We produced this Rustic Manor Kitchen using solid Sepele. The use of turned pillars, replica mouldings and the small ‘wood-on-wood’ drawers either side of the large mantle piece all helped provide a kitchen that was in sympathy with the original features of the period farmhouse. The controls of the Aga were located in a secret panel behind a turned pillar so they were easily accessible, but hidden from view and could not be easily knocked.
The furniture was hand painted and then distressed to provide the comforting warmth of furniture that has been loved and used for many generations. The solid granite worktops were ‘honed’ to give a more traditional matt finish and the wall units were kept simple. One plate rack and one glazed cupboard in which to display the best china and glassware. The look was completed with a large free-standing housekeeper’s cupboard in which to house the combination cooker and provide extra storage and workspace. It could also double as an informal dining table, complete with matching stools that can be tucked neatly underneath.