Door and Drawers Details
The kitchen is made of riff-sawn red oak. Sawing the wood in this way avoids the cathedral grain pattern typical of red oak and even shows a few ray flecks (notice the upper rail of the left hand drawer) though not nearly as many as you would see in white oak. The homeowner chose a very light cherry stain to highlight the grain and to enhance reddish the hue already present in the oak. While it's hard to see in this picture, the door and drawer frames are rounded over to meet the panels. This mimicks the later shaker practice of tacking small quarter-round trim pieces to frame out the panels. By eliminating the square edge they eliminated a place for dust (or in their case flour) to settle.