Larah and Teifion wanted a walk in pantry – adjoining their kitchen – to be suitable for storage of their wine collection and grocery items.
The design would simply be 3 sections, each able to be inserted into the space available, through the single door access.
Generously spaced adjustable shelves for the left and right units would hold bottles and larger stores and the centre wall unit would allow smaller jars and containers to be within easy viewable reach.
The units were made using Tasmanian oak solid and veneer timber materials finished with a clear commercial lacquer. This is a cost effective way to get what suits the space with the added bonus that the units can be removed and repurposed sustainably by the clients in the future.
See design drawing, workshop, completed installation and finished result pics.
Words by Mark Wardle
The design brief was to provide as much open book shelf storage as possible and glass doors for more important items to be displayed. The wood chosen was Tasmanian oak with a natural clear lacquer finish to present a light contrast to the darker timber floor. Inset lights were fitted to the bevelled glass door section and all shelves made adjustable.
The entertainment cabinet features full extension drawers and removable wood dividers for storage of DVDs and CDs. A safety-glass panel door was used for the media components section in the centre and a cavity was made at the rear for storage of the many cables and junction boxes. The styling is “Shaker”, a classic North American look known for its clean lines.
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Carul was at a point where she wanted to finally retrieve her other valued Book display shelves and entertainment cabinet transformations. Before… from cardboard boxes and display items of family history – everyone has a corner crammed full of personal items in need of better organisation.. Also, in the same room, a replacement cabinet for underneath the t.v screen was required to accompany the new storage project. In the next post, you will see the design solutions completed and installed by woodwoodwoodwood.
With the installation of the stone bench tops, wood wall shelves, white splash back tiles, oven top and range hood the work is complete. The result is as Laura and Michael wanted, as depicted in the images offered as a guide right at the start – see part 1.
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After studying the previous images shown in Part 1, recycled Oregon was chosen for the fascia timbers: this wood being available, the right colour and most importantly, affordable enough to fit into Laura and Michael’s budget. A few samples were prepared and they were invited to the workshop to inspect them. The interiors would be built using E2 environmentally friendly, moisture resistant white board. The construction work using this would be carried out in the workshop and then moved to the house for installation and fitting of the timber doors, drawers and framing. See pictures of the partial completion of the kitchen.
Laura and Michael had been contacting kitchen companies, visiting showrooms and searching online, but were disappointed at the options offered. They wanted a space that family and friends could share and feel comfortable in: somewhere that would take life’s knocks gracefully. Below are the images they sent me. They represent what they were looking for.
From back of car to family home.
The table is now in situ and Therese and Mark are delighted with the result. It’s remarkable to think that the Australian cedar wood in this table – very likely cut from forest along the north coast of New South Wales more than 100 years ago – was recently stair material covered in coats of paint and carpet only metres from where it now continues to exist!
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The table construction is now complete and ready for a hand applied natural wax finish which the clients will maintain as a way to literally stay in touch with their very special table.
The table base.
Enough suitable pieces were left over for the leg posts, but not enough for a rail – which lengthways would form the most important part of the structure supporting the top. A suitable length of Oregon timber was found and with an application of stain would blend into the finished form of the base.
The table takes shape.
Considering the precious amount of timber available, we become concerned about completing the table top. Matt skilfully and with confidence juggles the pieces to make a whole. Strips of timber are put aside for the leg posts. Next…attention turns to the base.