Gentleman's Dresser

MATERIALS & FINISH

Walnut, Pecan, Curly Maple, Port Orford Cedar, Shopmade Brass Hardware. Oil finish.

YEAR

2014

By request, this piece was to be made from solid wood, and have absolutely no curves whatsoever. I had fun sourcing the materials for this piece - the walnut came from the client, who had milled it years ago from a tree on his property, and left it to air-dry in his garage for years. It was spectacular. The pecan used for the six-legged stand came from a ranch outside Austin, Texas. The curly maple used for the drawer sides and tie divider came from western Pennsylvania. Finally, the Port Orford Cedar used for the drawer bottoms came from the Oregon coast (which is the only place it grows.) The drawers and case are dovetailed - taken together, there are about twenty-two feet of hand-cut dovetails in this piece. The top center drawer features a divider for organizing ties. A piece of glass inset into the top of the case displays the contents of the drawer without having to open it. This piece was very much inspired by the work of the great German cabinetmaker and teacher Franz Karg. You can see more pictures of its construction than could really be considered reasonable over at clarkatron.tumblr.com

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