Custom Kitchen Storage Seat with Matching Bench – Mandarin
Borders Woodworks designs and builds custom projects made of solid wood, such as furniture, built-ins, and cabinetry.
During our free consultations with prospective Borders Woodworks clients, we are often shown a picture of a woodworking project concept from a magazine, or a photo of an item they found on home decorating websites like HOUZZ or PORCH.
Working with our clients, we take the original concept piece and give it the details they want for the woodworking project for their home or business, such as:
- selection of wood and finishes, or color of finish
- cabinets (with solid doors or with glass)
- knobs, drawer pulls
- detailed carving features or minimalist
And so it was with this custom woodworking project. During our meeting with our clients, we developed our specifications for the project based on their basic concepts and preferences. Then we got our basic dimensions for the custom kitchen Storage Seat and Bench during a visit to our clients’ home in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.
Back in our woodworking shop in San Marco, we fabricated the custom Storage Seat and Bench from solid poplar. Poplar wood was chosen for this project because it is a strong and sturdy wood, and because the Seat and Bench were going to be painted. Lifting up the cabinet doors on the seating surface of the Storage Seat gives access to handy extra kitchen storage space. We added some paneling and trim work to give the Seat personality, and continued the theme on the matching Bench. We painted the Seat and Bench with a hard, durable off-white lacquer. Then we delivered the finished pieces to the clients’ home and installed the custom Storage Seat. Borders Woodworks does as much work on our custom wooden pieces in our shop as possible, to minimize disruption to our clients’ home or business routines.
The finished custom kitchen Storage Seat is similar in design to a custom banquette that we built last year for other Jacksonville clients. You can see other examples on our Custom Closets and Storage page.
Our clients had a dining table that they planned to use, the top of which was painted to match the Seat and Bench. (Similar NORRÅKER tables made of white birch are available from IKEA.)
When we finishing installing the custom kitchen Storage Seat and matching Bench, and had their table in place our clients were very happy with their new dining area.