The maple ApplePly and black walnut cabinet is adjacent to a kitchen and provides a variety of functions: shoe storage, device charging and storage, kitchen overflow, dog walking accouterments storage, and display space. The kitchen was designed by engage:ARCHITECTURE and had been completed in 2011, and it was important that the annex connect well with the kitchen. The clean lines of the mitrered ApplePly boxes contrast well with the inset black walnut doors and drawers (and accent white laminate drawer front). Push-to-open hardware negates the need for visible pulls and adds to the simple, unified look of the annex. The layout of the upper cabinets and glass shelves extend the skylight element and take advantage of the natural light.
One of the larger projects to come out of the shop, this included cabinetry throughout the home as part of an extensive remodel. The house is set into a steep lot, and the remodel design by Nir Pearlson Architect took advantage of abundant natural light, and turned a challenging multilevel floor plan into a living space comfortable for day-to-day use that is also open and inviting for entertaining. Dining room buffet- Master bedroom wardrobe- A design of David Schmitz, the wardrobe features a mixture of drawers, open shelves, and clothes hangers concealed behind cherry sliding doors. It was a minor miracle to have found a single piece of cherry for the bottom row of drawer faces (thank you Tree Products), and the continuity of the grain unifies the base of the wardrobe. Master bath vanity- Appleply laundry cabinets-
The client had been working on the conversion of a garden room into an insulated and heated art studio. The room would still retain the functions of garden tool storage and candle making area, but she also wanted a dedicated space for her multiple mediums of art and where supplies could be stored at close reach. ApplePly, manufactured right here in Eugene, was an easy material choice. The eastern maple panel faces are perfect for slab doors and drawer fronts, and the uniform laminations make a distinctive exposed edge; and, without any need to face the edges, the cost savings helped keep the budget down. Osmo Polyx oil and wax finish brings out a warm glow in the maple, and creates a durable coating without the high VOC's of most other finishes. Angle iron from the scrap yard was repurposed as drawer and door pulls, and the weathered steel texture is in subtle contrast to the ApplePly.