For this exceptional project we worked very closely with Aaron Stewart Home to bring the concept into reality.  The primary style statements of this kitchen is the use of blackened stainless as the face of all the cabinet drawers and door fronts, as well as the large Western Walnut slab top used for the island.   Every drawer, door, and panel that received the blackened stainless finish was painstakingly crafted in 7 steps.  Each component was hand-rubbed for a totally unique color and texture.  We used minimal C-Channel and laser-cut plates for all the door and drawer pulls, which also were hand-finished.  Other details include integrated LED lighting inside the cabinet boxes, a custom made hood vent cover also in Blackened stainless, and the blackened stainelss support leg for the island slab.

For the Island, we used two matched slabs of Western Walnut.  We edge-joined the slabs using a curved edge joint, with several butterfly splines adding mechanical strength, and more beauty.  The resulting table is 8′ long and 5′ wide, notched around the marble waterfall of the cook-top. See how we put the table together here: Slab Joint Timelapse. After crafting and assembling the kitchen in our-shop true to dimension, we then disassembled every piece and broke it down into 6 custom crates to ship to the final destination: San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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