Reclaimed Furniture & Cabinetry for Custom Sutlery
Green Furniture and Environmentally Friendly Furniture
Custom Kitchen Cabinetry, handcrafted from a variety of Beautiful Reclaimed Woods
by Delnero Custom Kitchens
Built for Greg and Kirsten ~ Palatine, New York
We are excited to offer a new line of Green Furniture (Environmentally Friendly Furniture) and Cabinetry built from reclaimed lumber. Large hand-hewn beams of chestnut, walnut, oak, cherry, and heart pine that have supported old mill floors and hay mounts for the last 100 to 200 years are spending their retirement as heirloom pieces of furniture and fine cabinetry. Old growth timber that has aged for over a century develops a patina that just can't be reproduced. We hand craft such boards into custom pieces for every room in your home, including kitchen and bathroom cabinetry.
Greg and Kirsten wanted to keep with the period and style of their 18th Century home, and wanted hand crafted rustic wood furniture, that would function as kitchen cabinetry. In Early America, you wouldn't find long walls filled with uniform cabinets, rather, random pieces were more likely.
A shot of 3 separate pieces of reclaimed wood furniture, build of 3 different reclaimed woods. The tall blue cupboard held brooms and a vacuum. Notice the upper door opens on a different side of the cabinet than that of the lower door, which makes access to behind it easier due to the stairs below. It was built out of reclaimed pine. The green shelf is actually a spice rack. There are 8 drawers, lined in tin, and a small center door to hold a variety of spices. This was build of old hemlock 2" x 6"s. The work table was built of wood we bought out of an old garage the was stored there since the 1950s. It has a drop leaf in the back that can be lifted up and pushed forward, creating a larger work surface.
In one corner of the kitchen sets a sturdy cabinet base that supports a large soap stone sink and counter that goes over the top of the dish washer. This piece was to be painted solid, and was built of new maple wood. We use salvaged woods to build our pieces for a variety of reasons. Some of our clients commission the use of such woods due to the fact the pieces come out as authentic looking as possible. Old growth lumber has an appearance all its own. Others enjoy fulfillment, knowing someone went through the effort to reuse a natural resource.
In a small hall section between the main kitchen and the canning room, is where we placed a small storage sideboard and the refrigerator. Both pieces were built of the 1950s pile of cherry wood. The sideboard had sections that were painted, with the edges worn back to the cherry. The upper cherry panels were built of flame cherry. The fridge was built to look like an old food cupboard. The space in this section was tight, making it hard to get a shot with the entire piece showing.
On the opposite wall of the green side board and cherry & copper paneled fridge cabinet sits a smaller "canning" soap stone sink with backsplash. On the left side of the canning sink is a custom built base and shelves with a maple wood counter and 2 large storage drawers.
The challenge on this wall of pieces was, how do we support the heavy soap stone sink, as it sets up against the old laid up stone wall?
Solution... The right side of the base and shelves cabinet...
and the left side of the trash compactor cabinet (to the right of the sink) were both build with a sturdy 2" ledge that held up the heavy sink. Delnero Custom Kitchens takes pride in our ability to solve the many small problems that come up in most kitchen projects.
Along another wall of this kitchen sits a long low work bench that fits below and beside 2 pairs of casement windows. Built entirely of barn wood, this unique piece of rustic wood furniture has some interesting features. The large drawers on the left side of this cabinet are actually panels for the front of pull out freezers! The middle section has drawer/bins for potatoes, onions, and such. The tall section has a couple of shelves for storage of large bowels, while the bi-fold doors cover an appliance garage that hides unsightly modern conveniences.
In the dining room we built Greg, Kirsten, and their wonderful family a large table, storage benches, and chairs. The whole set was built out of thick planks of tiger maple. Click on these images of the table top and storage bench to view the stunning tiger patterns found in the wood used in this rustic wood furniture.
Also in the dining room, we built this Shaker styled server. Built of solid 50 year old cherry wood, with tiger maple panels and drawer fronts. We also forged the wrought iron skillet rack in our own blacksmith shop.
Between the large soap stone sink, and the barn wood furniture piece , sets this cherry work table. It has a solid copper top that they can set wet dishes and glasses on from the sink. The copper top is actually a copper pan, that sits upside-down, and fits in place, over a rock maple wood top. They have the option of setting wet things on it as is, they can also remove the top (flip it over) to use it as a pan, and lastly, the rock maple top makes a wonderful cutting board!
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