Stirling Road Kitchen
Bespoke painted kitchen with Scottish Elm countertops and handles with Cherry drawers. Designed and handmade in East Lothian Scotland.
Images Colin Parker Furniture
Having already completed two other commissions for this client we were asked to design a kitchen for their new home in the Trinity area of North Edinburgh.
At an early stage they embraced our approach to traditional cabinet manufacture, love of local materials and desire to produce something of the utmost quality.
Together we settled on a combination of timber cabinets, painted in Farrow & Ball’s London Stone, with Cherry interiors. We encouraged the use of Elm for the cabinet countertops and all of the external detailing including recessed handles and drawer pulls. The clients’ choice of granite countertops on the island perfectly married with our material suggestions and complimented the neutral wall colours and limestone floor tiles.
The Elm used for the countertops, felled on the Knockdolian Estate near Ballantrae in Ayrshire, was sourced from an independent sawmill in Lanarkshire. The boards were left close to their original widths to best display the stunning natural beauty of the timber. Each section was hand planed to its final dimension to ensure the extreme movement in wild Elm was sensitively finessed. The American Cherry, along with the remaining native timber, was sourced and selected from a family run timber merchant in Glasgow.
The drawers were all traditionally dovetailed and in the majority hand fitted on frames. Soft close mechanical runners were used appropriately on two massive pan drawers either side of the Aga and for a recycling bin drawer in the island.