The Coffin Kitchen
Bryan was commissioned by a Las Vegas homeowner to create a new kitchen. She is an admirer of Bryan's art, so she gave him free reign of the designs. The only real requests she had were that the wood would be solid maple, and she wanted her new kitchen to have a rustic feel to it.
Bryan started with the sketches right after Halloween of 2004, but the actual creating of the coffins didn't start until Dec. 28th. The entire kitchen was complete in mid April 2005.
All of the wood is solid rustic maple and has a natural finish. It is top coated with a conversion varnish. All of the cabinets and coffins are done in European style.
The coffin handles are silver, as is all of the hardware. Bryan also used full extension slides on all of the drawers, and full overlay hinges on the cabinets.
The coffin breakfast bar and the countertops and backsplashes are black galaxy granite, as is the windowsill. The entire kitchen has 6" backsplash except behind the stove, which is counter to cabinet.
Bryan installed accent lighting throughout the kitchen and two knick-knack shelves over the window. This is an all-electric kitchen.
Some of the coffins were difficult to photograph due to the size and design of the room itself, but overall the pictures give a pretty accurate view.
Bryan also created spider web corbels for the entryways leading into the kitchen and the living room. They are hand carved out of solid maple and are painted black.
As you can see, this kitchen is "to die for".
Due to how extensive this remodel is, we've created a mini-gallery for each element. Clicking on the images below will open a new window with more pictures and information.