|Project by cathyb||posted 03-21-2013 01:22 AM||1761 views||7 times favorited||26 comments|
Recently I was asked to submit four pieces to a art show. One of the pieces they wanted was a small cabinet pictured on my website, which is the second cabinet shown here. I don’t repeat pieces that I have made in the past, but I don’t mind using the original to create a new piece with the same basic design.
These cabinets are wonderful because they are so versatile. Who doesn’t need a little cabinet somewhere? They stand about four feet high. They are 15” wide and 13” deep with one shelf. They are a good seller and fun to make.
In comparing the two, I like them both for different reasons. On the original, I like the consistent repeating curl of the wood that wraps the cabinet and the rosewood inlay. However, I don’t care for the top. The cabinet almost seems to squat in comparison to cabinet number two. In contrast, the compression curl on the doors of the second cabinet with the spalted pulls really makes the doors the focal point. The taller base elevates the piece and gives it a completely different feel. Hmmm, apples and oranges. Which one do you like?
-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com