Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Cabinet in Chinese Elm
"Our students continue the quest for excellence - dangerously at times, and often with great sacrifice. But they are on the verge of achieving their primary aim: making a living by making fine things and through the making finding happiness." - James Krenov, With Wakened Hands
Though this piece was finished in April I just relieved its photos. Measuring 35" tall by 36" wide it is made of Chinese Elm, European Cherry, Western Maple, Japanese Maple, Ornamental Maple, and Boxwood. The inspiration for this piece came from a particular plank and an idea of a tea cabinet. I decided early on that I did not want to call it a tea cabinet because it doesn't have to be. It can be used for what ever one desires. This cabinet is for sale and the price will be much nicer before it finds a gallery ;)
Photos of the Big Leaf Box coming soon I hope!