a good while back i mentioned i'd be working with walnut for the first time. this is the kitchen i made the walnut island for. my friend who builds houses had me do this job, everything is kind of a jojnt design effort between the 2 of us. he was shooting for a style called eastlake, which i believe was popular around the victorian times. the circles you see in the corbels and brackets are something from that style. the ceiling in the kitchen is 11' so we went with 48" tall upper cabinets and a 9' tall fridge enclosure to help balance the height. the island is 78" long and 36" wide and has 3 small drawers up top and 6 big drawers all with inset fronts. stupid me forgot to get pics of the fronts today. all of those drawers are 28" deep to use as much of that big island as possible. they have a 22" deep main space and a 6" space in the back behind a divider. i am really pleased with the way it turned out, i must admit the first time i saw the paint job on the cabinets i cringed but it has grown on me and i really like it now.
after seeing that island the wife has given me the ok to do our entire kitchen out of walnut, which is something I have always wanted anyway. i chose to leave alot of the sapwood in, mainly to keep costs down, but i think it gives a great look in the end anyway.
thanks for looking