Display Cabinet (New)

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New display cabinet design, just completed. Ash, maple, Holly, Pau Amarello (Yellowheart). Tambour-style sliding door panel. Maple stand. Dovetailed drawers (Holly drawer fronts). I designed a new stand that met a set of criteria (mainly stability) while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. I like the contemporary look and the move away from a typical square or rectangular 4-legged stand. The idea for the design of the stand originated from a chair design of mine in 2014. I had designed a Lounge Chair (aXial Chair) with the same interlocking halves so adapted it for this stand. The innovative design was for a large Interior Design Show held annually that I participated in.



The challenges were mainly in getting the angles right. This was accomplished through full-scale drawings. Full-scale drawings remove the uncertainty in a design. I can get a view of the profile for the stand and determine if the legs are correctly splayed from center. Full-scale drawings also allow me to create templates of key components in the design. If I need to recreate the design, I will use the templates. From preliminary feedback, this stand will be popular.



I learned to work with trigonometry, angles, much more complicated than a typical rectangular stand. The legs interlock in the center at the correct angle and this was only achieved in full-scale drawings. The drawings work well at helping to visualize the design, Did I mention I like full-scale drawings...lol. Also, the criteria involved keeping the components light but strong.

Norman Pirollo

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beautiful norman. ya gotta throw some sawdust around though or no ones gonna believe you did it ūüėČ

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 Haha.  I just cleaned the area before the photos. There is a huge pile of wood shavings and sawdust to the left, still haven't picked it up. I'll do that tomorrow. I'll add a pic of the progress, forgot I had it.

Norman Pirollo

That is nice, like the support base also.    Nicely done sawdust or not.  

Ron

Excellent choice on going rogue with the stand, adds another whole dimension to the look!
Pleasing proportions and complementary wood colors.  Very nice!
Looks nice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Elegant clean lines. Reminds me that I really must do a tambour door.
I'll add my approval for the stand concept - it looks great!
Way better than the last stand. Better ballance andt a lighter, more "energetic" feel to it. Good work!

"The good chair is a task one is never completely done with" Hans Wegner

Thanks all for the feedback.

Norman Pirollo

Great craftsmanship and design. I also think you have a beautiful work shop. 

Your props are nice and fitting to your contemporary designs. What is the angle of the legs. 

James McIntyre

 Great craftsmanship and design. I also think you have a beautiful work shop. 

Your props are nice and fitting to your contemporary designs. What is the angle of the legs. 

Thanks. I will need to take accurate measurements. I use a referential process working from full-scale drawings. So I  transfer the optimal angles directly to the wood components.  

Norman Pirollo

Maybe not practical, but it looks great! Well done. Did you used full scale template drawings ;)

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 Maybe not practical, but it looks great! Well done. Did you used full scale template drawings ;) 

Mainly used to display decorative art objects, the drawers included to feature complementary woods and add to the focal point. Full-scale drawing used in the stand since it involved certain criteria of width and depth. The cabinet is only 8 inches deep so stability (tipping) was a concern. The leg configuration addresses this well. 

Norman Pirollo