Elm kitchen

Sometimes a project comes in through a maker whose design and build specification is so big that one individual wouldn’t feasibly be able to take it on. The collective and collaborative ethos nurtured at Real Wood Studios recently saw Graham Murdoch and Ross Ketteridge working together on a huge and exciting project that took them a full nine months to complete.


The kitchen, as you can see, is a stunning, handmade kitchen in elm with burr elm panels. The key design rule from the client was minimalism. Sharp, straight lines, symmetry and huge expanses of uninterrupted, beautiful, Edinburgh elm made for a striking, contemporary look that complemented the Classical, high architecture of the room.

One of the innovations: an unusual door construction with a flush panel set into a mitred frame. The handles are concealed. The island unit is fronted by a 2m long mitred ash breakfast bar with burr elm inlays. The very highest quality design and woodwork is complemented by exquisite top-of-the-range Miele appliances.