Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Custom Wenge Countertop designed by Ernesto Sepulveda of Showcase Kitchens and Baths.
About the Designer: Ernesto Sepulveda is the President of Forest Construction and Showcase Kitchens and Baths. Family owned with three showrooms Camarillo, Encino, and Westlake Village. Ernesto handles projects ranging from Powder Rooms to Additions to Custom Homes to Churches. Design/Build is his specialty.
A Tip From Ernesto: You have to understand how the area will be used. In this situation, kids will be eating on it, drawing on it and could even have some dancing. So we picked the a wood and finish that can handle it.
Cabinet Manufacturer: Bentwood Cabinetry with custom finishes and door style created by Ernesto and his team.
Cabinet Hardware: Hafele
Countertops: Quartzite and Wenge
Wall Color: Custom
Stove: La Cornue
Other Appliances: Sub-Zero and Wolf
Additional Comments and Advice: It’s not if the wood will change color, it’s when. Always plan on stain wood finishes to change a tones . That’s okay it part of it’s beauty. It’s an organic product that can change over time. That’s personally why I like working with a lot of natural products. And also remember, this stuff is heavy and with any floating furniture always plan on an additional 300 lbs when putting in support.
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