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03-02-2013 02:20 AM

Up until this week, I had one particular favourite piece of furniture in a design book, a display cabinet by Philip Selva. Everything about it seemed just right. I’d look at that page longer than any other, anytime I picked up the book.

Then I saw this:

It might not be to everyone’s taste, but I saw this and can’t help but think it is the most stunning piece in existence. I nearly wept. The display cabinet has been knocked off top spot. To me, this is the Holy Grail of woodworklng.

So that got me thinking, taste is subjective, but what does everyone else really like?

Do you have a particular favourite? One piece, that to you, is as awesome as it gets?

If you have, please post it here.

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 02:28 AM

Gamble house, it is a bit broader. But a masterpiece, in my favorite style.

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 03:55 AM

Sculpting plywood has always been on my list of things to try.

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 04:09 AM

I have eclectic tastes. Many different styles appeal to me, so I think it would be impossible for me to ever have a favorite piece.

I do certainly agree, though, that the piece you posted is truly stunning.

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 02:28 PM

I would have a hard time ever picking one piece of furniture and calling it the Holy Grail of Woodworking. I like so many different styles of furniture and not only does the style attract me, but probably more appealing to me is the technique that it takes to make it. I’ve seen projects here on Lumberjocks that stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away…............and no I can’t pick a favorite! LOL

Like the piece you posted renners; The design is cool, but what catches my eye more then anything is what it took to build it. Since I love working with curves, this piece blows my mind and I think is awesome! It’s one thing to cut two boards and make a square corner, but it’s something altogether different to get wood to flow like that piece. The lines are so smooth and perfect you have to wonder what kind of forms he had to make and the overall building process to achieve the final piece. The transition from curves to the flat top is perfect to my eye. The texture of the finish on the exterior also catches your eye….......

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 08:49 AM

I thought it is impossible to pick a favorite piece of furniture but I’ve changed my mind now. Not sure what attracted me to this chest of drawers. Was it unusual shape, exotic veneer, or impeccable craftsmanship?

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 04:06 PM

DKV, that certainly is an unusual piece, I like the organic shape and I am a fan of stacked plywood pieces, there’s some great plywood bowls posted in projects on LJ’s that you might find of interest.
Viktor, thanks for posting that link, I hadn’t come across Marcus White before, his portfolio is exquisite. I find myself drawn to makers that have developed their own style – I am full of admiration for anyone who has the cahoonas to do so.

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