Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wonderful wood kitchens

This is an African teak kitchen, or African Iroko wood. We've applied a molded piece to the inside edge of the solid wood frame and panel door. This is just a clear natural finish with no stains used. As a photographer, it's hard to get out of the photo with such a mirrored backsplash.

Here's a French provincial style. These doors are raised panel solid black walnut cabinet doors.
Again, this is just a clear natural finish, which I feel maintains the integrity of the wood. Wood is a real natural material and we need to see it's disposition. Stains often just muddy the waters, homogenizing the character.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cherry wood with cordovan stain

This is a dark stained cherry wood kitchen where recycling bins pull out from the dining side of the desk/peninsula. The natural cherry countertop is a nice contrast as well as being a working surface finish.


This is a diagonal point of view. The cabinet door diagonal panel pattern vent the air conditioner in this wine room. VG fir is the wood.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fireplace Cabinet

This is a fun contoured mantelpiece so we created a similar cherrywood countertop edge. This cabinet is full of audio components on pull-out trays etc.

Dark Stained Cherry Kitchen

Raised panel solid stock cherry kitchen cabinets we stained and clear finished.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Nested Trio

These are black walnut lathe turned, hand shaped legs. The many woods of the top inlaid designs are 1/4" thick. They depict my local Oregon Williamette valley - three views- the mountains, the city and the beach. I did this many years ago, but I'm showing it here because I had someone last week ask about it. I'm not sure I could still pull it all off today. I'm rusty on the lathe lately, and getting more lazy with such hand work, but I'd love to find an excuse to get back to it. This set was in a Renwick Gallery traveling USA show. My aunt Barb immediately snapped it up and now I think cousin Randy in New England has it.

Iroko Sideboard Table

This is Iroko wood, which is a very dense and weather sturdy African wood. It is a great exterior wood and is often used in boatbuilding. I band sawed a curve in the top surface for fun and also when it gets wet on the back deck moisture and shrinkage issues are minimal. Through tenon mortices make it for a very strong workbench table. 16" x 36" x 32" ht. - I like Sam Maloof's simple oil mix finish recipe - linseed oil & turpentine etc.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Library cabinets and bookshelves

Here's a corner of a large residential library. There's a whole lot more to it, but this shows a detail of the classical concept.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Horizontal rift grain maple

Here we have continuous horizontal grain matching through all the doors and drawers.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Horizontal rift grain ash

I recently went back to one of my favorite kitchens for it's ten year tune-up. I hardly did a thing and seeing how nicely it has aged, I photographed it . The natural finish on the horizontal ash grain layout works nicely with all their natural skylight flooding in. Laminated maple and poured-in-place cement counter tops are also in great shape.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cabinet Details

Here is an upper cabinet pull-out storage idea- making use of tight spaces.

Here is lift-up door idea. It makes for good access to the space above a microwave.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tansu design

This island cabinet is a modern styling of a Japanese Tansu cabinet also modified and installed in the kitchen (seen at upper left- only showing drawers). It's made of flat sawn Doug Fir with applied horizontal banding.