Here is an
example of a tri-fold solution. The client had
done extensive kitchen renovations to a 200
year-old farmhouse. In the kitchen were two
pieces of furniture from an Ethan Allen line
that had now been discontinued. In an alcove off
the kitchen was a space where the client wanted
to have a furniture piece that would create
storage, a place where the kitchen refuse could
be kept out of sight and a match to the existing
with the client included a study of the space
where the piece would be located, documenting
critical measurements, design features and
profiles of the existing pieces, along with any
necessary photographs and taking a sample of the
measures 35 L x 42 H x 16 D. The right side
of the unit features a refuse bin measuring 30
H x 14 W x 14 D faced with a raised panel door
that hinges from the bottom. Since the bin tilts
out, a slow-close hydraulic arm has been
installed to aid in the closing of the bin. The
user can simply release the bin after use and it
will gently glide to a close.
side of the unit features a storage space
measuring 36 H x 13 W x 15 D with adjustable
and removable shelves.
Red oak was
the material of choice and to obtain the correct
and somewhat faded color match, a blend of
several stains were used, then sealed with three
coats of lacquer.
thorough search, very close matched hardware was
installed to complete the project.