First Look at our Cabinet Line with Semihandmade! (Plus, Which one We’ll Be Using in our Cabin Kitchen)

October 22, 2018

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Today is a very exciting day for us. I briefly mentioned back in this post about all the major finishes in the cabin, that we had been working on our own cabinet line with Semihandmade for over a year now. We were hoping to launch this fall, but we have decided to push it to a soft launch in December, showing at Las Vegas Market in January, with the full launch in February! What’s most exciting is we’ll be using the line in our very own cabin kitchen! I wanted to give you the first peek at the 3 door colors we’ll be launching with, where we drew our inspiration, and lastly, which one we’ll be using in our kitchen.

Over a year ago, I could see wood start creeping back into cabinetry, in a new, fresh way and the Semihandmade team was on board right away. These are not your mom’s honey oak cabinets, they are streamlined–

via Brad Krefman

And not afraid to show a little grain—

Without all the arched or ornate molding or trim work–

I started gathering a lot of inspiration for colors and a light wood definitely rose to the surface, it’s been popping up everywhere!

But I also loved a good, modern, rich walnut and a gray-wash with wood grain coming through. These are the three we’ll be launching with!

I love every one. They have great undertones and construction (INCREDIBLY DURABLE!) and they are so versatile. You can use them in a bathroom, kitchen, mud room, closet, fauxdenza! If I zoom out a touch, you can see we brought all three up to our very much, in-progress, (can you even call this progress?) cabin kitchen to decide which we’ll be using.

The conclusion we came to is–we can’t go wrong. Every one could have worked. But! With our rich, 100+ year old wood island and the honed black countertops we’ll be doing, we decided to go with the lightest wood option. EEEee!!!

We’re really, so excited to be able to bring these doors to the masses. To get the high-end, custom wood look that’s starting to pop up everywhere right now for a fraction of the cost, is something we really believe in and are passionate about. We’re thrilled to be working with Semihandmade to make it happen. I am working on a full mood board to share with you this week, filled with black stainless appliances, our kitchen layout, the art I got for next to the fridge, the backsplash and more.





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  1. Nicole Cheaib-Makki says:


  2. I think these 3 finishes are wonderful, and is this a line you design and carry yourself? Does Semihandmade have samples available for designers?

  3. Denise says:

    Where can I find the bathroom tile? Please and thank you

  4. Krstin says:

    I Love the light kitchen cabinet colors with clear wire upper cabinet doors. We are looking to re-do our kitchen, but budget is a big issue. We have honey oak cabinets now and I was wondering if we could somehow make the color lighter? Just LOVE the cabinets in the light kitchen.

    Can you also give some information on the cabinets pictured, wood, stain—.

  5. David Miller says:

    As you used kitchen bases for the bathroom vanity, how did you mount the sink? What did you need to do within the cabinet to support the sink?



  6. Brittany says:

    Is it possible for me to get my hands on some for a renovation next month???

  7. Jennie says:

    Beautiful! Are these real wood with a stained finish (solid and/or veneer)? Or are they a plastic laminate (thermofoil, etc)? If real wood, what type of wood are they? They look like a White Oak, which can be beautiful when stained the right tone!

  8. Lisa McClure says:

    May I ask which kitchen cabinets and bath cabinets you suggest from ikea to use with your doors? Thank you!!

  9. April says:

    These look fantastic! I wish I could high five you for designing more wood options. White kitchens can be beautiful, but they seriously need to take a seat.

  10. Kristy says:

    Any chance these doors would work for other cabinet brands besides Ikea?

  11. Linda Grubbs says:

    Beautiful!!! Exciting times. Love all three options. Can’t wait to see your kitchen take shape and follow your new cabinet line!

  12. Patricia says:

    I did wood slab front cabinets back in 1987, watched the design world go crazy over white cabinets and now am seeing the trend back to wood. I like your cabinet doors very much and wish you much success.
    I was just looking at your home tour video again and am amazed at how much you’ve done in a few short years … may not have seemed short to you, living with piles of construction debris and long to-do lists. And how consistent your style has remained throughout the house. I’m looking forward to watching your cabin evolution as well.
    Just wondering, do you have a link to your first house?

  13. Tori says:

    Drooling. We are hopefully replacing our kitchen cabinets next year. Are looking at Ikea, and now I want your doors! Love the grey wash one.

  14. Bethany says:

    Ahh, how exciting for your new line! The samples are gorgeous, and just what I’ve been dreaming of for my bathroom. Will the “soft launch” be open to the public? I’d love to order for a remodel that’s about to start.

  15. Rebecca Couch says:

    OMG….I’m beyond excited. I’m in the middle of a kitchen renovation due to water damage last week. These door fronts will not be available until February? The a specific to Ikea boxes, correct? Do I dare design, install and wait for door fronts? I love the light color. EXACTLY what I’ve been pinning to my inspiration board. This is simply awesome! HELP….

