an unusual corner to fill in the dining room guided this client’s needs for storage: any cabinet would have to be vertical as there was just no other wall space. the only thing, really, she’d be giving up is use of the top for staging; otherwise, interior cubic feet would be about the same. other than that, a wide open field for details. first off, I wanted the piece to have presence; with vaulted ceiling in the room, the risk was that it would be dwarfed or kind of lost. I also wanted to create a ‘japanese’ feeling; hence the overhanging top, subtle curves, use of limed oak as the primary wood. I chose birdseye maple as an accent in the panels to give the piece some life and intrigue. inside, there are 4 pullout trays to accommodate her storage needs as well as to ensure accessibility.
front 3/4; limed white oak, birdseye maple; 20″d x 34″w x 80″h
base detail, through tenons