The Garden Galley Kitchen

Doors and frames: FSC-approved redwood

Cabinets: birch ply

Sink: ceramic double butler

Worktop: oak treated with tung oil

Door furniture: turned and stained wooden knobs

Garden Galley Kitchen

Adapting Shaker traditions for this long, narrow galley kitchen, the customer wanted a contemporary design that incorporated traditional cabinetry with a link directly into the garden. To accentuate the light and airy feel, wall units were eschewed, relying solely on base units complete with an oak worktop into which drainer grooves have been carved.

The freestanding cabinets feature a double butler sink, and are hand-painted in Pearl 169 from The Little Greene Paint Company. They include integrated fridge and freezer, storage for large vegetable baskets and an integrated oak-fronted wine rack. There is also a reclaimed pine shelf sealed with briwax and mounted on cast Victorian hinges.

“Thanks to the creativity, vision and attention to detail of Matthew Dawes at Shaker Traditions, our kitchen has been transformed from a cramped, dark, ugly room into a light-filled, stylish, warm space that has given our home the facelift it desperately needed.”
Louise and Marc of Belper, Derbyshire - 2014