Hi Gavin, well... the combo machine with a dust collector costs about 300,000 Indian rupees... or about 6000 USD... not inexpensive from what I know!Sweet Combi machine !! That is going to make cutting large sheets a breeze.
Out of interest, how much does a machine like that sell for in India ?
In one of the pics of your kitchen I noticed an upper cabinet door that looks like the panel is woven wood . Is it woven wood or is it carved to look like that ?
I had been thinking of attempting to weave some thin stock I've had laying around for a while.
Sharp eye there! The upper panel over the 'fridge is indeed woven wood... it's a nice way to allow ventilation if you don't want to go the 'louvers' way... the stock needs to be kinda green, and after sizing it right, I usually dunk it into a bucket of water for a few days before I start weaving... this is teak wood, BTW.
And if you notice, the woven woodwork continues on the left too, below the countertop (the same pic) ... three drawers that hold potatoes, onions, beets and other veggies that'd rather breathe and not be stuck into the fridge!