ok, it's good to be challenged, especially when you have an
extremely talented nephew for an assistant on the job.
hats off to Kristian here!
this is the first of two challenges we wrapped up recently
and i can't wait to see this one in its new home ...
it's a Moroccan inspired sideboard with lots
of carved details that all had to line up horizontally and
vertically as they went around the cabinet ...
a bit of a cad drawing challenge ..
inspiration photos above ... our clients decided against
the carvings on the end panels as there is a wall close by on
the right, and a door to another room on the left and the
cabinet ends will not be very visible ...
getting the finish right turned out to be a bit of a challenge.
we made lots of samples before we ended (finally) with an
aniline dye, milk paint over that sponged, and a matte finish
top coat .... the gray lends it a bit of a 'not too brand new' feel.
rather than the Moroccan wood details on the doors,
we at first suggested some perforated steel panels, but
the holes allowed too much visibility into the cabinet interior
and did not really 'pop'..
Sam had some square hole material from a previous job
and when we painted it a bronzy color and put a stained and
painted mahogany veneer panel behind it, it was an instant winnera couple of other photos by Kristian on his @vttrees
instagram page below ... quite the piece!
custom cast pulls by ball and ball hardware in pennsylvania
we have been making this pull in wood since the mid 80s,
and i started having them cast about 10 years ago. fortunately
bob had saved the patterns and once he got the sample i sent
we were good to go ...
and i leave you with a few images from a friends
recent trip to Morocco
the famous 'goats in the trees'
it's not photoshopped!
they like geometric forms!