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Our client bought a beautiful, 150 year old farm house with a number of acres, a large work shed, a pond, a silo, etc. They wanted the very best farm house kitchen design she could find. Their ‘new’ place was wonderfully ancient, with post and beam construction but not a single floor in the house was flat (much less level / LOL). We ended up rebuilding their master bath, installed cabinets in their pantry and completely re-did this kitchen I’m writing about.
She had good taste (my opinion) and liked the look of the cabinetry on our website. She sent me a few pictures of cabinetry from a vintage cabinet shop in England. They were doing authentic, century old reproduction furniture. The look was perfectly understated. We used a few of their details but more importantly, she conveyed the kind of look she was attracted to… and we came up with this kitchen design….
These next three shots are a rough sketch of the floor plan and two renderings for the face views. You’ll notice there are no wall cabinets…







Here are two-close ups of the doors & drawer fronts. The tall drawer fronts I made as frame and panel but the shorter ones were made as slabs with a bead running along the top and bottom edge. I also increased the door frame widths to make them closer to a older, more authentic look.





Next two are of the double-faced island, back & then front





Finally, a left and right wide shot…. The kitchen is too large to photograph it all in a single master shot. In the first picture you can also see the cabinets we built in the pantry (room in the back )





I really love old, vintage woodwork and so glad a client was looking for just that look.

Russell Hudson / Hudson Cabinetmaking, Inc.​
 

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It looks great.

I am puzzled as to why there is no toe kick under some of the counter cabinets...? It would seem to me any place where you might stand should have a toe space to avoid stubbing your toes, a very painful experience! :|

 
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Personally I would prefer wall cabinets to floor cabinets. Older people do not want to have to bend over. It is also more difficult to see into floor cabinets. Makes the space less utilitarian. n Kitchens need to be useful as well as beauriful



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Beautiful! You do such great work.
I’m not used to seeing kitchen base cabinets without a toe-board at the floor.
The old floors look fantastic.
The two cabinets doors with the gold handles remind me of very old cabinetry I’ve seen with the pull-down bins for cornmeal and flour. Each bin would hold about 40 lbs. for buying in bulk.
 
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