the client had some very specific design parameters she wanted to meet: a sideboard type of cabinet for their dining room that would store wine bottles and glasses only. it should have 1 particular detail that fit with the existing interior; it should have a live edge on the top; it should be made from a dark, distinctive wood with ‘character; and it should have other materials included like ‘sea glass’ and steel.
kind of a tall order at first glance. the final choices: claro walnut for figure and live edge; hand forged steel frame with twists in the legs (they were inspired by the steel spindles in the main stairway railing), ‘stained glass’ that I made myself by rolling a rag soaked with stain and then shellac successively over plain glass. I also added chip carving to the top ends and drawer fronts as detail to complement the live edge
end; solid claro walnut, steel; 20″d x 84″w x 42″h
door detail: figured claro walnut
door detail: ‘homemade’ stained glass