Custom Made Wood Kitchen Islands

Taber & Company’s custom made wood kitchen islands are designed and built as fine furniture exclusively for each client authentically expressing the architecture of the home.

Built from hardwood trees that are reclaimed, salvaged or selectively harvested and milling on site, gives John  the ability to cut slabs for each project to the desired wood thickness and width of each plank.

While most cabinet makers are limited to what is available through lumber resources, Taber has no limitations.

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Old world custom designed kitchen island combines an antique look with modern functions.

Creating the finest one of a kind hand crafted custom made wood kitchen islands, specializing in European, Mediterranean and Spanish  style.

The custom kitchen island and cabinetry was built for a Santa Barbara mediterranean estate. The island design was inspired by an  antique Italian furniture piece the homeowner admired.

Adding to the character, the top was made from hand cut end grain mesquite wood that create a butcher block pattern. While the island looks a century old it houses modern appliances and drawers that close with ease using the highest quality soft touch glides.

This free standing custom made wood kitchen islands with room for seating is handcrafted as piece of furniture from mesquite wood and  The wood countertop has a patterned top, each diamond is cut and finished individually by hand. The hand carved edge is a solid three inches thick. This Silverleaf luxury home was custom built by Schultz Development.

Each custom made wood kitchen islands is built in the same tradition as Taber & Company furniture, by hand from the start to finish. Dovetail joinery, hand forged iron hardware and layers of hand applied custom blended stains and wax are all trademarks.  Made in the United States with a passion of preserving the art of craftsmanship and creating heirlooms from salvaged and reclaimed hardwoods. Using soft touch glides on solid wood drawers and skillfully integrating appliances offers the client the best of both worlds, old world carpentry with todays convenience.

This handcrafted custom kitchen island is made from an Arizona Ash tree, the incredible grain is rich in character that is enhanced with a wax finish. The design is based on an old bakery table with deep drawers, wood shelves and a naturally worn and patina finish that is achieved from years of use. One slab was precisely cut to book match the grains on the drawers fronts. The wood countertop is made from solid planks with European dovetail joints and has an end grain edge.  Architect: Urban Design Associates. Custom Home Builder: R-Net Custom Homes Interior Designer: Billi Springer Associates

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Mediterranean Style Wood Kitchen Island

Rustic mediterranean style wood kitchen island and cabinetry, custom designed and handcrafted by Taber & Company.

The kitchen island was built from reclaimed Arizona ash, a hardwood that has unique grain and pattern.

rustic Mediterranean style wood kitchen island

Collaborating with interior designer Billi Springer and the homeowners to create a mediterranean style kitchen island and cabinetry that would look like an original antique and function for the modern day. The kitchen island was built to tell a story, reclaimed Arizona Ash was selected for its rich character, golden tones with contrasting dark grains and handcrafted in the same tradition as Taber & Company furniture. Kitchen designer, Mary Fischer called out work stations, including a “Galley Sink” that is truly magnificent, it combines function and high style like no other.  The top attaches to the solid base cabinets and the legs support the overhang allowing plenty of room for seating. Cabinet doors open to reveal deep storage on all sides of the island.  The Desert Mountain Residence was built by R-Net Custom Homes.


Mediterranean style kitchen island cabinetry

rustic Mediterranean style wood kitchen island

The 9″x 9″  solid wood legs support the massive 15′ 4″ Long  x  5′ 6″  Wide island top. Using a reclaimed hardwood the wood island has an authentic antique style. A hand forged iron band surrounds the island top.

rustic Mediterranean style wood kitchen island

The wood countertop is over fifteen feet long, the planks were milled from the same Ash tree creating a stunning pattern of grain and imperfection.

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Spanish Style Custom Dining Room Table

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Custom Dining Table Circa 1995

I remember the first custom dining room table we sold, it was to a “published” interior designer that was working on  a Mediterranean inspired residence.

   The designer selected a beautiful Spanish style Queen Anne dining table with a hand carved apron, and he was very specific with his request for an antique finish.

Built to John’s exact specifications, it was perfectly proportioned and scaled. The custom dining table was stunning and ready to look centuries old.

We love the glow, the patina, the texture and the feeling of a time worn elegant finish, with worn edges and the undulation that comes from use and care – generations celebrating at a future heirloom.


We had ideas but no experience, John called upon his comfort in the kitchen and I focused on my experience in blemish and enhancement….

We started preparing the wood, hand sanding and wearing it down, softening every edge. John created a custom stain color and developed a blend of waxes that have become a proprietary trademark. Hand applying layer after layer of wax, enjoying and learning along the way.

So caught up in the entire process we thought, is it possible to replicate this, the art of imperfection?

We did, we do and we love to recreate the classic natural finish, the same traditions of the old masters before us.

For the last 19 years it has become our passion and reward to design and build furniture for clients that value our process and preserve our standard of craftsmanship that can only be built right here in America.