Mercer Island Remodel

Custom cabinetry for a mid-century modern home

This mid-century remodel features custom cabinetry designed by Stratton Architects and custom built in our Ballard cabinet shop. The kitchen features rift-sawn white oak and the bathroom and library cabinetry are made from American black walnut. Together the custom woodwork adds warmth and a Northwest feel to this Mercer Island home.

You can see more project photos on our Porch.com profile.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Member

Sustainable and green building practices are core values for Salmon Bay Woodworks. We believe that great design and careful planning can help shape a better environment. This year, we are proud to become  members of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. This group of contractors, designers, suppliers and homeowners share our desire to do work that contributes to the greater good.

Choosing a Cabinetmaker

There are so many choices with cabinetry these days.

 Green material choices including finishes have come a long way in recent years, and are becoming more affordable and available every day.  Hardware choices have also improved.  There are a dizzying array of options, and in working directly with your cabinetmaker, you may find that there are options available that you may not be familiar with, that can improve the functionality of your kitchen. 

Madison Park Remodel

The owners of this Madison Park condominium approached their architect with the challenge of creating one home out of two adjacent units. Once the units had been combined, we worked with the team to create a unified look throughout the kitchen, living room and bedroom. The owners chose top notch hardware for the cabinetry: soft-close hinges and smooth drawer slides.

Green Building 101

There are many ways you can incorporate green building practices into your next remodeling project. If you are interested in adding some eco-conscious touches, consider some of the new building materials that are now available.

In addition to materials choices, design can play a very big role in how green (or un-green) your project is.  By choosing designs that minimize waste, you can spare your local landfill the unused materials that might come from a less eco-friendly design.  

About Michael Nauman-Montana

hand crafted in seattle

I became interested fine woodworking during the historic preservation of our 1912 Ballard home.  Since then I have gone on to study cabinetmaking and fine woodworking at Seattle Central Community College, where my emphasis was on fine furniture design and construction.  While I was there, I also studied marine carpentry, which included fiberglass construction and repair and spray finishing techniques.