|Project by travisowenfurniture||posted 01-13-2011 07:17 AM||1411 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Small Cabinet with Drawer
This small cabinet was composed mostly of spalted maple obtained from discarded pallets. The door is spalted maple driftwood found in a river outlet in Northern California. A permanently attached custom made “key” (made from a lamp switch and an allan wrench) keeps the door securely closed. Inside, there is a small drawer with a uniquely designed Madrone front. I harvested the Madrone from my own back yard and then shaped a small finger grip in the middle, to encourage delicacy when opened. It is finished with several coats of linseed oil, wipe on polyurethane, and Carnuba wax.
It has a feathery texture from how I buffed the wax. The drawer is fit snugly so it can be pulled almost all the way out before sagging. I gave it to my Dad before taking pictures (a bummer) so my Dad took these obscure pics of it from odd angles. I think it works though.
The piece is about 1-1/2ft tall, 6in wide, 9in deep… más o menos.