A trivial piece in a way, an often unseen piece, even by me, one of my favourites.
When the routine sheet goods come in the back door, usually unloaded piece by piece, every grain pattern of every piece is admired or at the very least registered. Once in a while though you pause, gobsmacked. Then it gets tucked off to the side hoping the job won’t need it and later you offhandedly ask to buy just the one, thanks.
One cabinet from 100% of one maple board. maybe a good challenge for LJ someday, shelves and back don’t count. Colour matched anigre trimmed it out – square cut, lapped and beveled.. A fine joint.
The gables are pattern matched! You can never see this when finished, you couldn’t walk back and forth quickly enough and remember well enough to compare even if you managed to notice it in the first place. But in truth there are either two to four faces facing each other (one in drag) or maybe you see Edvard Munch’s scream? Take your pick. A small treat for buddy’s, a small treat for myself.
The base and gallery top are solid wood and more to the pink dark side of things, but things will mellow.
Tough to get a decent shot. here are two. Blum hinges and touch latches.
The great truth is that staying awake during the day makes you a day dreamer, and sometimes a lucky man.
80” x 26” x 11”
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