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Forum topic by Winters45 posted 12-01-2015 03:28 AM 583 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2015 03:28 AM

Hello, i want to build a small cabinet with differents intarsia on it. I post here because i would like advice on the intarsia and not on the cabinet itself.
So i found the plan of the cabinet for sketchup here:
And here is a few modification i’d like to make:

I want first to add two opposite horses on the front like this:

And a flower desing like this on top:

I would also like to add some little birds on the sides like this:

So this is basicaly my project, and i would like your advices on it. My main concern is that i don’t want to just put random stuff on the cabinet. I would like to have some kind of theme to it, nature for example. But the horse that i showed ar not really horse.. they have wings and are more a mystical creature. So do you think this is a good idea to put them? I really like the way they look and i already made the plan for them, but i’m not sure if they will fit well with the rest. An alternative would be to put regular horses instead, like this:

But i don’t like the way they look as much, and i dont think it would be the same if i put two facing each other like the first one.
So what do you think? any suggestion?

Another question i have is: do you think it is too much? It would be 5 intarsia on a small cabinet. I don’t think it is but maybe everyone else do, because i dont see project like this very often.

Anyway i’ll take any advise, thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 12:56 PM

You’re asking for design advice which is very subjective.

I would just go with the horse on the doors.

Personally, I don’t like the wings on the horse and I would leave out the one in the top I think it will make the piece a little to “busy”.

You might consider some banding on the top, though.

I wouldn’t put anything on the sides.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 12:40 PM

you want a theme of nature.
with winged horses that are a more mystical creature.
do mystical creatures exist in nature?
sides dont get seen that much.
intarsia on the top only if its flush with the surface.

i used to go crazy embellishing furniture with details.
it was cool, but too busy for my if i do it its just a couple details so eyes can focus better.
keep it simple.

imo,make the top with a figured wood, and horses on the doors.

and we like pictures of completed projects.

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