Liquor Cabinet – “The Maker’s Mark”

Black Walnut with Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish
Drawer in Maple and Black Walnut
Accents in Jatoba
Stainless Steel Knife Hinges
14.5″ x 31″ x 54″

An aesthetic statement honoring the finest design and meticulous workmanship, the cabinet is the second in a trilogy of pieces titled “Tribute to the Masters” and features a veritable symphony of curves and complex joinery. The cabinet sides are painstakingly shaped from solid wood, the door frames are curved frame-and-panel construction using bent laminations of solid wood, and the door panels are coopered and then shaped using a round-bottomed wooden place. The cabinet rests on a stand of solid wood also made using laminations of solid wood, a process in which multiple thin strips of wood are bent around a form and glued together thus “locking” the curve in place. The interior features a drawer of maple and walnut with hand-cut dovetails and a carved pull, an adjustable shelf, and hand-carved door stops and levellers. The back is a traditional frame-and-panel construction featuring individually raised panels for each of the three separate interior compartments. Joinery throughout the piece, often involving the difficult fitting of one curve to another, is completed almost entirely by hand.

The Tribute to the Masters series features designs based closely on the respective works of Sam Maloof, James Krenov, and George Nakashima, widely considered to be the three most significant figures in twentieth-century woodworking. Responding to the influence each master has had on his own work, Paul designed and produced a series of pieces that would honour the original style and also the direction in which it has pushed his own work.

The Maker’s Mark was awarded a Juror’s Choice Award as part of Art in the County, a juried art show in Picton, Ontario in 2014, and won the People’s Choice Award at Wood Objects 2014 in Perth, Ontario.

Currently available, $5,700.