This is an Oak Kitchen with American Black Walnut handles that we designed and built in our workshops for a client in Sunninghill. What I think is interesting about this kitchen is the combination of traditional cabinet-making techniques and materials with a modern design.
The doors and drawer fronts are made using crown-cut European Oak veneer that has been “book-matched”. The doors are hung on traditional butt hinges and set into a flat frame. We incorporated a curved section to the island with an end-grain chopping block for vegetable preparation. The handles were made by purchasing some “off the shelf” handles and replacing the centre sections with oak turnings we made specially.
We designed and built a circular table with a curved bench seat. Note how the top of the seat forms the window sill. The raspberry colour of the upholstery is a key part of the overall colour scheme. The lamp above the table was painted to match, as well as the hob back-splash and curved wall next to the oven cabinet.
The kitchen has lots of big drawers to store crockery as well as the normal pots and pans. While these drawers are constructed with traditional dovetail joints they are also are mounted on state of the art soft-close heavy-duty runners.