Description:We were brought onto this home renovation to manufacture the new custom kitchen and other millwork in the house. The kitchen's main feature that sets it apart from other projects is its reclaimed hemlock lumber. The wood was salvaged from lake Ontario and brought to us dry and ready to mill. We laminated and milled it down to a beautiful surface with lots of character. The salvaged wood was quite fragile so we engineered a custom wooden dovetail support to be routed right into the panels. We always enjoy these unique challenges that individuals bring to the table when designing a truly custom kitchen. Another great feature that was custom designed specifically for this kitchen was the open shelves built between the top and bottom drawers of the lower cabinets. These open shelves take the difficulty out of locating and accessing pans and cooking utensils. A built-in hot beverage station makes organizing and presenting daily use items like coffee and tea incredibly easy. Besides having an in-counter waste bin, as well as a cantilevered bar top made using the same reclaimed wood as the kitchen doors, it also has conveniently located pull-out drawers that are the perfect storage spaces for countertop appliances, like an electric mixer. Another beautiful kitchen renovation designed by Catherine Friis Architect.