Cherry cabinet

Cherry and walnut cabinet.

Cherry and walnut cabinet.

The design of this cabinet grew from a single piece of rare spalted P.E.I. cherry. Friend and woodworking mentor Steven Stairs gave me the piece of wood about 20 years ago, I finally cut it open to book-match it and figure out how to build a cabinet around this piece of wood. I decided just to suspend the wood from the top and bottom only, since there was still bark, (aka live edge), along one side. You can see into the cabinet, and to open the door you just pinch the frame of the door and pull.

Panel and framing detail
Panel and framing detail

This type of cherry can get really blotchy if you use an oil finish, so I sprayed several coats of polyurethane, and oil finished the walnut.

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