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The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is always a source of interesting new hardwood products for the home. This year’s exposition, held in January in Las Vegas, was no exception. There was a spectacular range of wood cabinetry, furniture, accessories, and equipment on display. Here are three items that caught my eye.

4CW2 two-tier cookware organizer in solid maple by Rev-A-Shelf.

If you’re like me, your under-counter kitchen cabinets—the place where you store pots, pans, and other pieces of kitchen accoutrement—become chaotic with alarming ease. I’m always delighted to encounter a really useful and beautiful system for helping conquer that state of culinary disorder, and the 4CW2 two-tier cookware organizer that Rev-A-Shelf introduced at KBIS is just such an item. Made of solid maple using sturdy dovetail joints, the handsome pull-out mounts on the base-cabinet floor and is available in 18 and 24-inch widths. The heavy duty 110-lb. rated Movento slides ensure the full-extension drawers will sustain many years use.


The Lakeside Collection bathroom vanity from James Martin Vanities.

WooBased in Dallas, James Martin Vanities is a leading manufacturer of bathroom vanity cabinets and mirrors that uses North American hardwoods in its products. Among the new lines the company introduced at KBIS was the Lakeside Collection, a boutique-hotel-inspired vanity that—as its name suggests—is perfect for a summer cottage, winter cabin, or smaller spaces anywhere. Available in walnut or a matte-black finish, the 31-inch-wide frame-style vanity incorporates a solid-surface top with integrated ceramic sink and a sturdy under-sink slatted shelf. Matte-black finish hardware and a round brushed-nickel mirror complete the stylish look.


The Farmhouse Cottage kitchen by Wellborn Cabinet.

In previous KBIS reports I’ve written about a spectacular all-hickory bathroom and a show-stopping industrial-loft-style kitchen by Wellborn Cabinet, the Alabama-based manufacturer. This year they grabbed my attention with their Farmhouse Cottage kitchen, a smaller and cozier installation featuring the new Amelia door style. Working with maple and oak cabinetry and flooring, the designer used a beguiling mix of paint colors (Benjamin Moore’s Caldwell Green and Glacier White) and rich stain (Caramel Java) for a crisp but welcoming effect. Decorative accents such as simple mission legs, narrow mission corbels, square posts, and an oak shiplap hood enhance the design by giving detail without creating fuss.


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