MAPLE & WENGE Birdseye Maple and
Wenge are a favorite combination of many customers due to the
way the darker Wenge brings out the incredible patterns which
occur naturally in the Birdseye Maple.
For this customer, John’s Furniture and Cabinets
searched extensively and located this Birdseye Maple in Vermont.
Most of the wood in this kitchen was produced from a single tree
resulting in a beautifully consistent pattern, grain and color
throughout the room.
This is a highly custom kitchen with all the finest
design features. In the base cabinets, side by side drawers are
made from single board of Birdseye Maple providing beautiful sweeps
of grain pattern and color. Upper cabinets include open shelving
with glass faced doors enclosing wood-edged glass shelves. To
optimize the open feeling in the kitchen, the cabinetry includes
halogen lighting recessed in the top of the cabinets and in the
bottom of the cabinets to light the countertops. Tall cabinetry
design includes appliance garages at both ends of the sink counter
and floor to ceiling pantries on both sides of the refrigerator
- also finished in Birdseye Maple and Wenge. The floor to ceiling
pantries feature pull-out shelves and conceal a special compartment
with venting for the microwave. Base cabinets feature pull-out
shelves and open basket drawers for fruits and vegetables.
Finishing details include custom corbels in Birdseye
Maple and Wenge, custom knobs turned from Wenge, Birdseye Maple
crown molding highlighted in Wenge. Natural Hardrock Maple compliments
the Birdseye Maple as it appears in the wainscoting on the back
of the peninsula, the wall leading to the staircase and the stairs,
with knoll posts of Natural Hardrock Maple highlighted in Wenge.
The nearby bath also features single board craftsmanship
in the vanity and linen closet, here made of Natural Hardrock
Maple which emphasizes the sweeps of wood grain and color.