THE MAK STUDIO SOZO STUDIO KITCHEN:
ATHERTON RESIDENCE

Chef:  Michael Kao

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INGREDIENTS

1/16” thick white oak veneers

Oil-rubbed bronze bars for countertop trim and drawer/door pulls 

PREPARATION

Start 4-5 months in advance

Source the highest quality white oak veneers you can find, free of defects and imperfections. You may have to purchase several longs in order to end up with enough 1/16" - thick veneers.
Slice veneers and lay them up to create a pattern of "manufactured hearts" (narrow cathedral-like patterns), interspersed with rift-sawn panels.
Bleach the oak panels to remove yellow undertone.
Brush the panels to remove a layer of the tree’s new growth, creating a texture that follows the natural growth rings of the tree
Tint with dark water-based stain.
Cut all doors, drawer faces, scribes, and panels. Remember to make and use edgebanding that matches the faces. Protect with plant-based oil. Install.


Michael Alexander Kao

MAK STUDIO integrates architecture and interior design to custom tailor each project to the client’s specific needs and aspirations. Taking an ideological rather than stylistic approach, the award-winning firm views individual designs as opportunities to explore thoughtful details and use materials imaginatively, while upholding a strong commitment to social and environmental sensitivity, in order to create sophisticated environments of simple, understated beauty.

Website: makstudio.net