Plain English Style Kitchen for a European Couple on Glenn Lake

Plain English Style Kitchen. Painted Cabinetry with White Oak Countertops

Handmade Kitchen in the Plain English Style for European clients for a new house on Glenn Lake in Northern Michigan.  Jack Cline, Architect, Traverse City,  Jim Cooley of Cooley Contracting, Builder, Traverse City.   Chad Womack, Cabinetmaker.  Finish is Farrow and Ball Smoke Green with solid White Oak Counter Tops. Please click on images to enlarge

Painted Kitchen from Living RoomPainted Kitchen


Painted Kitchen Pull outPainted Kitchen Detail Dishwasher



Painted Kitchen Island

Mid-Century Modern Bookcase

Mid-Century Modern Bookcase.

This Mid-Century modern bookcase is handmade in  African Mahogany, American Walnut, and Teak.  Dimensions  60″ width x 18″ depth x 107″ H.   The sliding door panels are painted in English Farrow & Ball emulsion. The colours that were selected by the client feature India Yellow #66 and Blazer #212

Mid-Century modern bookcase

Front View

The design for the cabinet was inspired by three important mid-century designers.  The staggered vertical shelf dividers are drawn from unique bookcases created by the French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand.  The colored sliding door panels were inspired by sideboards designed by the Danish furniture designer Finn Juhl. The half round molding profiles with their sculptured mitered joints are reminiscent of  T H Robsjohn Gibbings work for the Widdicomb Furniture  Company in the early 1960’s.

Mid-Century modern bookcase

From mezzanine

Mid-Century modern bookcase

Joinery Detail

See more furniture photos on Chad Womack Design’s Pinterest Page

Cabinet Featuring Integrated Desk Old Mission Peninsula

Cabinet Featuring Integrated DeskCabinet Featuring Integrated Desk

The cabinet featuring integrated desk was designed for my  client who owns a wonderful mid-century modern house on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan.

The cabinet features a painted bookcase with three adjustable shelves and a recessed pigeon hole unit for the desk.   The solid cherry pigeon hole is fitted with a natural white maple partitions  and illuminated with cobalt blue glass back panels.  The cherry partners desk top is fitted with a traditional map style drawer in African Wenge that functions as a “pencil drawer” on both sides of the desk top.

The desk is supported by a pedestal veneered in vertical grain Douglas Fir and fitted with three box drawers that feature unusual blistered figured solid Douglas Fir drawer fronts. The reverse side has a single door compartment fitted with one adjustable shelf. The pedestal is fixed with architecturally inspired supports top and bottom in solid Wenge.  The drawer and door hardware is beautifully finished Stainless Steel.  This unique and handcrafted desk is shown with  Chair Model No. DRB15 in Cognac brown hide.


Cabinet with Integrated Desk closed


See more furniture photos on Chad Womack Design’s Pinterest Page


Painted Room Divider featuring Stain Glass Windows

Painted Room Divider featuring Stain Glass WindowsPainted Room Divider featuring Stain Glass Windows

Painted room divider featuring stain glass windows. The cabinet was designed to create  a visual display case for the client and to let light thru to the stairwell behind it.  The windows were selected from their collection of antique stain glass window’s that they had acquired over the years.

The neo-classical style cabinet features a cornice that  rests on four columns that are headed by capitals I designed based on 9c Temple Mayan Temple of Turtles in Yucatan Mexico. The columns are traced with delicate 3/16″ walnut bead moulding. The walnut  bead moulding was also used to fix the stain glass window’s in place.  The idea of using the walnut was to  mimic the lead framing  used in the construction of the antique windows.  The cabinet is finished identically on the reverse side.


Painted Room Divider Featuring Stain Glass windows

Dressing Tables in the style of James Wyatt


Revised Wyatt Front View Dressing Tables in the style of James Wyatt.

A pair of hand painted & water gilt dressing tables designed in the style of the  18c English Architect James Wyatt. The cabinets with  fitted interiors in Cuban Mahogany and dyed black deer skin. The center drawer  pulls out for a Neo-Classic Temple in exotic wood to rise from the interior of the center compartment. The temple was based on the  design of one of James Wyatt garden temples. The end compartments feature unique quadrant pivoting drawers. The decoration of the painted ornament decoration was inspired by the ornamental decorations and drawings of Wyatt.

dressing table drawing

Wyatt Dressing TableWyatt Temple

Wyatt Dressing Table Drawers revised









Wyatt Dressing Table top revised