|Project by AndyPitts||posted 06-21-2015 12:05 PM||1813 views||11 times favorited||22 comments|
This piece is along the lines of the Shadows of Night cabinet. Since I milled and dried my own lumber, the curved hardwood bent laminations that make up the case are from local Chesapeake Bay trees, hence the inspiration for the carvings front and back (take a close look at the spooky eyes in the marsh, the frog, the frog’s dinner, and the protective mother dragon fly). I dyed the carvings to make them more visible. The bookmatched cherry crotch laminates on the ends seem to set off the piece. The legs are ebonized white oak laminates, and the top and bottom are walnut with the sapwood intact for some contrasting color. The inner walls are laminated with red cedar. Of note, all the laminates for the case are bent on the same radius, so I had to make only one bending form.
Cherry, walnut, white oak, red cedar, tulip poplar
Shellac Polish Finish
36”H x 51”W x 20”D
Finalist, 2011 Niche Awards
-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000