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Arched Arts & Crafts/ Asian Inspired Walnut Cabinet

Listing #1350   Listed on: 07/11/2008

Company Name: Traditional Woodwork

Contact Name:   Andy Dilley

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I started out wanting to build a entertainment console but I didn’t want to limit the use of the piece so I combined many different dimensions so it would go anywhere and serve as what ever the customer wanted it to be. I also combined many different furniture styles so it would have a sense of originality and to show off my creativity. I designed the interior components (without sacrificing strength of course) to be totally removable, I did this so I would have the ability to make changes to the storage configurations based upon the customers wants and needs. If purchased as an entertainment console it could be converted into something else later on down the road with ease. Even though it started as an entertainment console I could easily make it a dresser, a sideboard , and with an addition of a cabinet on top it could make a beautiful cupboard. I also designed it to be finished on all four sides so it could sit in the middle of a room as well as up against a wall. The dimensions are (Width:69 ¾”, Height: 33”, Depth:26 ½”) The drawer boxes are curved to follow the curve of the rest of the piece. I also designed the glass to give it sense of elegance. The doors where a huge challenge it took a whole day to do four doors: I didn’t see that one coming. I took many ideas and put them together to make this piece, I was entering into a whole other playing field armed with only my ideas and imagination. Never the less I took off with this project, figuring out ways to make each piece of this cabinet employing templates and spoke shaves to shape each piece to fit. I spent one hundred and seventy six hours on this project but it was worth every second. Also if anyone reading this has any knowledge on how to get some exposure or how to get my work out there then I would like to know about it. Right now I am waiting to be able to rubout the top but when it is done I need a way to show it off. I built this piece as a show piece and it dosent do me any good sitting in my house.




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Posted By: Joel     [07/11/2008]
Hey bud,
Nice work. I really like the style. Very tastefull. Just wondering if curved work is one of those things that isn't as hard as it looks or it is as hard as it looks? I am pretty good with straight work and have been wanting to try something like this for awhile. Did you need a slide rule or would a tape measure suffice? Thanks


Posted By: Roland     [07/11/2008]
Joel, well i just used a tape measure and made all of my curved componets oversized that way i could shave them down to fit. If you can do straight work you can do curves. i feel the only difference is the math involved the principles are the same. Just make sure that your templates are accurate, take your time and try not to over complicate things. usually a you are your own worst enemy. oh and one more thing this was my first curved piece so i am confident you can do it... so go for it


Posted By: shawn     [07/21/2008]
I would have to honestly say that this is a wonderful peice!
Walnut is such a beautiful wood, and the design compliments the grains extremely well. I also love the arts and crafts style mix going on there. I have to say that looking at this peice inspires a lot of ideas.


Posted By: mark     [08/25/2008]
Very Nice


Posted By: kol     [04/26/2009]
Nicely done! I only have one question, what inspired you to go horizontal with the side panel grain instead of vertical?
Again, Very nice.


Posted By: Andy Dilley     [04/27/2009]
I ran the side panels horizontaly for jonery reasons, also less movement on the end grain


Posted By: ambaa     [11/14/2010]
Very nice work.

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