The key to creating an authentic Craftsman-styled kitchen is embracing those details that embody hand-craftsmanship and hand-joinery. As a response to mass production and an abundance of cheaply made goods, the Craftsman design movement achieved prominence in the early 1900’s and recognized value in the work of the craftsman and artisan.
The handiwork of the cabinetmaker was idealized and an appreciation for quality and craftsmanship was celebrated. Homes of this period were designed with an open floor plan and a central hearth or gathering area. Woodwork and cabinetry became architectural focal points in warm wood tones and joinery techniques were prominently featured.
Designer Cabinetry shown with the “Homestead” door style (Inset with non-beaded frame) in Quarter-Sawn Red Oak with Mission finish.