Music Cabinet

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Project by Simeond posted 621 days ago 2749 views 16 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make something that can house the sheet-music and music books for a customer. Their space has a very asian feel and they also wanted it to be about bench-height, because they like to have family gather around the piano and sing (this piece will sit next to their piano under a window).

Under the top are two filing drawers with six removable solid wood dividers where they can keep their sheet music. On each side of these drawers are selves that face out to the side, for them to put their books. Each shelf has a built-in book-end.

The top and shelves are Dalmatia wood (which is an odd wood to work with); the cabinet carcass and stretchers are walnut; the legs are maple; and the drawer fronts are book-matched spalted maple (the “missing” part of these drawer fronts are natural edges – not sure if it worked or not aesthetically).

And and all comments welcome!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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Raymond Thomas

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#1 posted 621 days ago

The character of the wood is alive and it looks very wonderful. Is the “chip out” on the drawer fronts intentional or natural?

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#2 posted 621 days ago

Gorgeous… That’s amazing. I love the top but the drawers are my favorite part. Nice work!

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#3 posted 621 days ago

That is absolutely stunning.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#4 posted 621 days ago

Beautiful table ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 621 days ago

I am in love! Especially with the drawer fronts. I think you nailed it.

-- Steve. Visit my website

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 621 days ago

Great design and execution. I think I have a new wood to look for ! Dalmatia? where did you find it? It reminds me of the Carob i have been using.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#7 posted 621 days ago

Wow I’m blown away! Beutifull wood both the top and the drawer fronts are fantastic. But the drawer fronts are what make it go POW when you first see it. I bet the people walking into the room where this will be will have to take a double take on this piece and when they do it will be Oh WOW that is so cool I want one!

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#8 posted 621 days ago

Very interesting and beautiful at the same time !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 621 days ago

This is sick! In a good way…. What a beauty! Love the coffee table…...Amazing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 621 days ago

True artistry. The wood choices are great and the lines of the piece are excellent.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 621 days ago

Just an awesome piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#12 posted 620 days ago

Beautiful work! Great choice with the contrasting woods.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 620 days ago

Incredible !

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#14 posted 620 days ago


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#15 posted 620 days ago

Gorgeous piece!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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