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MATERIALS & FINISH

Pearwood with cocobolo pulls, curved glass doors, shellac and wax polish. One adjustable glass shelf inside.

YEAR

2011

Pulls are are attached with tiny through-tenons and wedges.  The glass is held in with thin "stops," which are curved to match the doors.

I got a call from a friend of a neighbor asking if I would like to have a look at a tree they were taking down.  "Sure," I said, and drove over.  You never know what might be growing in someone's backyard.

I had been wanting to build another showcase cabinet for a while, and I had been been anxiously eyeing the pearwood sitting in the shop ever since I had milled it a few years ago.  Wood like this is, I think, rare, and the best thing to do seemed to be to let it do the talking.  This piece probably won't win any design awards; if anything, it wears its origins - the shop in Fort Bragg - on its sleeve.  But for what little it's worth, I am excited with how it turned out.

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