Project Overview

For their kitchen remodel, the owners of this Fieldbrook house wanted to use the California Walnut or "Claro", which they milled in Anderson, CA years ago and saved to customize their home.  It was exciting for Cottage Construction Company to transform these rough-sawn boards--with no discernable grain patterns at first--into beautifully finished walnut kitchen cabinets with distinct and organic grain patterns at last. The open design of this custom, California kitchen layout and cabinetry was determined as much by the owner as by the walnut slabs .  The wood informed the woodworker.  The wide planks became drawer fronts.  The natural edges of walnut slabs became open shelves in the upper cabinets.  Both the kitchen's utility and aesthetic increased when the refrigerator was moved from the corner by the window to an interior wall,
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