Custom Kitchen Island with Adjoined Storage Bench

This three piece kitchen addition was chock-full of unique custom features, most of which were the client’s ideas brought to life. The kitchen island includes an open bookshelf over a closed cabinet compartment, three oversized drawers at varying depths, a built-in cutting board with an opening that drops directly into the trash drawer below, and full length spice rack. All drawers incorporate self-closing cabinet slides for smooth, quiet operation.

The adjoined bench is hinged with spring-loaded hardware that allows for easy opening and closing with a fingertip despite the weight of its solid walnut benchtop. The hidden storage beneath provides a ton of extra space. At the base of the bench are small cut-out sections that allow the T-style trestle base of the table to slide under and be pushed up flush against the island for increased floor and tabletop space when not in use.

The dining table, bench, and island base are made of high quality black walnut that is perfectly complimented by a custom concrete island top.

Client: Private Residence, Oakland, CA