Project Description

This White and Urbane Bronze kitchen was a new home construction. The homeowners like to entertain so an open concept with plenty of seating and a functional floor plan was of the utmost importance. The design of the home was transitional/modern.

The floor plan in the kitchen had some unique angles, so designing cabinetry that would look aesthetically pleasing and still be functional was the challenge as well as the owner wanting to keep the island a uniform angle all the way around. Designing and manufacturing 60 degree corner dovetailed drawers with hardware pulls to span the 60 degrees.

Custom cabinetry had to be used to accomplish the design layout. Templates of the walls were taken and the walls were reconstructed in the factory. Then hand drawn templates were made for the 60 degree cabinetry to verify an absolute flawless fit. The cabinets were then built from those templates.

Special jigs had to be fabricated to fit into the dovetail machine at the JC Huffman Cabinetry factory to hold the boards at the proper angle. The main router template had to be modified and elongated to allow for the router to make a longer pass. Once this was perfected the drawers were able to be manufactured. The next step was the hardware pulls. They had to be measured precisely 2/3 and 1/3 to match the drawer front and then special blocks had to be fabricated to fit around the handle precisely to keep the hardware from snapping in half. Then the hardware had to be mounted in a vise, heated gradually at a low temperature to avoid discoloring the finish and very slowly pressure was applied until the handle bent into the proper position.

Location: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Cabinet Details: Kitchen Perimeter: Sherwin Williams Dover White with a Van Dyke Brown Glaze. Island: Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze. Cabinetry is maple with a slant raised panel and elite bead, which gave the door style a transitional appearance.

Hardware: Jeffrey Alexander Elements 382-96DBAC Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze Cosgrove pulls on the kitchen perimeter and 382-96BNBDL Brushed Pewter Cosgrove pulls on the island

Granite Countertop: Juparana Ipanema, eased edge detail

Wood Countertop: Heat Treated Hickory

Backsplash: Daltile, 2 x 8 Subway tile, color – Uptown Taupe

Flooring: Settecento Lodge 9” x 38” porcelain tile in Ink Black finish

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero BI-48S/S

Dishwasher: KitchenAid KDTE254ESS with ProScrub Option

Cooktop: American Range 48” legend cooktop with 6 sealed burners and 11” grill

Double Ovens: American Range Legacy 30” Double French Doors Wall Oven

Range Hood: Vent-A-Hood Custom Design

Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams SW