Music Cabinet

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Project by Simeond posted 12-16-2012 01:17 AM 4715 views 17 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make something that can house the sheet-music and music books for a customer. Their space has a very asian feel and they also wanted it to be about bench-height, because they like to have family gather around the piano and sing (this piece will sit next to their piano under a window).

Under the top are two filing drawers with six removable solid wood dividers where they can keep their sheet music. On each side of these drawers are selves that face out to the side, for them to put their books. Each shelf has a built-in book-end.

The top and shelves are Dalmatia wood (which is an odd wood to work with); the cabinet carcass and stretchers are walnut; the legs are maple; and the drawer fronts are book-matched spalted maple (the “missing” part of these drawer fronts are natural edges – not sure if it worked or not aesthetically).

And and all comments welcome!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 01:26 AM

The character of the wood is alive and it looks very wonderful. Is the “chip out” on the drawer fronts intentional or natural?

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 01:34 AM

Gorgeous… That’s amazing. I love the top but the drawers are my favorite part. Nice work!

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 01:59 AM

That is absolutely stunning.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 02:14 AM

Beautiful table ,great job.


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#5 posted 12-16-2012 02:39 AM

I am in love! Especially with the drawer fronts. I think you nailed it.

-- Steve

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 04:54 AM

Great design and execution. I think I have a new wood to look for ! Dalmatia? where did you find it? It reminds me of the Carob i have been using.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 04:57 AM

Wow I’m blown away! Beutifull wood both the top and the drawer fronts are fantastic. But the drawer fronts are what make it go POW when you first see it. I bet the people walking into the room where this will be will have to take a double take on this piece and when they do it will be Oh WOW that is so cool I want one!

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 05:21 AM

Very interesting and beautiful at the same time !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 05:55 AM

This is sick! In a good way…. What a beauty! Love the coffee table…...Amazing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 01:16 PM

True artistry. The wood choices are great and the lines of the piece are excellent.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#11 posted 12-16-2012 02:01 PM

Just an awesome piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 02:29 PM

Beautiful work! Great choice with the contrasting woods.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 12-16-2012 03:50 PM

Incredible !

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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#14 posted 12-16-2012 05:17 PM


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#15 posted 12-16-2012 06:04 PM

Gorgeous piece!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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