Decorative cutouts in kitchen cabinets

donaleenSeptember 1, 2012

I love decorative cutouts in kitchen cabinets. I think it was mostly something in the early part of the 20th century.

I found this link that has some examples of decorative cutouts in the cabinet below a farmhouse sink. These photos look like "interpretations" rather than historically accurate renditions.

Anyone have any other pix or sources of decorative cutouts like this?

decorative cutout kitchen sink cabinet

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Gigi_4321

This is one of my favorite kitchens.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 11:14PM
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Gigi_4321

This is one of my favorite kitchens.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 11:51PM
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donaleen

Well, that is cool, too. Not exactly what I had in mind. I am thinking simpler. I think I just want some cutouts in the sink cabinet. Something to set off the farm sink nicely.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 7:22PM
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donaleen

I meant to put this in... when I say decorative cutouts, this is what I imagine in the faux doors for the pullout below the sink. The squares are just the excel background squares, not part of the cutout.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 7:36PM
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desertsteph

I remember someone posting their under sink cab with some old time cut outs. Maybe they'll post a pic or someone will remember who it was.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 9:40PM
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donaleen

Thanks, desertsteph. I am thinking something like this...

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 10:05PM
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a2gemini

Just a thought - if you have a garbage disposer under that gorgeous sink - the cut outs will make the GD louder....

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 10:20PM
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donaleen

Well, thanks for the tip. I hadn't thought of that. The noise from my current one seems to mostly come from the drain.

I am thinking of NOT having a garbage disposal. I don't like having that mini septic system under my sink. I don't like cleaning it. It's under discussion at my house.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 10:34PM
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jenny_from_the_block

Love the photo posted by Gigi. PS - I don' t think a cab door cut-out would matter a hoot for noise based on the few seconds you may run a garbage disposal at a time.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:07AM
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a2gemini

The newer disposer boots muffle the sound but I notice the noise when I open the doors. But no disposer, no problem :-)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 6:40AM
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localeater

Just saw this picture with great door cutouts and remembered your post. Don't know if you still need inspiration.

Eclectic Kitchen design by San Diego Kitchen And Bath Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:27AM
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donaleen

Thanks for thinking of me. I think I have settled on mine but it is fun to see more.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:06AM
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deedles

Traditional Kitchen design by Seattle Architect David Vandervort Architects

donaleen you are a girl after my own heart! I was just pondering some cut-outs yesterday. I have a book Bungalow Kitchens and it shows tons of that kind of thing, esp the sink cabs... must have been for airflow. Also like the center panel replaced with that punched tin or steel...like radiator cover material.

Anyway, like the little circles cut out of the sink apron on the pic I posted and was wondering sbout doing something along those lines but on the vertical.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:15AM
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donaleen

Do you mean Bungalow Kitchens by Jane Powell? I adore that book. Cutouts were used a lot under sinks.

Here is something I played with in Excel, just using the rectangle and oval drawing tool.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:21AM
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donaleen

Here is my other favorite go to book for 1920's details. It is a reproduction of a Morgan book from the 1920's and shows tons of windows, trim, pictures of rooms, built ins, stairway parts... all the stuff Morgan sold back then for houses. I think it is indispensable and fun.

For example, we used it to design our window and to design our newell post. If you like the 20's, you should have this book. Great for vintage kitchen ideas.

Some of the text is pretty fun, too.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:37AM
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deedles

Yup, that's the one. I wonder if I could get that other book at the library? It does look like something I'd like to peruse...

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:54AM
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donaleen

They have used copies on Amazon for a reasonable price though the new ones are very expensive right now.

I actually have two copies. I've had one of them for about 25 years. Someone borrowed my first one and I had such trouble getting it back that I got another one. I did eventually get the first one back. So if you really have trouble getting one, let me know.

It is over 400 pages of very valuable information.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 12:05PM
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