack of dried Cherry lumber.
The uniquely shaped large island has a hammered copper sink and oiled Cherry counter, garbage pullout and overhang with legs on one side for seating.
This wallbed, bookcase, and desk are being delivered in Manhattan this morning. The client wanted a full-size fold down bed and an office that would go with her existing modern Cherry kitchen as well as her more traditional craftsman oak furniture. The bookcase features adjustable shelves and three dovetailed drawers on soft closing slides. The arch pulls are by Lee Valley. The bookcase and desk are freestanding so that they may be moved if need arises. The trim mimics the trim on the kitchen cabinets.
The desk features decorative corbels, an expansive pencil drawer, and a legal file drawer. It also has a hidden shelf in the back. The Maple wood is stained a rich saddle leather tone that is between cherry and oak. All the surfaces were waxed before we carefully wrapped and loaded it all up for delivery today.
We often get special requests for something different or unique, like this cool corner drawer in a kitchen. Corners are tricky spots – the homeowner had seen a drawer like this, and wanted one for herself.
If you are looking for something special, please ask, because the answer is usually, “Yes, we can do that”. That is what custom woodworking is all about.
This redesigned Bloomsburg, PA kitchen features natural cherry cabinets with flat Shaker panel doors, and inset doors and drawers.
All of our cabinetry is constructed with solid local lumber and FSC-certified furniture grade plywood and the finest hardware,
including soft-close self-closing undermount slides.
Changes to the original layout include 3″ more of cabinet wall length in either direction and a furniture-style hutch and island that would be painted a satin distressed black. Shaker wood knobs would be a matching black. There will be seven paneled ends including three sides of the island. The reworked design has a drawer to the right side of the range, for cooking utensils or spices.The island legs would be attached to the cabinetry and the apron around the counter would be eliminated (corbels would be included if need be, to support the countertop). The hutch has furniture legs and a decorative apron as well as an upper section primed for display- with two divided light doors, a beadboard back and corbeled sides that extend to the counter. The base of the hutch houses a blind corner larder unit that utilizes the hidden space, in addition to three drawers. To the left of of the hutch is an open bookcase for cookbooks. The garbage and recycling pullout has been relocated to the right of the ovens, close to the sink and dishwasher.
Here is a grouping of original furniture in a bedroom setting. The large armoire, bookshelf, dresser, and poster bed are all built out of walnut.
The natural cherry bedside changing table does triple duty as nightstand and dresser. The tall painted hutch has hidden storage and display spaces. It would work well in a more public spot in a home, such as a dining room or family room. Grey is a versatile neutral color that complements most decor.
In the shop right now is this small two over two (drawers) cherry dresser. The client commissioned it as a Christmas present for his wife,specially sized to fit into their room. It will have a clear lacquer finish, 1 and 3/4” diameter shaker knobs, and soft closing under mount slides on four inset dovetailed drawers. The tapered front legs and decorative cutout at its base make for this piece of furniture a charming addition to any bedroom. It will be delivered in time for the holiday. What a nice gift!
This kitchen looks much more finished, now that the granite counters are on. The homeowner chose polished brass knobs and bin pulls and they do go well with the natural cherry wood. Cherry ages over time due to sun exposure and mellows to a rich tone. A few of the high-end details in this room include: dovetailed hardwood drawers on soft-close self-closing under mount slides, a trash and recycling pullout, pantry pullout trays, a wood paneled dishwasher, and a furniture style case piece with raised panels and glass doors .