Wood Countertop Kitchen
A wood countertop kitchen project like this is nice to take on every now and then. The customer knew exactly what they wanted and I did not have a problem with any part of the concept. For them to work directly with me, a local cabinet builder and woodworker circumvented inevitable lapses in communication and accountability when too many people or entities are involved in the design-to-installation process common with other kitchen cabinet firms. The choice of oiled walnut for the very-large-for-this-space island bar top is unusual and bold; it adds warmth and a craftsman’s touch that you can’t get from stone. Finger joints were used to connect the top to the leg. All of the soft-edged, white enameled doors have a touch-latch instead of knobs and the drawers use an especially easy, low pressure opening undermount slide by Grass. The pantry door next to the fridge conceals six pull-out drawer trays. Small appliances store away in their own pull-out behind a pocket door under the wall oven.