Small Media Storage Cabinet

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 12-04-2012 10:58 PM 1594 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Storage for 20 DVD’s. Made from recycled and scrap lumber plus discarded hardwood flooring samples. Species used are maple, spalted maple, cherry, red oak, jatoba, and acacia. The legs are from the skids of a crate and resemble teak, but I don’t think so – usual suspects include iroko, afromosia, aiele, cumaru, afzelia(doussie), andiroba, and chamfuta.The challenge, for me, is allowing the materials to dictate the design and execution while making changes and modifications on the fly. An example of that is the horizontal door slates, which are spalted maple with knots and dark streaks. By laying out and cutting all that I had, I discovered what size the door would have to be, but then it seemed that the same material should wrap up over the top, so I pulled the last bits of scrap from the scrap and sawed 3/32”thick veneer strips to cover the top. When I was done with that, nothing was left but the sawdust, so no more bright ideas. The legs came from two slightly dissimilar 2×3’s and in the rough state, I picked the best two for the front legs, but after the finish was on, it was apparent that the back legs were the best looking, so I had to live with that.

10 1/4” wide, 7 1/2” deep, 28 3/4” high
Danish oil & WB poly

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 11:02 PM

Nice utilitarian piece.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 11:11 PM

If I had to name it, I’d call it “The Sentinel” or “The Palace Guard.” Way cool, and a respectful way to make the most of that interesting spalt. Another Ferguson masterpiece.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 02:20 PM

A street urchin, a waif, standing there, bare legs and arms at her side in her dirty print cotton dress.
All vertical presence, but with matching yet random broad faced panels, this is a master class in design (and frugality). And a subtle rebate behind. Remarkable.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 10:29 PM

A work of innovation. Well done.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 07:34 PM

There she was, standing there, but not stable, a little tippy front to back – needed feet, so she got them –
now she sleds wherever she goes.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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