Which Wood – Walnut

The best wood species for your project, depends on the project scope (of course). Today we are discussing walnut for cabinetry, counter tops and accessories.

Bring on the Walnut!

Bring on the Walnut!

  • Walnut
    • Black Walnut – Juglans nigra
      • Native to the Eastern US and Canada – Cool
      • Straight Grain – Nice
      • Sap Wood – FUN
        • Sap wood will add just the right amount of character.  See below for options.




          Which walnut piece has more sap wood?

  • Cabinetry – Walnut – LOVE IT – even counter tops!!
Entertainment Center Cabinets in Walnut

Entertainment Center Cabinets in Walnut

Bookcase and Cabinets in Walnut

Bookcase and Cabinets in Walnut

Our Window Seat in Walnut

Our Window Seat in Walnut


Walnut Island Top by Vermont Custom Cabinetry

  •  Gifts – cutting boards – picture frames and more.

walnut-picture-frame-4This wooden frame is something else – even the back is picture worthy…Do you agree?


Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Keeping it Simple?

Whether you are interested in custom cabinetry, a counter top, a picture frame or a cutting board – we happily recommend walnut wood.

Feature / Beautiful Custom Kitchen

TEAM = Estes & Gallup as the GC., Judy Elliot as the Design Consultant and talented subcontractors put this project together. To mention a few: Darren Honey / The Ideal Board, Barre Tile, Vermont Custom Cabinetry.shaker-gray-walnut-top-custom-kitchen-1Custom cabinetry in paint grade, ben moore shaker gray (color-match). Frameless cabinet construction with shaker flat panel and 5 piece drawer fronts. Walnut Top for the island and absolute black (enhanced) for the perimeter. The wide pine flooring is a wonderful contrast and that farm sink? LOVE it.

Floating Shelves…..oh yes.


You know that beautiful kitchens make me smile and this one certainly does.  Cheers!

15 Years Ago…

A pretty little house was built, and the custom cabinetry chosen was beautiful…and still is! Red Birch (my favorite) partial overlay doors with slab drawers and a slight raised panel door. What isn’t so beautiful are the laminated counter tops, but that was all the budget allowed. Spending the money on the high end cabinetry was definitely the right thing to do.
SO excited, the upgrade is finally in the works, thank you Shaker Hill Granite for being so friendly, helpful and awesome.
Our island will be first with the Colonial Gold Leather. This will be a one shot deal. Easy template, we’ll do it ourselves, no cut outs needed and a double pencil edge.
Drawers and rollouts are removed to unscrew the laminate, which will be easy to remove.
Time to add the braces.  Two of the Stealth Braces by Richelieu provide just what we needed, with no visual.  Cool!
It’s time for granite! Woo Hoo! 
Voila! Rob and his guys were in and out in no time.  Teamwork is key when lifting and maneuvering a sizable piece and they have it down.
That was easy!
We have a “B” in the veining, do you see it? Love it! 
Planning ahead for the rest of the counter, which is an L-Shape, fridge – range – corner – farm sink (upgrade).  Cambrian Black Antique will be the choice, we think.  Honed Absolute Black / Enhanced is in the running also.  We’ll see!
Thanks for stopping by our blog and if would like a cutting board made for you, or for a gift, you know who to contact! 
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