ceilings, 17 oversized windows, a marble enclosed fireplace in the living room, and four-inch rift-sawn
white oak flooring throughout.
oak floors flow throughout the low-key but refined main-floor living spaces that include a center-hall entry, step-down living room with fireplace, dining room, paneled library, and oversized center-island kitchen with furniture-grade cabinetry, subway tile backsplashes and an adjoining breakfast area and family room with second fireplace.
Between the theater and the wine cellar is a spot for a poker table, and a back bar made from rift-sawn
white oak cabinets and walnut countertops, with art glass windows above.
I splurged on the wood and built this bookcase with rift-sawn
red oak for a total materials cost of $700.
Touches of texture and color inject warmth throughout the house: limestone flooring, unusual green-veined marble in the master bath, embossed wallpaper on the kitchen and entrance walls, riotous ceramic tiles in the powder room and guest bathroom, a staircase and kitchen cabinetry made of rift-sawn
oak, and a vibrant fire engine-red front door and bright orange rear courtyard wall.
The cabinets are constructed of rift-sawn
oak in a Nutmeg finish.
Blu Dot introduced a table with a surface that flipped between a kid-proof laminate surface and a rift-sawn
white oak surface fit for a dinner party.
PHOTO : WORK TRIANGLE This wedge-shaped island gives new meaning to the term "work triangle." Fabricated of rift-sawn
white oak with a polished-granite countertop, it comes complete with a vegetable sink and secondary cooktop, with space left over to prepare - or eat - something delicious.
We used quarter-sawn and rift-sawn
oak--both solid and veneer plywood--for this project.
It's built in the traditional Mission style, but we opted to soften the look by using rift-sawn rather than quarter-sawn white oak.
You may not find rift-sawn white oak locally, but we've supplied a mail order source for it, as well as for the hardware you'll need (see the Shopping List, p.