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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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American Hardwood Information Center

The American Hardwood Information Center (AHIC), located at, provides advice from industry experts on decorating, care and maintenance, design trends, as well as flooring, cabinetry, furniture and millwork product information and specifications, to assist with building material selection for both residential and commercial applications. Step into the world of American Hardwoods and understand why products made from this sustainable and exceptionally beautiful material have been treasured for generations.

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