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Industrial Kitchen

[caption id="attachment_268" align="alignnone" width="300"]Grainwoodshop_Kitchen_Boston_industial_Walnut Detail of drawer pull[/caption] Winter has come and gone and I have been busy! Busy days at the shop are great for me, but it doesn’t give me much time to keep you updated on my current projects. Recently, Windy Films moved into the Shipyard in a 4,000 square foot space that used to be an old fire station. They needed a kitchen built that would work within their offices, but also make their clients feel comfortable to hang out in while they were shooting on the studio floor. [caption id="attachment_253" align="alignnone" width="300"]Custom walnut kitchen cabinets with steel shelves and concrete countertops Custom walnut kitchen cabinets with steel shelves and concrete countertops[/caption] For the kitchen, we integrated steel, concrete and wood to tie into the look of the rest of Windy Film’s space and the Shipyard. The idea was to go modern but not over the top. We created lots of concrete counter space, flat panel walnut cabinets, and open shelves for top units. [caption id="attachment_252" align="alignnone" width="300"]Walnut Kitchen with steel and concrete, Boston, MA Walnut Kitchen with steel and concrete, Boston, MA[/caption] The top shelves are steel brackets with a satin polyurethane finish. The steel is rough with exposed welds, and have walnut end grain pushed into the open tube stock. On top is 1" walnut with satin varnish finish. The shelves all extend from the refrigerator to the wall, which is 14'. [caption id="attachment_269" align="alignnone" width="300"]Grainwoodshop_steelshelves_industial_Boston_Walnut_Kitchen Steel tube shelf with Walnut top[/caption] We also did a charcoal concrete counter top that weighs close to 500lbs all together. This counter top was built off site in the shop, sanded to about 1000 grit, sealed, and installed. [caption id="attachment_270" align="alignnone" width="300"]Grainwoodshop_Concrete_countertop_industrial_kitchen_Boston Concrete countertop[/caption] We used a satin varnish for the finish on the walnut. This is durable to keep the woodwork protected from spills and other accidents in the kitchen. [caption id="attachment_271" align="alignnone" width="300"]Grainwoodshop_industrial_Kitchen_Boston_handcrafted_Woodworking Sink Detail[/caption] This was a great project for my new neighbors in the shipyard. Check out their website at www.windyfilms.com to learn more about their films that matter. As their space evolves and becomes more complete, I look forward to sharing pictures with everyone.