|Project by EläväPuu||posted 06-23-2015 11:25 AM||1870 views||17 times favorited||19 comments|
Our kitchen needed a feature piece, and as always they benefit from a little more storage (if only decorative in this case). The Thorsen House dining room cabinet is a classic example of built-in furniture from the Greene & Greene canon. Unlike the original – which was deeply set into the wall – this is simply a cabinet which hangs from four heavy-duty steel double keyhole hangers across a reinforcing beam secured to the studwork.
The original dimensions were modified slightly in order to fit the space and to maintain proportioning. Total working time was approximately ten-twelve working days excluding the glass work, which took a lot more. Unlike other simplistic reproduction cabinets based around this design, the detailing is exact to the original with attention to the recessed/angled door framing, etc. I plan on publishing the plans should people be noisy enough :-)
Whilst the original cabinet was Mahogany, I chose to complete the cabinet in locally-sourced Birch to match the majority of our home. The finish is hand-rubbed wax which imparts a fantastic warm rustic glow and gains more character with age through subsequent applications. The glass chosen was a simple Spectrum glass for the rising smoke and Verrerie de Saint-Just antique reproduction glass for the panels. Door handles are flame Maple inlaid with a block of Macassar Ebony, whilst the Ebony plugs around the rest of the piece are B-grade Gabon Ebony with light brown streaking in places.
Thanks for looking!
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