A Cabinetmaker’s Kitchen
A new kitchen combines exemplary woodworking and a practical plan.
Synopsis: Andrew Jacobson had been building cabinets and furniture for clients all over the world for years when he decided to tackle a project closer to home: his own kitchen. With assistance from his wife, an authority on the cultivation of Asian medicinal plants, Jacobson was guided by a Japanese aesthetic, which emphasizes natural materials—especially wood. The predominant cabinet wood he used was quartersawn beeswing sapele, but he also used Douglas-fir trim, red-elm for a linen cabinet, jatoba flooring, and a walnut slab for a peninsula. Other features include a marble-slab backsplash behind the stovetop, a bump-out at the sink, a sliding gate to keep the dog out of the kitchen, and a rollout shelf that can be used as a landing pad for hot pots.
For 25 years, Andrew Jacobson has been building museum-quality cabinets and furniture for clients all over the world. From baronial chairs with woven…