We were drawn to this project by the reclaimed nature of the build as a whole. The brief was to use as much reclaimed material for the build as possible.
Working with Arboreal Architecture we were commissioned to undertake the detailed design and build of the kitchen. The reclaimed oak for the cabinet fronts and the worktops came from the sawn beams of a Romanian agricultural building. The huge 200 year old butler sink still had its original lead waste fitted.
We have developed an in-house technique for keeping solid timber panels flat. Here, we routed solid oak splines deep into the backs of the oak panels and used a flexible adhesive to allow for movement across the grain as the timber naturally moves.
We made custom steel frame to support the cantilevered oak worktops and a simple custom stainless steel rolling carriage for the sliding bookcase.
All the edges of the solid oak fronts were stained dark blue to highlight the cut through finger pull detail and to match the spacing detail on the oak wall cladding.
There were many hidden custom details in the finished kitchen including a 10mm aluminium upstand running around the back edge of worktops and a curved bi-folding corner cabinet door. The end result is a truly unique kitchen space which forms part of an even more unique build.
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