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This piece is a gift for my sister. She asked me for something to sit inside the entrance of her home, showing me examples from, sad to say, Target. “Wow,” I thought. She’s aiming pretty low here. I think I can do better than mass-made, misaligned, mechanically-fastened material (not that there’s anything wrong with mechanical fasteners, mind you).
The bulk of the stock came from a tree that fell and was milled by a friend. The plan was derived from Thos. Moser’s design. If you haven’t seen the reissue of his book on Shaker furniture you’re missing out. It’s got a lot to teach. The sugar maple and African wenge inlay was done to break up the color and blend to more varying decors.
This was truly enjoyable, knowing that it was going to be a gift. I hope she likes it more than what is on that bulk furniture website. Now to figure out how to ship it.