  16. Elyse says:

    How exciting!!! Congrats!!

    Would love to see a step by step ikea + semihandmade tutorial when you do your cabin! I would love to do in my own home but am a little apprehensive…. For some reason it seems daunting to do the semihandmade on top of the ikea cabinets when I have no experience with the ikea cabinets… help!

  17. Emily says:

    I LOVE these! So happy to see wood in kitchens again. Our kitchen remodel is a few years off but I will definitely be keeping these in mind. Question: are the doors solid wood or are they a particleboard composite of some kind? Thanks!

  18. Kala M. says:

    I love the walnut. I wonder how it would look with the dark wood floors in our dining room that is open to the kitchen. It will probably be quite awhile before we do the kitchen remodel. We have many more things to do in this house first.

  19. Anastasia says:

    So excited to see more options as the line expands. I’d love more browns similar to the Idha Lindhag image. Very curious to know if these door fronts are all wood or veneers?

  20. Jamie says:

    I am sooooo excited about having an affordable way to include updated wood cabinets in our house! Will 100% be using these in our laundry room and/or master bath reno next year!

  21. Linda says:

    Love all of them!! My heart still belongs to a white kitchen though. Any plans for a white option? Also as for art, curious on your thoughts for displaying religious art in the home? Best way to do it?

  22. B.maciol says:

    Love these and would love the light wood as an upper on our current remodel. Will there be a glass door option?

  23. Monica says:

    Are these real wood? Or molded/textured?

  24. becky says:

    OMG! I am in the middle of a kitchen crisis. I had a major leak last weekend and have decided to gut the kitchen. The lighter option is EXACTLY what I want. How can i wait????? HELP! can I have boxes installed and wait for doors?? You NAILED it. I have so many pins on Pinterest with that tone wood! NEED HELP IN PHOENIX!

  25. Jess says:

    I really love the rich dark brown, though I would be happy with any of them depending on the space! What a fun project, it’ll be exciting to see the new styles you come up with in the future!

  26. Austin says:

    So exciting! Newbie question: what do you do about the end sides of the cabinets? Does that make sense? Like, a wood cabinet door, but then the side of the cabinet at the end of a line of cabinets is still the Ikea white/whatever color cab you went with? Or is there some kind of front that Semihandmade does for those as well? I’ve always wondered.

  27. Elizabeth says:

    First off congrats and the doors are beautiful.
    But I’m confused… the boxes or cabinets minus the doors from Ikea are a different color than the Semihandmade doors? I’ve looked at pictures of kitchens on the Semihandmade site and can’t see different door colors and boxes. I get it if cabinets are all surrounded by walls but those that aren’t??? I must be missing something, sorry.

  28. Julie S says:

    These are gorgeous! I only wish you had one in a light-mid-tone wood, iike a half shade darker than your floor color and more like the first couple images of the post. The lightest one reads faintly pink to me and I don’t think I would pick it. However a kitchen renovation for us is so far away that probably trends and tastes will have changed by the time we get to it so it doesn’t really matter practically speaking for my family :_D

    • Julia says:

      It doesn’t look pinky at all in person, I promise. But, it’s absolutely going to look different in every home. We do plan to expand the line and can’t wait to add more tones!

  29. Gorgeous! Will there be a flat slab option as well as the shaker style?

    • Julia says:

      Right now, just a shaker

      • Tamara Alvarez says:

        Are all the doors shaker, I prefer the smaller drawer fronts to be slab and the bottom shaker if possible to break up the shaker.

        Also I have an appt tomorrow in Monrovia, will they have a sample of the doors yet?

        Thank you!

      • Chris says:

        Smaller ones are usually slab but once they finalize the collection we’ll know more. Not sure when the samples will be ready – we’ll keep you posted!

    • Rachel Montana says:

      I had the same question in mind. A slab option would be magnificent!

  30. Regan says:

    Goodness, those are gorgeous!!

  31. Toni Combs says:

    The lightest one is my favorite! For me… a large built in bookshelf with lower cabinets in this style/color would be a dream! Can’t wait to see more :)

  32. Brittani says:

    Great choice!!! I appreciate all the progress pictures, have you picked paint colors?

  33. Jennette says:

    Omg these are seriously so good. Love them all. It makes me want to rethink the painted cabinets we are doing in our 1925 Dutch colonial remodel, though I think they would not stay true enough to character of house. But maybe a bathroom! Seriously love

  34. Allison says:

    So exciting!! Congrats guys, they look great!

  35. Katherine says:

    So beautiful, I can’t wait! Will it only be available with the kitchen cabinets or will it be compatible with the Ikea Godmorgon in bathrooms as well?

  36. Mary says:

    I’m so excited I can’t function.

  37. Kate says:

    Beautiful! I’m glad you had the vision of wood cabinets coming back! I love the warmth of wood paired with the cool/neutral modern finishes you’ve done.

  38. Corine says:

    You guys!! So awesome. Nailed it again.

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