Rustic Cherry Kitchen

For the woodworking in his kitchen, the client decided on a more “rustic” look that highlighted the individual character of the wood.  To this end Lantz Custom Woodworking recommended using a rustic grade of cherry be chosen.  However, considerable time was invested to stabilize checks, small knots, and other natural variations in the wood.  The end result was a kitchen of exceptional natural beauty, with none of the structural drawbacks inherent in lesser grades of lumber.

The job also exemplified the care LCW takes to help design kitchens that are both ergonomic and efficient, as well as beautiful.  Note the clean transitions between cabinets, appliances, granite, tile and flooring.  Special touches, such as the two spice racks placed on either side of the stove top, are lovingly paired with more ornamental details, like the perfectly mitered rope molding that supports the granite counter top.

This project extended to other parts of the house as well.  LCW also made a custom door for the front entrance as well as mahogany interior doors for the main level of the home.




Doug Lantz

General Contractor:

Simonsen Construction

Project Highlights:

  • Re-stabilized rustic cherry cabinetry
  • Beaded frame, inset doors
  • Rope mouldings
  • Carved columns and appliques


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