Barnwood Bowfront Linen Cabinet

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Project by mgustafson posted 07-02-2013 07:35 PM 1365 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is part of a commissioned series I am making for a client… The barnwood material is from her family’s farm here in Iowa. I produce veneer from the barnwood and use a Baltic Birch plywood substrate with a dull conversion varnish finish. The darker accent wood is a stained cherry. The lower drawers have a subtle bow front feature.


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#1 posted 07-02-2013 07:48 PM

That is, for lack of a better phrase, a very compelling design. I don’t like barnwood anything for the most part, but this one is very tasteful and refined. Thanks for sharing, I’m thinking the client loves it!

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#2 posted 07-02-2013 08:05 PM

The client is who we serve, and you are putting your handprint on it. Nice work on both pieces

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#3 posted 07-02-2013 08:06 PM

Great design and build.

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#4 posted 07-03-2013 10:39 AM

Very nice, both pieces they look great….well done

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#5 posted 07-03-2013 11:45 AM

Mgustafson… Most here don’t share my affinity for works which might be categorized as “distressed” but I can tell you, this is a masterpiece.

The workmanship is flawlessly executed, the lumber selection is tastefully unique, and it blends fine joinery with reclaimed materials, which in this case honors a cherished family memory.


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#6 posted 07-05-2013 04:09 PM

Wow! Looks great and has a very cool vintage look. Like the idea of mixing reclaimed wood with new ones. Great design and finish. Excellent work!

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