|Project by Mikesawdust||posted 06-03-2013 08:36 PM||843 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my design taken from a house of a famous writer that I toured in Paris. I saw a similar cabinet there and it seemed like a great design for a small space. It hangs on the wall and the front folds down to a desk. The centerpiece on the front folds down to become the support for the desk. As you can see from the pictures, mine has a carved fallen soldier memorial with the words “Freedom comes at a Price”. I will be auctioning this at our annual fund raiser for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation and the EOD Memorial. The woods used are Black Walnut, Alder, Birdseye Maple and Padauk. All the joints are sliding dovetail (probably won’t do this again but I enjoyed the experiment). I flocked the backing and used a wax finish for the cabinet. The catch is an antique brass handle I purchased off ebay. and the cabinet hangs with a French cleat in the rear. The door panels were extra from an earlier project.
I hope some find inspiration to build something like this, I think it is a great space saver where you don’t have room for a desk.