Old world style woodworking is characterized by its antique and distressed appearance, achieved through the use of weathered and worn wood, and traditional carpentry techniques. This style of cabinetry often features several raised panels and utilizes warm and inviting color palettes, with wrought iron accents often incorporated into the woodwork. In an old world style kitchen, appliances are often hidden behind cabinets, and arches may be used in the design. Islands are also commonly included, painted or stained in a contrasting style to the rest of the cabinets. Bold, oversized hinges and hardware are used to add to the rustic appeal of the design. Overall, old world style woodworking emphasizes the use of heavier, durable materials, and traditional tools and methods to create an atmosphere that harkens back to a bygone era.