Kangaroo Valley, Australia…of course!

Susan was building a house on her property, a couple of hours south of Sydney, with the intention of sharing this special part of Australia with future paying guests. She wanted to reflect the natural charm of the surrounding tree lined ridges in the kitchen, which at the time was still being built. Flat packed veneer board units just wasn’t going to do it. There was a corner under a window and kitchen appliances such as a fridge and an oven to fit in too.

Looking for stand alone second hand items was proving difficult. Especially ones of the right size and able to have a sink and plumbing alterations and be ready to fit into a building schedule.

I suggested the made to order option using un-planed solid Australian mountain ash. This would give an authentic rustic effect. Two separate units that would come together in situ with drawers and doors and space internally for plumbing and extra storage into the corner. Susan requested that 2 finishes would create a contrast. One a natural clear lacquer and the other a dark teak stain.

I remember the hot day that Susan and her partner came to the workshop and patiently packed and tied the cabinets onto their ute (utility vehicle) for the drive down to Kangaroo Valley. The pictures show the result. If you wish to book a stay at Susan’s property and see for yourself, contact me for her details.

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