It’s always exciting when clients come to me with ideas that I already want to do. A perfect match you could say. Richlite & river recovered old growth cypress facade’. the end panels, doors and drawers are all typical 3/4″ thick. We used 1/2″ Richlite for the counters and did small 1/8″ chamfers on their edges to differentiate. The floating shelves and the open cabinet are lit with LED’s. Super classy for super classy people.
High ceilings give us a unique decorative opportunity to do some nice grain wrapping and provide an additional level of lighting on an exact layout. All of the Wolf/Subzero Appliances are inset flush and the refrigerator is paneled and grain matched.
Designer: Kail Partners
This home is a very iconic modern home, butterfly roof, the works. The clients were very intent on keeping with the original style but wanted to give the home it’s well deserved modern update. Great ideas, great home and great clients, you add us into the mix and this is what you get.
The Kitchens and baths that were originally installed when they built the custom* homes in Haile are garbage. It is everything that is stereotypically appalling with mass overpriced development where the word custom* is used as a baiting buzzword. 20 years or so later ….
Straight grain walnut, sequenced and end matched. High gloss white acrylic uppers. High ceilings have presented a design challenge to others. We at Straw and Co have a great solution. We build a beautiful wood soffit, that not only frames the rest of the kitchen but also offers an opportunity to place lights right above the counter. Our custom made soffits add a sophistication rarely seen in design magazines.
Custom designed to fit our clients needs, of course. A place for a paper shredder, file cabinets, writing utensils, under mount LED lights on the floating shelves.
The wood used is Zebrano, also known as Zebra wood. What is significant here is that typical quarter sawn Zebrano has very straight lines. This Zebrano is curly figured, these lines are much more interesting. I received a phone call a couple of years ago by an architectural millwork company that was closing it’s doors and had been sitting on this veneer for almost 20 years.. I bought it all.. I haven’t seen it anywhere else.
Meet our showroom cabinets. Please come to the shop and take a tour of our typical fit and finish. You are invited to poke, prod and inspect these curly figured zebra wood cabinets. These cabinets are typical of our work, matching grain, FSC certified plywood construction,water based finish, thick edge banding, cared for details in build, finish, and install. I ask visitors to run their hands along the edges and corners and get a feel for our work, it’s comfortable to use and touch, typical for us and often rare to find in others.
Modern Richlite and Wenge Kitchen Cabinets
Quarter Sawn FSC certified Wenge and brown richlite counter tops. Our client spent a lot of time designing her kitchen and needed our help in making it a reality. It was a pleasure to be apart of the transformation.
We design, build and install modern kitchen cabinets throughout North Central Florida
During the peak Mid-Century period the most popular woods were, Walnut, Teak and Rosewood. We decided on East Indian Rosewood for this custom media room. The cabinets under the TV are custom made to hold a collection of vintage 10″ records
Black Cypress is the most rare of the river recovered cypress. It is only found on the outside edge of some logs. The minerals from the mud it sat in for a hundred years is what gives it it’s color and what probably dulls the knives of our machines.
I first began restoring historic cracker and shot-gun houses similar to the style found in New Orleans in the late 90’s. We would salvage little bits of detail and often replicate it in often weird and creative ways to tie the new renovation back together with the old. This remodel is a fun reminder that in a mid century home you can look around and maybe you’ll find a gold chandelier that at first, seems like it should go the way of burgundy shag carpet, but in fact, it’s an oppurtunity to bring the old into the contemporary. My cleint certainly has a keen eye and great taste and it was a pleasure to work with her vision.
This kitchen is in Gainesville’s Duck Pond Historic District. The neighborhood was all but forgotten in the 1980’s, but since the charm of these old houses doesn’t die easily people have caught on and their value recognized and the restorations are ongoing. Our client’s home in particular needed a major make over and they were committed to maintaining the homes vintage appeal. Good job Claire.
A nice galley kitchen of Zebrano ( also known as Zebrawood) with the grain running horizontally. White solid surface counter top and tile work also installed by us, because Patrick like’s to work weekends especially when his wife wants her kitchen back.
Price $9,000 – $12,0000
This custom kitchen is a contemporary take on a traditional style. We have grain matched solid wood running horizontally across the lower cabinets. The upper cabinets are traditional shaker profile frame and panel with glass doors above. All of the drawers open with Blum Tip-On Hardware. The heart pine was salvaged from downtown Gainesville historic homes that were torn down to provide real estate for a new development. The boards were de-nailed and re-sawn. The rusty nail holes are still present.
Our clients came to us from Jacksonville with a detailed drawing of their dream kitchen. The clients wanted a kitchen of furniture, which happens to be our specialty. We decided to use Shaker profile quarter sawn maple frames and figured Bird’s Eye Maple panels. All of the straight grain solid maple came from only two trees. The matching is a very pleasant effect never found in factory built commodity cabinets.
This kitchen had a pretty bad design and was in worse shape. It’s amazing what we learn not to do when we see an old kitchen, or sometimes new kitchens for that matter. The client has a very keen design sensibility and it was a really great experience working with him. He had lots of design opinions, specific needs, and Harold and Maude quotes that made the job a lot of fun and very interesting. These, like all of our cabinets are made using domestic, no added formaldehyde FSC certified sheet goods. All of our Blum drawer rollers are made in the USA as well.
Dwell magazine features custom veneer work in almost every issue. If you ever read the magazine and see the kitchens pay attention and follow the wood graphic. The lines of wood grain are continuos across the panels, razor tight reveals and often bizarre species of wood. The makers are using specialty veneer that they specifically select and then glue to panels themselves, like I have done here. We are able pick the color, the graphic, species and layout. The maker is in control of the composition and the quality. I was formally trained to do this work in California, I apprenticed with a Art Deco maker in Denver. This is a style and technique that offers unlimited possibilities. Contemporary.
Price $12k /-
Our Maple flat panel cabinetry is a great way to have the contemporary look, achieve excellent durability and quality, and we do it affordably. The boxes, drawers and hardware are the same as we use on all of our custom builds but what cuts costs is the facade. We use an epoxy acrylic pre-finished domestic maple plywood that we edge with with solid maple. The finishing and veneering is eliminated saving us a lot of time and you, a handsome amount of money.
Custom Retro Kitchen Cabinets, Florida
Painted flat panel custom kitchen cabinets to mimic the style of old metal cabinets that I still find in houses. Aluminum edging wraps around the vintage edition boomerang Formica. We also placed aluminum edging on the top of the back splash and custom cut the aluminum for the valance to play off the boomerang theme, also found on the pulls. The sink is under mount, a wonderful touch not typically found with laminate counters. The backsplash is a glass subway tile, turned 45 degrees, laid in a box weave pattern, subtly picking up on the boomerang theme. The floor is Marmoleum, the precursor to linoleum. Marmoleum is made of linseed oil and jute fibers. The restored range is vintage.
The client is a recovering journalist who wrote in her blog about the experience.