Thursday, February 20, 2014

I have been working on a couple of pieces for a private clients conference room.
The first will be a sideboard inspired by this 18th century Charlestown sideboard.
The first issue to deal with was modifying the size to hide a 50" TV. Length was the main dimension to  stretch, so much so I thought the ovals on the middle doors would be round. That was solved by changing them to a removable bookcase. We also changed the height and removed the upper drawer and back splash so the top over the TV can open.

                                                                   Concept drawing

Routing the inset of the legs.

First part of the front frame dry fit and leaning against the full scale drawing.

                                                             Now we have a pair.

Detail of the radius crotch Mahogany panel. I formed and veneered these in a vacuum press.

At this point it was drawers and door time. Oh yeah that bookcase too.

This picture shows a drawer front with the veneer work done. The template on it is for the Boxwood stringing that separated the Crotch Mahogany center from the quartered and book matched cross banding.

Another pic of the process on the big curved middle drawer.

                                                     Down to the top and the bookcase.

                                                               Right before the stain.

More great hardware from Londonderry Brass.