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Finished white oak / rustic kitchen (full pics)

posted by: jenny_from_the_block on 12.22.2012 at 05:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally finished! I take bad photos and didn't stage my kitchen but here it is! I am so happy with the way it turned out and it functions well.

Range: Bluestar 6 burner RNB
Rangehood: Broan guts under DIY hood cover
Countertop: Honed Carrara marble
Sinks: Kohler cast iron
Faucets: Nickel Kohler Purist line
Frig: SubZero 48"
Floor: Dalle de France Massangis jaune limestone, Exquisite Surfaces
Cabinets: locally harvested white oak, local company
Walls: white painted yellow-poplar shiplap boards
Knobs: Baldwin brass in antique brass with black finish

Range view
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Range close-up

Main cooking area near range
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Kitchen table
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Far end of kitchen
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Frig and DW, clean-up sink
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Microwave area (DH still needs to work on recessing the microwave better so the door can close - or we can get a smaller microwave)



clipped on: 10.17.2013 at 08:11 pm    last updated on: 10.17.2013 at 08:11 pm

URGENT! dropdeaddate in 3 days. Switch to white oak from cherry??

posted by: BalTra on 10.30.2011 at 11:39 pm in Kitchens Forum

Calling all with a great eye for color / design!

I'm asking a lot of this forum lately.
I am seriously questioning my choice of cherry as my cabinet material, and I must put in my order Monday or Tuesday.

Quick review:
I have a small galley kitchen. Interior 1940's mid Atlantic brick townhome. Southern windows. Kitchen open to dining room, which gets Northern light from the living room.
West wall will house sink, dishwasher (SS)
Peninsula will have induction cooktop (black Bosch)
North wall of kitchen will have SS frig recessed through it.
At the South wall, at the origin of the peninsula, there will be a bank of open shelves on the kitchen side and a built-in pantry on the dining side. Both will be enclosed in same wood as cabinets.

Interior of cabs: IKEA
Exterior: Scherr's
No uppers.

The style (Since starting this kitchen thing, it seems ever shifting!) I want is clean, relaxed, comfortable, happy, modern/transitional without being edgy or cold, bright, "organic" (sorry, don't know a better word for it). I love the architect Sarah Susanka. The furniture makers Berkeley Mills, Henry Built, and especially Portland's The Joinery.

My floors are purchased: US Floors EcoCork in "ROCA"

I thought I wanted unstained Select Cherry.

But p111og kindly pointed out that cork+cherry+ a grey/black countertop would look "muddy" as all of the colors are too neutral. She suggested I use a countertop with 'flecks' that reads white but isn't stark.

My problem is that I really prefer the quiet look of the soapstone-like colors in Caesarstone. Especially honed Concrete, Pebble, Raven.

Whites in Caesarstone I like a lot, but don't love: Nougat : 6600 and Quartz Reflections : 7141.

Whites in ECO by cosentino: Luna and Polar Cap.

Worried white will be too cold. Worried greys will be too dark.

Kitchens here that make me drool:
Smarge, Celineike, ellaf, leela4. Farmgirlinky. Really -- I could stare at the photos of these kitchens forever.

So. Can y'all think of an alternate wood choice or wood+ countertop choice that would get me close to the above masterpieces??


Also, cabinets will probably be slab veneer (more affordable than solid wood). Or, door style 475 at Scherrs -- whatever drawer that is since my kitchen is almost all drawers.

Pulls of choice: Horton Brasses Inc AD-4010 in satin nickel.

Wall color: pending! In isolation, I love a quiet grey color, with a blue/green/silver undercolor.

So, if you have managed to read and digest all of this THANK YOU. And I hope one of you with an artistic editor's eye can figure out how to make this work!

Good Night!

see below to a link to another inspiration kitchen because this one has a white countertop and I love Torquay by Cambria! The kitchen link below is very close in layout to what mine will be, by the way.

Here is a link that might be useful: Layout like mine. and a pretty kitchen tho a little edgey


clipped on: 10.31.2011 at 09:31 pm    last updated on: 10.31.2011 at 09:31 pm

RE: URGENT! dropdeaddate in 3 days. Switch to white oak from cher (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: lisa0527 on 10.31.2011 at 11:19 am in Kitchens Forum

I hear your pain.
This is exactly the dilemma I wrestled with. My heart said natural cherry/soapstone, but I also have to deal with a long, narrow, north facing kitchen, so my head knew it would be dark and overpowering to go with so many dark finishes. I was pretty stressed about the whole thing until I saw senator13's amazing quartersawn white oak cabinets. Deal done!
So the plan now is rift sawn white oak shaker lower cabinets, with a very, very faint gray stain (3%) to keep that fresh cut gray tint I love with white oak. The uppers will be white (Cloud White today, but may change to something warmer). Counters will be Cambria Torquay. Wanted a white quartzite, but couldn't source anything I liked in Vancouver. Fittings will be polished nickel.
None of this is too original...the main concept was lifted from senator13 and from a white/white oak kitchen that was featured in Kitchens and Baths a few years ago.
Like you I'm going for transitional, clean lines, warm and I'm hoping I'll have it. Good luck with the decision.
If you can't give up the cherry, take a look at stacyneil's kitchen...natural cherry, carrara, white subways for a lighter take on the look you're considering. Also gorgeous.
Funny, my order day is Wednesday as well!


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