cabinets

Adirondack Dresser

Tall Dresser

I call this the Adirondack Dresser, because the spalted maple drawer fronts and side panels are from the Adirondack region of New York State, a place dear to my heart from my childhood.  I have traveled twice through the area on a search for such maple.  As in all my dressers, this one is made from solid wood, with hand-cut drawer dovetail joints and aromatic cedar bottoms.  Case is Cherry.  Height 48 inches.  

Tall Dark Dresser

Tall Dark Dresser

This is the fifth of the Ripple Effect Dressers, so-called because of the concentric dividers between the drawer fronts.  In this edition, the drawer fronts are a rare and beautiful spalted ash.  The case is walnut, and has solid, hand-dovetailed drawers and solid aromatic cedar drawer bottoms.

Low Dresser, 2015

Low Dresser, Walnut and Maple

For a long, low dresser, I keep coming back to this design.  It has a unique layout of drawers, without being outlandish.  It shows off the drawer fronts handsomely, in this case beautiful quilted maple with striking brown streaks.

Minarets Credenza

Minarets Credenza

Taking advantage of a commission opportunity, I stained most of this oak cabinet black, and cut up a sheet of 1/8" aluminum for the door panels.  The result for me was inspiring, as I got to create an picture with the metal, sanding and patina-ing it in different ways.

Concentric Dresser Number Four

Walnut and Madrone Dresser

This Dresser is one of a kind, with it's rich walnut case and spectacular and rare spalted madrone drawer fronts and side panels.  If these woods turn you on, there may never be another piece like this.  It includes all the features of all my dressers:  all solid wood construction, includeing walnut drawer sides, silky drawer operation, and solid aromatic cedar drawer bottoms.

Concentric Dresser

Concentric Dresser

When laying out the pattern for this dresser, I considered the point in space where the two legs meet, which is about 16 feet above the top .  From this imaginary point, the  dividers between the drawers are radially drawn, making them concentric.  This is not a mathematical effect that anyone would notice, but it made the construction of this piece much simpler, given that all the drawers are slightly curved.  Shown here in cherry and curly maple. Height is 48 inches.

Low Dresser, 2013

Low Dresser, 2013, Cherry/Spalted Maple

The drawers of this cherry dresser are made from some of the last of the great spalted birdseye maple which has boosted my career for the last 10 years.  The thousand-board-foot unit I bought a decade ago has nearly run out.  I am searching high and low for more! 

Mondrian Cabinet

Mondrian Cabinet

This cabinet, my first spec piece of 2013, was inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian, who incorporated rectangles of mixed sizes in a right-angle grid.  This storage cabinet is 48 inches tall, and made of walnut, cherry, and maple.  It features 3 drawers and 3 shelf spaces behind doors.

Yin, Yang, and Young

Yin, Yang, and Young

This is the culmination of the Tip-Top Series of cabinets.  I see it as the family:   Mom, Dad, and Kid.  My signature piece to date, it is a challenge to build.  I have built two of them, both in cherry and spalted maple. With these Tip-Top pieces, I like to challenge people's notion of what furniture should look like.

Tip-Top Semainier, Cherry

Tip-Top Dresser

A semainier is a French word for "seven-drawer dresser", and was originally meant to hold a week's worth of clothing.  (It was rough being royalty!)  Of all my Tip-Top pieces, this is the design I have repeated the most, and is the most enjoyable to build.  People are drawn to drawers, and I like the graduated, cascading knobs.