Haley’s Cabinet

Alright, I got the pics back from the photog place. I hope you enjoy them.

This was my final project while at school. The criteria was to design a piece and use some of the techniques learned throughout the year. When I designed the cabinet I obviously was inspired by the Krenovian/Danish style, I wanted to incorporate, curves, shop sawing my own veneers for the chance to use different woods on the inside and out, glass, hand-cut dovetails and drawer fitting. If you are interested in seeing some of the process for this build you can access it from the “archives”  section starting in Feb/2011.

The outside of the cabinet is air dried, european cherry, ( it will stay lite in color as opposed to our american cherry that darkens over time). It was sourced from middle Canada , the owner said he believed it was brought over as sapling from early european settlers. The inside is a very aromatic, port orford cedar, milled locally from a chainsaw milling adventure and air dried as well.  ( sorry, I don’t mean to sound obnoxious about euro this and african that…that’s just what happened to be available at school) ….and it’s fun knowing where the wood is from! So…the stand is afrimosia (south african;).

The drawer fronts were from a small piece of italian olive given to me by a good friend and the drawers sides are european sycamore, while the pulls were carved from a piece of  black olive.

Photos by Ingeborg Suzanne Hardman