Monday, January 4, 2010

No. 4 - Contemporary Cabinet

     Today we have another cabinet (give me a break, tomorrow may be a chair I don't know, I'm still getting used to this you know). The wife asked to start thinking about a new storage solution for our media and players and this is what I started drawing.
     The overall feel of the cabinet is airy and light, yet steady and solid. The main cabinet began as most do, with a rectangle in a ratio that looks "right" to me. I chose to make a double door though a single may be better on such a narrow cabinet. The base is reminiscent of one attached to a portable throne or daybed carried by slaves during Ancient Egyptian, Roman or whatever times. The multiple levels, building up the base, add to the sturdy feel, while the negative space between each level preserves the light quality. The door panels would be made of textile (I love burlap for something like this) or paper, rather than wood, to add a little variety to the design. The details below are for the door pull which would be different if a single door were used.

The Good: I love this base and will definitely use this on some piece. Like the overall look of the cabinet but would definitely tweak some of the details.
The Bad: The doors should probably be made a single, and the pull needs to be reworked, though changing the door would eliminate this pull anyway. I love deep overhangs but this one may have too many. I'm still on the fence on that one.

     PS: In reference to the "two cabinets in a row" thing, I was thinking of scheduling a set type of furniture for each day (Table Tuesdays, etc.) to ease my mind and keep things different. What do you think? Also, what pieces would you like to see designed? I have a feeling that I'm going to hit a few walls along the way and your input would certainly help.


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John Strauss said...

Jamon - Great idea. I hope you can keep it going. i really like the tall cab from Nov. 24. I guess its been a while since I looked! - John

Timberwerks Studio - Dale J. Osowski - Furniture Maker said...

I like it. I can see it built with Mahogany, Lacewood and Ebony. Either make Ebony pulls or use damascuss steel pulls

Timberwerks Studio - Dale J. Osowski - Furniture Maker said...

Sorry, Damascus steel.

jamon schlimgen cabinetmaker said...

Thanks for the kind words Gents, means a great deal coming from masters such as yourselves.