We were commissioned by inature ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN to build a new kitchen for a fantastic redevelopement of a farmhouse & annexe building in the Sussex country side.
The idea was to provide a kitchen looking as though all its doors, drawers & fascias were made by individual staves of solid timber with a rustic finish. This provided us with some dilemmas, as achieving the design with the natural movement in the timber would be a challenge. To over come this we used constructional fumed oak veneer & inlaid solid fumed oak at 100mm intervals. We then machined groove to make them look as though they were individual staves. It was a lot more work, but gave us more control over the overall look & provide a more stable finish. We lacquered all seen parts part in 10% water based lacquer.
The constructional veneer is thick enough to feel solid with a natural texture to the grain plus the rift sawn effect adds horizontal textural continuity through the cabinets. A 10 % sprayed lacquer provided a more robust finish required for the rigours of a working kitchen & also produced a deep black finish.
The worktop was machined up in staggered solid oak staves over the 6 metre length so there were no discernible joins. Again we used the simple but beautiful brass handles by Simonswerk just to add a little bling.
We are super pleased with the results!!