Help me name my pieces... AND THE WINNERS ARE:

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Blog entry by Blake posted 07-06-2011 05:28 AM 4963 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And the winning names are:

The Stiletto Cabinet Based on Rodgers suggestion that the freestanding cabinet looks like it has high heels on, and Sumo Credenza by pintodeluxe.

Thanks for all the input!


I am considering giving a more interesting title to two of my furniture pieces for an upcoming exhibit, and I am open to suggestions.

So I need help re-naming the “Freestanding Cabinet” and the “Credenza.” I am thinking that the new names will still be ”The [something] Cabinet” and ”The [something] Credenza.”

What do these two pieces remind you of? What name conjures up the image and spirit of each piece… and sounds really cool (and/or expensive) at the same time???

And please just think of the first thing that comes to mind before reading the other suggestions posted below.

Freestanding Cabinet
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-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 06:01 AM

This is actually a very interesting topic for me. My dad is a stone sculptor, and has asked for help naming several of his pieces.
For the freestanding cabinet… “MARACAIBO”
This refers to Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela where elegant but simple freestanding stilt houses were once found.

For the credenza, simply… “SUMO”
For its wide, low stance and slightly asian form to the legs.

Great work and thanks for sharing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 06:20 AM

Krenov made many of those free standing babies and I believe he referred to one as being made as a tea ceremony cabinet therefor how about the ”Tea For Two” cabinet?

For the credenza, I second pintodeluxe’s ”Sumo”

Great work, you.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 07:17 AM

The free standing cabinet reminds me of a “Lookout” or “Treehouse”
“Sumo works for me too on the credenza.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 02:00 PM

It is good to see you are going to participate in an exhibit. This is good for growth as an artist.

Naming my work is difficult, at least when coming up with something that sounds cool and sophisticated.

I like the suggestions pintodeluxe made because they seem to hit the right notes. I will have to think on it today while working to come up with anything meaningful.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 02:05 PM

Just taking a look at the project page for the freestanding cabinet and “Victoria” hit me.

Why? I don’t know, it looked like a Victoria to me somehow.

Not “Victoria’s Cabinet” or “A Cabinet for Victoria” just “Victoria.”

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 02:11 PM

Sumo is perfect. I can’t top that.
Perch Cabinet, Outlook Cabinet, Vantage Cabinet, Firehouse Cabinet. I’m thinking out loud, obviously. I like the “treehouse” angle.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 02:12 PM

How about the “Coronation Cabinet”.

The “Fibonacci Credenza”. That’s what came to mind with your design explanation.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 03:48 PM

Christopher Credenza & Francesca the Freestanding Cabinet.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 07-06-2011 04:08 PM

Tall box and Short box. Just kidding. I looked up the Latin word for ‘graceful’, which is the first word that came to mind on the first piece… and the Latin word is ‘Decorus’. (I can’t sing but I am still in decorus)

The credenza … I looked up the definition of ‘credenza’ which is cupboard and that in Latin is ‘Armarium’. (If they got money, armarium.)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#10 posted 07-06-2011 10:30 PM

Tip toe and bigfoot

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 11:19 PM

The book matching grain of the doors, the way it is “perched” on the stand and “slippered” legs remind me of a butterfly…hence The “Butterfly” Cabinet

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#12 posted 07-07-2011 12:08 AM

You said it yourself.


-- Chuck

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 01:55 AM

the Freestanding Cabinet looks like it has some nice legs with high heels to me.
the Credenza looks like a “Low-Rider” to me

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 08:36 PM

Thanks for all the input everyone!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 07-07-2011 08:43 PM

Awesome choices. Charge 10% more for the clever names;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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