|Project by milehighwoodworker||posted 05-19-2008 02:19 AM||1471 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
This was a relatively straight forward cabinet piece commissioned by my brother (gotta love the family members feeding the obsession). I built it as a project for my Cabinetmaking class and really wanted it to be something beautiful, but something accessible and simple. I used american black walnut on the carcass (hand-cut dovetails), and the double sliding doors are 1/2” birch-ply veneered with a four-way bookmatch of walnut burl, along with ebony handles. The design of this piece was partly inspired by Nakashima’s love of walnut, and by his masterful use of it in his work. It was a joy to build, especially for a family member.
This is my first post on here, hopefully more to come…
-- "A craftsman who is respected nearly always rises to the task, and is happy to do so." -Thos. Moser