Alder and Pine

  • Advertise with us
Project by dennis mitchell posted 02-09-2007 08:02 PM 4229 views 8 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This an alder cabinet resting in a pine structure. The alder cabinet was carved then glazed before being painted with acrylic paints. The pine structure is reclaimed pine that shows lots of aging and cracks. The shelving a mixture of cherry and walnut. The shelving is built so it can be rearranged for a variety of displays. If you judge this walking by you will never get to the heart of this work. It needs to be opened.

42 comments so far

View schroeder's profile


702 posts in 4732 days

#1 posted 02-09-2007 08:24 PM

Wow! That is beautiful! I like the asian influence and the floating look. Wonderful detail!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

View David's profile


1969 posts in 4745 days

#2 posted 02-09-2007 08:30 PM

Dennis – what an amazing piece! I like the variety of wood types and the painted carvings. Truly beautiful!


View Mark A. DeCou's profile

Mark A. DeCou

2008 posts in 5012 days

#3 posted 02-09-2007 08:36 PM

simply beautiful, save this one for the WDC. I think you are onto something, keep going. Western-Asian-Mountain-Country-Rustic all rolled into one. Very original, and it shows off your abilities to carve well.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4853 days

#4 posted 02-09-2007 09:50 PM

Thats gorgeous Dennis, wow, That is beautiful wood. That looks like some of that real expensive stuff they dug up down under. No kidding it has a pattern like that. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 4906 days

#5 posted 02-09-2007 10:05 PM

Dennis I think you’ve outdid yourself on this one, it’s your best yet. It’s downright beautiful, it’s worth mega-bucks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

View MsDebbieP's profile


18619 posts in 4767 days

#6 posted 02-10-2007 12:00 AM

oh yah!!!
if the “frame and “box”” don’t stop you in your tracks then the vines definitely reach out and drag you back in… wonderful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

View scottb's profile


3648 posts in 4933 days

#7 posted 02-10-2007 02:24 AM

Wow, NICE… and you’ve created a whole new genre!


Grab that ball and keep running!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

View TonyWard's profile


748 posts in 4934 days

#8 posted 02-10-2007 05:32 AM

Anyway you look at this box – it is great! Well done that man!

Will your next work be of the same genre?

View Don's profile


2603 posts in 4783 days

#9 posted 02-10-2007 05:57 AM

Dennis, I’m absolutely gobsmacked! This is a true masterpiece of work.

At every level it works – the selection and combination of wood, the design, color and finish, the choice of joinery, the detail yet the overall impact, and the originality.

I agree with all of the remarks above and can only add that you have my complete admiration and respect for your artistic craftsmanship.

I’ll come back and look at this many times. By the way – forget about kitchens.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

View Obi's profile


2213 posts in 4843 days

#10 posted 02-10-2007 06:29 AM

Truly a wonderful work.

View frank's profile


1492 posts in 4812 days

#11 posted 02-10-2007 12:39 PM

Hi Dennis;
—-’Wood Art’ at its best….WOW!!!

I was just sitting and staring into the cabinet box, or might I say….dreaming within your dream! Looks like your on a roll also, and finding your own niche.


-- --frank, NH,

View oscorner's profile


4563 posts in 4917 days

#12 posted 02-12-2007 09:26 PM

Ditto!! What a work of art!

-- Jesus is Lord!

View Corndog's profile


30 posts in 4732 days

#13 posted 02-12-2007 09:30 PM

I just bought my first GOOD dozuki and I was thinkin’ of sushi for lunch…that work of art makes me happy.

Beautiful work!!!

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

View Jeff's profile


1010 posts in 4700 days

#14 posted 04-15-2007 06:05 AM

This is spectacular Dennis. There is a lot going on but none of it is ‘crowded’ for lack of a better phrase. I wish I could see this in person…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

View Chip's profile


1904 posts in 4699 days

#15 posted 04-15-2007 06:33 AM

Wow Dennis, I missed this piece when I went through your projects before. Thanks for “shuffling” this piece up Jeff. What a stunner. You sure have a wonderful style Dennis… keep it coming please.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

showing 1 through 15 of 42 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics