|Project by jeth||posted 08-19-2010 06:37 AM||1627 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Just joined up here in order to post a reply on the forum and thought I should at least have something on my profile:) This is a kitchen cupboard that I made for some friends here in Chiapas, southern Mexico. Yes, it’s way over the top for a larder, but these guys were going to buy a flatpack throw-away unit from a chain retailer here, asked me for an alternative, then saw pics of a table I had made with a geometric inlaid panel. They loved it and asked me if I could do something like that for their piece.
The inlay is a trick I came up with when faced with having no work and lots of odd offcuts of plywood lying around. I laminated boards of pine and ply, ripped strips and cut them into triangles to form the geometric patterns.
Everything else is pine from a local lumberyard, finished with linseed oil.
Knowing my friends would not be able to pay the difference for all the extra decorative work I charged basically the same as i for a plain cabinet, wanting to do something a bit more interesting and to get different ideas in my portfolio in the hope I might find some richer customers in the future. I recieved about $200us for this..